Daily Archives: May 22, 2012

Morning Runner

I’m a morning runner. I’m awake and up by 4:00. I enjoy morning coffee until sunrise and I’m out the door as soon as there is enough “comfortable” daylight to run by myself.

Why morning running?

  • It’s an energy boost to start the day.
  • Seeing the sunrise.
  • Optimal temps particularly during the summer.
  • The peace and quiet of early morning. Hearing nothing but my foot fall.
  • Starting the day with a feeling of accomplishment.
  • Rarely is an early morning run cancelled due to other commitments.
  • Morning is when I feel my best, strongest and most energized.
  • I enjoy watching and listening to the world waking up.
  • By 8:00 or so my run is done and I have the rest of the day ahead of me.
  • Typically, if I start early I have plenty of time. No rushing.
  • Balance. My kids and husband are still asleep so it makes balancing running time and family time easier.

Are you a morning runner? What is your favorite time of day to run or workout?