As I peer, with bloodshot eyes through my bedroom blinds, I hear my still warm and comfy bed calling me back. That cosy duvet, the warm firm pillows, still with the indent where my head should be.
Come on we can do this, the hardest one is under my belt. The only fail, is to stay in bed.
So I'm out of the door for my 5 minute walk, daylight just starting to break through, and then I'm soon into my first 60 second run.
OMG... that first run is still in my legs, I'm hurting already. They lied to me, they said the first run was the hardest. They lied to me.
Into my 2nd 60 second run and I'm seriously wondering if I can finish this. But I got out of bed, so this wouldn't be a fail, right?
By the end of the 3rd run it's starting to feel a bit easier. The lady from my Runkeeper app kindly tells me my average pace. I have nothing to compare it to, but I know I'm clearly no Roger Bannister.
As I get further into my run, i realise something isnt quite right. I check the c25k app on my phone. Somehow I missed the bell. My course is simple, I run in one direction, get to half way and run back. I've now done an extra minute run in the wrong direction.
But I'm starting to feel good now and actually, I ended up adding a cheeky extra 60 second run onto the end (just to get to my much needed morning coffee quicker)
I'm doing this, I'm really doing this. And I have to say, everybody was right, they didn't lie to me at all. I feel better after this run than I did after the first and my recovery time was quicker. It was just harder to get going.
As for my pacekeeper from RunKeeper, i think next time, she can stay in bed asleep.