Friday, October 7, 2011


I’m swamped with work and life, but getting back on track with running thanks to new routines.

Lately I've been waking up at 6:30 and getting out the door before work so that no matter what happens at the office, I get my run in. Morning running, I've found, has several advantages:

- Only one shower a day

- Fewer slow-moving tourists out and about

- Cooler weather and less humidity

- No late night snacking because I have to hunker down and get to bed!

And a few disadvantages:

- Shorter distances. Due to time constraints I can’t say go for a seven mile run just because I’m feeling good.

- The first mile is slow going because I’m still sort of waking up

- I must drink coffee first but then it makes me so thirsty

My body loves having a routine. I’m getting in bed by 11:30 most nights, which is really excellent for me. And, now I have time at night to take walks with my husband and discover parts of the port of Barcelona I’ve never seen before.


  1. I hate mornings!!! But I do love the feeling of getting the run in before the chaos of the day envelops me.

    Good for you :)

  2. I am a big fan of early morning running, but I'm also a big fan of early morning writing. Right now because of injury and midterms I'm not getting in much of either.

  3. I'm a morning runner, too, and also a big believer in routine. I get the longer ones done by getting up earlier. It's not always fun, but then you have that satisfaction of having *done* it.