Early morning runs - selfish?

Is it selfish to run early if I know it will wake my partner up?

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03/04/2013 at 16:52

My OH doesn't give a toss, as long as I don't expect her to go out running as well or watch me at any race where there's the risk of rain and cold; which is no risk at all since I'm not over keen on those conditions myself.

She is quite happy however to drive along in the car, following me while I do long runs. Though in future I suggest that she doesn't take the same short cut across the local golf course but to go around. Green keepers get a bit put out dealing with tyre marks.

03/04/2013 at 18:33

I get up even earlier than that, keep my kit in the bathroom, so in the morning I just slip out of bed, into kit and out of the door. OH never even notices I am gone. I always set the alarm, but tend to wake up before it goes off so it doesn't normally go off

it is only when the alarm goes off and I decide to stay in bed that he gets grumpy!!

 

03/04/2013 at 19:26

Sorry but l fail to see how anyone could consider anyone else for being selfish by getting them up half an hour earlier than what they normally would anyway.

If it was a case of you setting an alarm for 3am or something knowing that he would struggle to get back down then id maybe say yeah perhaps a tad inconsiderate but it's half an hour for crying out loud.

 

03/04/2013 at 20:04
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
She did... That's why she ended up with me !

History as well eh?

03/04/2013 at 20:19
Turns out he wasn't as bothered as I'd expected. Mobile phone alarm under the pillow worked really well though still woke him a bit. Enjoyed a lovely short run and felt smug all day.

Christ it's cold at 6am though!

Same thing tomorrow.
03/04/2013 at 20:23

well done, once you are used to it, you will wake up without the alarm anyway

in the summer it is so much cooler at 6 in the morning

03/04/2013 at 20:25
N Humphry wrote (see)
Turns out he wasn't as bothered as I'd expected. Mobile phone alarm under the pillow worked really well though still woke him a bit. Enjoyed a lovely short run and felt smug all day.

Christ it's cold at 6am though!

Same thing tomorrow.

All that whingeing for nothing!

03/04/2013 at 21:01

I find it quite magical early in the morning, especially in the summer and early autumn. The sunrise and the mist settling in the fields

05/04/2013 at 22:54

Glad it all worked out ok for you N Humphry. I'm fortunate in that I can do most of my running during my lunch break, I have an unofficial agreement with my boss that if I'm longer than 1 hour then I'll make the time up at the end of the day. I never fail to do so. On a Friday we finish 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the week so I have a 2 hour lunch and end up staying until roughly the same time as on the other days of the week. 

I am always out of the house before 7.30 on a Sunday for my long run, both my wife and I are up at 5.45 each morning to get ready for work, so she appreciates a nice lie in on a Sunday morning. She's normally only just got out of the shower when I get back so I jump in and we have breakfast afterwards. Going out early also gives us the rest of the day to do other things.

 


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