Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Morning run

I have a class at the gym tonight and plans at lunch, but I wanted to squeeze in a run, so 6AM is was. The cool, dark and quiet morning was eerily calming and it was a great way to start my day. I truly wish I had the discipline to do this more often, but the truth is that I'm surprised I managed to get up today. I'm just not a morning person during the week.

So the run was nice and I took a slight detour to scope out some new running/walking trails being constructed in our neighbourhood. We've been promised ~9K of trails and I can't wait to explore more thoroughly as progress continues. With winter looming we probably won't be able to fully enjoy them until next spring, but it's definitely something to look forward to.

Not much else to report here. My tummy is grumbling for some breakfast; one thing about running in the morning - it makes me extra hungry all day!

I'll leave you with a post-run sweaty pic that I took for Prior Fat Girl's Proof is in the Pictures:



Don't mind the nasty cold sore on my bottom lip, which is also the reason I could only half-smile. Ouchie. :(


Have a good one!

P.S. The Daily Cadence is hosting a Box O' Stuff giveaway - check it out here and please let him know I sent you!

28 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Good for YOU! It's a gorgeous morning out there today, glad you were able to enjoy it!

RunToTheFinish said...

yeahh love a good morning run! I was so excited when they finished the trail by our house in KC, I was on it all the time

happygoluckyalex said...

I saw your tweet this AM. Good for you!!! I have such a hard time waking up too... !

Mark said...

Good going and looking!!! Like a long distance runner!:)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Love the picture!!! So exciting that you will have new running territory soon.

Off to check out the links.

I have NEVER run before work...crazy huh?? I just cant do it. People who do are totally amazing to me. So kudos to you for being AMAZING...as always.

Hugs!

lindsay said...

way to go on the am run! i need to get back in that habit... even if it still means being stuck on the treadmill :-/

Denise said...

I'm starving after morning workouts, too!! But oatmeal after a run in the morning never tasted so good!

celmore said...
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celmore said...

I love running during sunrise.

Thanks for the shout! That's 5 for you!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

good for you getting up early! I wish i could do it too... lol. Have a great class tonight!

J said...

Love the morning running look! It can be hard to get up. Some mornings I just dont want to go but I know I will feel better afterwards. Its good I run alone cause sometimes i am grumpy! Running helps me get over the grumpiness! lol

shellyrm said...

In theory, we were running together this morning! I had my 6a.m. run too! It was great but not nearly long enough.

The Happy Runner said...

Way to get out there! I so wish I could run in the morning. I know I could, I just can't get myself to actually do it. People who do always impress me!

trialsoftraining said...

I'm always completely starved after morning runs too! But it feels SO GOOD to get out there, especially now that mornings are the only times we see some LIGHT! :) Way to get up and goooo!

Aneta said...

the weather is absolutely beautiful.
I have not had the chance to get out there! ive been working at 8 am every morning ugh.
but im hoping the weather holds up for a few more days and i can get my butt out there.

Jamie said...

Way to wake up early! I find it tough to get up early too but always feel better when I do to run.

Mama said...

Good job getting out there. I never get up for an early run!

MCM mama

kceatingontherun said...

LOL I love early runs I just rarely do them . They make me so hungry though! I totally want to do Goofy someday! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

N.D. said...

Nice pic.. and nice run. I love it when I'm done running after 6 am but hate getting up for it anymorE!

Amanda said...

That's exciting about the new trails. It'll be something to look forward to when it warms up again for you next year.

I Run for Fun said...

Nice pic!

I love morning runs. And I always gorge after morning runs too. They make me feel so much hungrier.

Meg Runs said...

Great job on the run...I feel hungry when I run in the morning but it feels so good! Cute picture!

B.o.B. said...

Look at you all adventurous new trail finder! LOL! I am still not loving the trails. Tips please on how to the love the trails. Thanks.

BTW, abreva is my hero. Works like a mofo on cold sores. Use like they were paying you to.

Irish Cream said...

Daaaang, morning runs at this time of year = very impressive! I find it SO impossible to get up. Not sure what that's all about . . . it's not like it's getting cold here in Goofy Challenge land (see how I switched that from Mickey land to suit us better? Nice, right?) But seriously, way to go, girl! ;)

And by the way, I'm SUPER jealous--trails in your neighborhood? That is just plain AWESOME!

Jess said...

Glad you got to enjoy a nice AM run! Funny that it's cool enough there to require a jacket. But I suppose...it is Novemeber, isn't it?

aron said...

YAY for am runs!!!! :)

joyRuN said...

Now that it's cold & dark, it's gotten impossible to get out of my warm comfy bed in the early morning!

Exciting you'll have new paths to explore in the spring too!

KBam said...

I can't say I love getting up extra early to run in the morning, but I do love morning runs... usually only after they're over though. The quality of my run is never as good at 6am as it is later in the day, but my energy level for the rest of the day is always so much higher. I'll gladly sacrifice the quality of my run for the quality of my day every once in a while!
-Kristin