Decided to be a good girl and went to bed early last night so I could get myself up bright and early this morning - it actually worked this time, too. I managed to get in 1.5 miles of running this morning before I had to get back home and start my morning routine. I feel so awake and invigorated right now. I can conquer the day! Woo Hoo! (I hope this high lasts until 10am at the latest).
I like the morning exercise cuz it paves the way for the rest of my day. I feel like I have accomplished something on my daily to-do list and can put more focus into the rest of my tasks and not dwell on how to force myself to do an evening workout. The AM workout also helps my diet...I seem to eat better on days I work out in the morning. Maybe the guilt of ruining a perfectly good calorie burn with empty calories throughout the day keeps me out of trouble. Whatever the reason, I am diggin' the early run. Did I mention it's dark and no one is around, either...added bonus.
As to to run, one thing I am noticing is my stamina is pretty good. I'm not too tired after a mile or so like I was a couple weeks ago but what stops me from building on my distance is these damn shin splints. I stretch before and after yet still feel like razor blades are shooting through my shins after about a mile. Will have to do some research on this one.
Have a good day everyone!