Jim Steinman’s piano got my run started this morning, circa 5:30 a.m.
In the darkness I smiled to myself.
Pre-dawn, Meatloaf’s vocals are the perfect motivator for me. Especially this song– starting delicately and then building with tension. Perfect for a morning work-out.
I actually did some dynamic stretches today after waking up! Feeling smarter every day. I’ve decided learning (and implementing) stretches is one of my goals for this Tues/Thurs training class. And I got the layers mostly right today, though I could have used another pair of tights! My core, hands and head were toasty, however. And that’s enough for me.
I’m making this work! Last night I was asleep just after 8:30 p.m. My body is starting to cooperate with me, at long last. Yesterday morning in class I had something like 3.5 hours of sleep because of anxiety about waking up so early. I did okay. But today I was better.
I’ve run this early before, but usually when I couldn’t sleep anyway or because I had plans.
Today I woke up this early out of sheer discipline, and surpassed my goal! Coming down the hill toward by car at the end, I stopped to behold the sunrise. I was in no rush.
God was there with me.
Just after three miles, my knee began to hurt a little. But I’ll ice it and be on with my day.
I feel refreshed and hungry. Time for breakfast and a shower before work!