For my job, I have a fair amount of events that require my time in the evenings. While not an issue generally, I have realized that this will affect my training regime. So, in an effort to combat this, I decided that I would get today's cycling miles (8, according to the training plan) in by getting up and onto the trainer.
I have realized from previous stints on the trainer that I can't focus/hear t.v. when I'm on the trainer, but I can stare at pictures. Finding a program (typically a food show) that fit this criteria at 6 a.m. was not appealing, so I just went with silence. This was perhaps a poor choice. Boredom was almost instant. Trying to convince my legs that they wanted to move was not easy, and I was very grateful for the heart rate monitor; it was about the only thing that could keep me honest today.
Overall, I am glad I got up and got moving this morning. It felt great to do an a.m. swim and p.m. run yesterday, so I'll see if it still feels as good tomorrow!