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.