Since I was in high school, I’ve been a huge proponent of morning exercise, particularly morning jogs. Training in between cheerleading and track seasons, I would wake at 6:00 a.m. to hit the road to stay in tip-top form. In college, my jogs would be a bit later, but I’d still be awake before most of the world was. A sunrise pavement-pound is how I usually learn my way around new cities; what better way to get to know a new place?
Here at home, I have a fabulous biking/running trail behind my house. Still, for convenience/safety sake, I usually find myself at the gym in the morning. BO-RING!
But now that it’s light out at 5:30 a.m., I see no reason not to vary things up. And so I laced my New Balances, slapped on my heart rate monitor, grabbed my keys and phone, and I was off. For 45 minutes it was just me and open road, and then open trail as I wound my way back home off-road. I watched the sun rise, and focused on the strides and my breath. Not a care in the world.
Now, I feel incredible! 🙂
How about you? Do you find early morning jogs or exercise as exhilirating as I do?