The Early Bird

I am not normally a morning person (ok this is an understatement- think grumpy dishevelled troll). But today for some reason I was awake at 5am, and after wasting a bit of time scrolling meaninglessly on my phone I decided to do something a bit more productive and go for a run. I managed a very gentle interval parkrun yesterday as my first run post-surgery and it felt ok. So I made myself a low-key interval session on my Garmin and headed out to see how it felt.

Man alive, I did not expect it to be so beautiful! I had a false start because after only 30 seconds running I just had to stop and take in the view. It was still pretty dark initially, with a thick a layer of mist across the grass, but the most gorgeous sunrise was shining through.

Fired up by the stunningness of my surroundings I did my run intervals slightly faster than I’d intended, but actually I felt great. So hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from today. I did 0.2 miles running with 0.1 miles walk, recover, take photos of amazing sunrise, repeat x 7!

So even if you aren’t usually a morning person, should the feeling unexpectedly arise I can highly recommend the early bird run. I was only out for twenty minutes, and by the end of the session it was all over – you’d never have known that the most beautiful sunrise had ever even happened. I feel so lucky my running took me out there to see it.

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6 thoughts on “The Early Bird

  1. Beautiful! I’ve always been a morning person, although lately not by choice. But I’m kinda afraid to run on an empty stomach. Does it not have any effect then? Running would be a better use of my time then going online, for sure!

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    1. I’m fine up until about 10k (although I always have a cup of tea first), but it’s quite individual. I can stomach half a banana shortly before a run so if you had something small as soon as you got up you’d probably be fine by the time you were dressed. Go for it!

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  2. Those sunrise pictures are really beautiful. Around 6:00 this time of year is a wonderful time to run in my part of Canada. The world around me is just waking up. I don’t get out as often as I like that time of day, but when I do it is so much appreciated. 🙂

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