I realized today that it had been a while since I ran first thing in the morning- since before Christmas at least. I had from Dec. 23 – Jan. 2 off, and even though I still got up at 5:30 with my husband to help take the dogs out before he started his work blogging, I would go back to bed- I was on vacation, after all. Then last week, it was so bitterly cold most mornings that I did other things, mostly yoga.
It felt good to be back to my routine. I was sleepy from not sleeping all that well last night, but otherwise my legs and other limbs all felt great. I was definitely more awake by the time my 3.13 sojourn was up. I also did a pretty good pace- about 9:40 I estimate (soon I hope to get a running watch to be more accurate).
I love running on a mostly empty stomach- a few sips of water, and sometimes half a banana if I’m going 5 miles, but mostly empty. I love how quiet it is out there, and how few cars there are. I love how alert I feel the rest of the day, and just generally less stressed. I also love how my appetite seems sated I just don’t get as hungry throughout the day when I run in the morning. Which means more energy and less cranky Cupcake.
I’m going to take this as a good omen for the coming week. I hope everyone else had as good a start to the day as I did.