Blogathon post 13/30
I’ve always been a morning runner and can’t see myself ever changing that. Since I can remember my dad always ran early in the morning. When I was at school and university he used to tip me out of my bed somewhere between 4 and 5 AM every morning. I was not amused but it seems to have stuck with me and I still get up between 3:30 and 4:30 AM for my morning run.
The best part of it is how great I feel afterwards. The whole day is so much better if started with a morning run. The knowledge that I’ve done my training for the day is always motivating. Nothing can happen during the day that can interfere with my training.
I must add to this that I am also lucky to live in Johannesburg. This means I can run outside throughout the year, including winter. We do have very cold mornings with temperatures dropping below freezing, but it is still very manageable. If you dress warm enough winter morning runs are really pleasant.
So I’m a morning runner for life. It is in my blood in the same way that running is. Without it my life is missing something.
When do you prefer to do your running?