Quiet Morning Run

I was SUPER productive this morning and went on a run at 6am. Who am I?? It felt WONDERFUL.

I have the Color Me Rad 5k in Boston this month and I HAVE to step my game up. I have been running at the gym much more frequently than I was at the beginning of my workout program. I have also been running in a park nearby my house on the weekends. However, I am definitely not in 5k shape yet and I am determined to get there, or as close to it as I can!

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I set my alarm for 5:45am, unsure of whether or not I would actually get up. Much to my surprise, I sprung out of bed and was hitting the asphalt at 6 o’clock on the dot.

The air was cool after a lot of rain yesterday, and the streets were empty. It could not have been more perfect.

The route that I took is typically pretty busy, with heavy traffic on a regular basis, and people walking and biking on the sidewalks. I passed one other person and maybe four cars in total. The streets were mine. Excellent.

I only went 2.11 miles but that’s more than any other morning! I only walked for about 1-1.5 minutes which is progress, but I need to push myself to fight through the feeling of wanting to break for a moment.

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There is something totally relaxing about running in the morning. It gives you a time to think and enjoy the peace while preparing for the rest of the day. I definitely need to do it more often. I feel so accomplished and my day has hardly started.

I got home and was drenched in sweat. Just the way I like it.

The plan is to hopefully hit the gym at the end of my work day. It’s supposed to be a leg day, with a few exercises that I have only tried once or twice. Maybe I will even run again. We’ll see how I feel by then.

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