I am not quite normal. You see as I type this it is 4:30 AM (yes, AM). I sit before you on the computer with my running clothes on, sneakers laced, with a banana and peanut butter and a strong cup of joe. We are all meeting here in about a 1/2 hour for a 13 mile run.
Since when do I think it's OK to wake up at this ungodly hour and do these things? Abbey, our 9 year old yellow lab who has perfected the art of lazy-dog, actually gave me a dirty look when I stepped over her on my way down the stairs. I am certain if my coffeemaker could talk it would say "STOP! Wait! Don't brew yet...do you realize it is the middle of the night?"
You may ask, "If you are running at 5:15 am, why do you wake up at 4:20 am?"
Let me explain.
First of all, it's 4:20 and not a minute more. 4:15 seemed horribly close to 4 am and that is stupidly early. Then, I need to be sure I get a little nourishment down for the run, along with coffee, which gets...er...the system going. Let me tell you, you need to get ALL things out of the lower GI before embarking out on a long run. So, we need some time for *that* to peculate.
Then there is the water situation. Far be it for us Divas to carry our own water, we need water stops. First we had some garbage bags full of bottled water, but those got stolen. Now we have 2 full-time full on crates, complete with labels ("Do not DRY out the DIVAS") with water bottles in them. Along with GU, jelly beans, gum, bandaids, wet wipes, toilet paper/tissues (because sometimes things don't come ALL the way out), extra hair ties, advil, and perhaps a tampon or two. You just never know. Anyway, I need to drop the water in carefully planned out locations so we are properly hydrated. Oops. I should probably leave now...gotta get that water out there and I think *something* is brewing down there.
And I ain't talking coffee...