Friday, August 1, 2008

The Early Bird Gets The...

... whatever.  I was up bright and early at 6 am this morning and on the road, running at 6:30.   I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing this.  I can't tell you the last time I was able to.  See, I have to get the proper amount of sleep the night before, or an early morning run is a no-go.  I consider myself a morning person.  I like to get up and start the day at the beginning of the day.  I am usually pleasant.  The more sleep I get the happier I am in the morning. As I stepped out on my porch today I could smell skunks, cigarette smoke, and fresh asphalt.  All of which I expect to smell in the morning and generally don't mind.  The sun was coming up over the Urban Nature Reserve as I ran by it and it was a beautiful sight.  A nice man waved me over to his car and asked directions to Wal-Mart.  (Which I gave eagerly.  I love to give directions.)  There was an old woman riding a bike w/ a basket on it.  A man was roller-blading.  The guys at 84 Lumber honked their truck horns as I ran by and it startled me.  Really nice people are out and about at this time of day, and if I am sleeping b/c I went to bed too late, I don't get to see them. I was back home by 7:20 and the kids and Jack were just waking up.  Perfect timing.  Peace!


Tonya said...

I started doing this too! I have to wait until Lee gets home..but it's such a great feeling to get going early!

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