Today I want to take a minute to reflect on my morning runs.
Upon reflection I really think I am starting to enjoy them.
Get it? I crack myself up! : )
But really, this whole getting up for an early morning run thing seems to be happening more lately! I really enjoy the extra energy running before work gives me.
I used to think I needed coffee to wake up, but I’ve been hitting the pavement without any coffee because running is all I need in this world!
Okay, that’s not really true … I most definitely come home and have an iced coffee!
The only problem with early morning running is that I can’t quite get myself up early enough to eat breakfast, digest and then go running so I do these runs on an empty stomach. I can’t say for sure if this is the reason why, but I tend to run a good 20-30 seconds per mile slower in the morning with what feels like a normal effort.
Oh well, I’m only doing easy runs in the a.m. at this point so it’s not such a big deal. Maybe with time I’ll start being able to stomach a snack early enough to eat before I head out the door.
I have noticed that people tend to be less friendly in the morning, or perhaps they’re just more introspective… thinking about what’s to come in the day. When I run in the evenings I feel like everyone smiles and waves, in the morning a head bob is about as good as it gets.
Well, as most of you know Adam and I are off to Paris and London TODAY! The cat sitter came yesterday and Cecil will be well taken care of although I will miss him lots!
I will definitely be getting in some early morning runs this week as I explore these two exciting cities. I’ll be blogging as I can and Instagramming a bunch! Next time I talk to you it will be from Paris!
I hope my one semester of French in college serves me well…
Are you fluent in multiple languages? If so, teach me a quick phrase : )
Did you study a second language in high school or college?