I’m going to be honest I dread my alarm going off. I dread the alarm going off again at 5:15 AM I also dread the days it goes off again at 5:30AM. Yes I am one of those people that need several alarms. I set it for 5:00 AM telling myself the previous night that I will get up and go on a run with two of the best running partners I have; my two boxers Cassius and Willow.
The morning run has truly been a struggle for me. I have tried to set just one alarm thinking it would force me out of bed. I have tried to set one at 4:45AM giving myself just a little more time to ready my mind. Why is this so difficult? On the days I make it out the door with the dogs I feel GREAT! The dogs are always ready to go and jump around like crazy waiting for me to get their harness and leashes on them. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty that I don’t go everyday because it makes them so happy.
When I get out of the house and hit the pavement it’s a totally different day. I am energized and focused at work. I tend to do better with early morning runs because after a day at work I find every excuse when I get home not to workout. But those early morning runs.. They are a special time for me. I usually turn on my Gospel music and hit the pavement running. It is time for me to start my day with some worship and quiet time with God. What a great way to start my day!