I've always wanted to get up extra early and run before having to get ready for work. There is just one problem; Monday-Friday I am NOT a morning person. On Saturday and Sunday I can be up early and out running with no issues, but when it comes to getting up earlier then I already have to for work, I just can't bring myself to do it. That is, until today!
For some unknown reason, both Chris and I woke up at 4:30am and were wide awake. I tried to fall back to sleep but it wasn't happening. I got up and started my day. I made coffee, did a load of laundry, watched TV and decided to run. By the time it was light out, I was only able to get a short 2.6 mile run (20:22, 7:52 pace) in. It felt GREAT! I felt GREAT! I left the MP3 player at home and just enjoyed listening to the birds. I wish I could have kept going. Boy, have I been missing out on a great thing! I am going to try to be up earlier at least 1 day per week to run before having to get ready for work. I'll have to head out with it still some-what dark to ensure I can get longer distances in, but I am fine with that. I may soon know what it's like to have my evenings free versus them consuming my training runs and trips to the gym.