I was planning on being at the gym at 6:30 am when it opened this morning. That didn’t happen. Apparently you can only hit “snooze” on your alarm so many times before the alarm clock gives up and turns off. I woke up at 6:30 and dragged my tired self to the gym for an easy 4.0 miles. I mean, really easy. It felt hard because there was no SportsCentre on TV and watching hockey highlights gets me through my runs.
After the little run, I did 25 minutes of arm strength training. I was smart and didn’t do leg work before my long run tomorrow 😉 Bicep curls, chest flies, triceps dips… all of the usual suspects when it comes to my weight lifting. The gym was night and quiet this Saturday morning and it was wonderful!
The reason I was best friends with the snooze button this morning was because I decided to watch one of my favourite movies last night… Crazy Stupid Love. It was a good idea to watch this movie but not such a good idea to start it late at night. When my alarm went off I knew that an extra bit of sleep was more important than an extra bit of time wandering (tiredly) around the gym.
I think you can probably guess why I love this movie. It is freaking hilarious and it has Ryan Gosling… who is shirtless at one point in the movie… enough said.
I think it was this movie that gave me one of my favourite running mantras. “Run like Ryan Gosling is waiting at the finish line for you!” I seriously say this to myself on runs when it is starting to feel long or I am starting to slow down. If Ryan Gosling were waiting at the finish line I would be sprinting. What a stud.
I know that some days I use sleep as an excuse to not go to the gym or not do a two-hour workout but in most cases it is more beneficial for me to get a good sleep than a crappy tired workout. In one of my “Exercise Theory” classes we talked about balancing life and how diet, exercise, and sleep are all EQUAL parts of a healthy life. If I am tired… I should sleep 🙂 I think that being tired (both mentally and physically) makes you more prone to injury and NO ONE wants that!
What is one of YOUR favourite movies that you could watch over and over again?