It might shock you with all the morning running that I do, but I have a confession…
I am not a morning person. Not at all.
No matter how hard I try to be, it is pretty difficult to get out of bed every morning. Every morning I battle my alarms (because I always set two and I always hear the second one) and every morning I crawl out of bed just wanting more sleep.
So why do I force myself to get out of my warm bed each and every day when I could just keep sleeping?
Because there is nothing like the feeling of a morning run.
I love that my day doesn’t start with me rushing off to work. I love that my day doesn’t start with me picking out my work outfit, or trying to catch a train or sitting in traffic.
I love that when I get up, I am going to put running clothes on. I love that I am going to go out into the quiet morning and start my day by doing my favorite activity: running.
I love that I am wake up as I am running. I love that I get to see the sunrise. I love knowing that most other people are still sleeping.
I love the feeling of accomplishment that a morning run starts my day with.
There are days I definitely battle the alarm more than others, and it does get easier as time goes on, but I have never regretted getting out of bed, putting on my running clothes and heading out the door for a run.
Are you a morning or evening runner? What do you love most about the time of day you run?