Breakfast Running Club and No Excuses.

This morning I was up around 6 am for a quick 5 mile jaunt with my breakfast running club ladies. We have formed a little running club in my neighborhood so a couple of the ladies met up to watch the beautiful sunrise and sweat it out a bit.
Although I love my solo runs I do like to switch it up during the week from time to time and run with friends. I am so lucky that the girls in my neighborhood love getting up early and busting it out just like I do. I think running with friends definitely helps to give you a boost and sometimes will push you to work a little harder when you don’t want to.
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My friend Elyse is super fast and also runs marathons like myself so I love trying to keeping up with her for most of the way.
After the run I came home and did a mini strength set in my living room. I keep the weights by the tv so there’s no excuses not to get my lift on. This set takes about 15-20 minutes…great if you are strapped for time. Or do a few more rounds if you want to go a little bit longer.
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Do you have a workout you like to do in your living room or if you’re strapped for time? How do you encourage yourself to work harder while you’re running?

29 thoughts on “Breakfast Running Club and No Excuses.

  1. i like to work out with my boyfriend because he can show me a lot of new exercises that I wouldn’t normally do with free weights and we help motivate each other. Working out with my girlfriends is fun too, but we get so wrapped up in talking that I think my workout suffers. I think the key is to find workout buddies at an equal or greater fitness level with similar goals. looks like you found a great group of girls πŸ™‚

  2. The majority of the time, I workout and run alone, but it’s always fun to run with friends or a group, particularly when someone is a bit faster than you ;). That always translates to a great workout!

  3. Lately, my main inspiration for pushing harder in workouts has been thinking about what it will feel like to PR at my fall marathon. I need to find some running buddies in my area. Running with someone is really nice–helps the miles pass by much faster.

  4. I love running buddies that motivate you to go faster. These days I feel like a slow-poke and I always warn all my running friends that I might be holding them back. I feel bad. But they reassure me that it’s OKAY! So I’m glad that I have great running friends. I’m super jealous that you can run that early — I miss running SUPER early. But yeah, I learned that after kids, I just have to adjust and accommodate. It works out — and you just have to meet awesome running friends that are flexible to your schedule. πŸ™‚

    • I think it’s great that we both have awesome running buds to run with! I just admire you for keeping up with the rockstar running while prego – I really am hoping that I will be the same way when I get pregnant (God willing…gotta work on the marriage part first…HAHA!) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. If I lived in your neighborhood, I would totally ask to tag along on your morning runs! I am terrible at working out in the morning, but I did it for a whole week straight when I had a friend texting me at 5:45 a..m. to wake up and get my sweat on!

    That’s a fantastic pace, too! When I’m doing my mile repeats, I keep my miles about 7:50 – 8:00 min per mile, but I otherwise hover in the mid 8:30s. I wish I was one of those women who could effortlessly glide along at a 7 and some change pace all the time!

  6. Love it! I need to find some ladies in my ‘hood to run with as well! I am training for my 2nd 5k EVER that’s coming up June 2nd. I’m scared I’m not going to be able to run a full 30 mins. This post gives me inspiration, thank you!

  7. That’s a good idea putting your weights next to the couch! I hide mine under my dresser in my bedroom, so maybe I should move them. I never see them.

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