Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Why run in the morning?

I will tell you why...

Because something always comes up after work.  For example, Today.  I was walking out to my car at 4:30pm and I was planning on heading home when I received a call from my wonderful boyfriend Brian.  He was having car trouble and needed me to pick him up at the car dealership/repair place across town.  An hour and a half later I arrived home, hungry and cranky.

It was a good thing I got up out of bed this morning for a quick 3.6 mile run.  Otherwise I would have been one unhappy camper about not being able to run today!  I had hoped to get in a second short 2 miler after work...but obviously that didn't happen.

And that is why you should run in the morning!  Happy Wednesday! Hope you got your run in today!

31 comments:

kilax said...

I totally agree about running in the morning. Plus it leaves your evenings free to laze about!

Happy you already had your run done!

bethtrue said...

Amen sister - you just never know what is going to come up. I feel good too, all day, knowing that I got my run in. If I get a second one done after work, all the better, but its not a requirement!

Tim Wilson said...

I couldn't agree more. Always a reason will come up to not run and I would also be very cranky!

Lisa said...

That's one of the two reasons why I started running and working out in the morning. That and because it gives me the energy & concentration I need to power through my day!

Aneta said...

u r so right!
but i have been having so much trouble getting up in the morning.
I need to start again! i love how i feel when i workout or run in the morning!

Aneta said...

u r so right!
i love how i feel after i workout or run in the mornings. lately, though, i have been having lots of problems waking up. i need to work on that!

Marlene said...

Good thing you got that run done early! You're right, things come up so often!

Holly said...

100% agree. Either way you look at it, if you put off a run -- its more likely it won't happen.

Bethany + Ryan said...

i love love LOVE running in the morning! best way to start the day!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Very true... i need to try to run in the morning a couple of times a week. I hate when things come up that prevent me from running after work!

Amy said...

I totally agree! I'm not an early morning runner, but I try to get out before noon or I tend to lose motivation, plus it leaves me feeling good for the rest of the day!

Lacey Nicole said...

amen sistahhh for "me time" in the morning. just think what it'll be like when we have kids!!!!!!!!! i always wonder how i'll handle that... elliot tells me i'm going to be a great mom. haha. i dunno i get really cranky about losing sleep :) glad you got a run in today anyway!

N.D. said...

Please! you are so right, I keep trying and trying to get up early again. It is so hard right now!

marathonmaiden said...

amen to early running. when i was still in high school i always ran after school but now that i'm a morning runner i don't think i could ever go back!

Molly said...

as of Monday, I'm turning over a new leaf...morning running. I start marathon training then, so there's no time like the present!

runnernic.com said...

I couldnt agree more!! :) except its hard and no fun waking up! lol :)

Jocelyn said...

You are smart. I still hit snooze too many times...

Jon Gilchrist said...

I feel you on that...life has a funny way of happening AFTER work...

Runner Leana said...

So true!!!

Jamie said...

It's so true but I really like my sleep in the morning :)

EndorphinBuzz said...

The weather is usually more comfortable too!

Kim said...

I know all of this and yet I so frequently cannot get out of bed in the morning. Sigh.

misszippy said...

You are so right!

Christy said...

I went on my first morning run today! 6am, thank you! I'm very pleased and am going to try to start doing this twice a week!

Glenn Jones said...

I've go to tell you J, if I didn't run after work, you'd be reading about me in the news: "Stressed out old fat guy goes on strangulation rampage. Film at 11!"

Running is my therapy and meditation all wrapped up in one.

onelittletrigirl said...

I work out four mornings a week because for some reason, after work is just not cutting it!!!

Julianne said...

Things ALWAYS come up for me after work. I try to run in the morning or work out, if not at lunch time. A week ago, I was going to do my mid-week long run after work and my husband calls me to tell me he scored free play off tix to Sharks vs Red Wings game!! Hello, it was a no brainer! Anyway, yeah, I totally agree!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love running in the morning too, but it rarely happens. I have to seriously plan my runs into my days to make them happen. Maybe someday I will be able to get up early enough to run in the morning...

Chelsea said...

I totally agree. Life is much less intrusive on morning runs. You are a good girlfriend for rescuing him, though.

Nicole Orriƫns said...

I agree! It's best to get your run in first thing! That way you can't think of excuses during the day.

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sunapeegirl said...

I never regret waking up early to run. I'm always so exhausted after a long day the last thing I want to do is go to the gym! Also, I just like getting it done with, feeling great all day and not have it hanging over my head