I was a good girl this morning and when the alarm went off at 5:10, I got up, put on my running gear and headed out for a nice 3 mile run. The weather this morning was wonderful-nice and cool whereby I could wear my pants and a tank top and be comfortable for the whole run. The stars were shining, the music was good and I powered through those 3 miles without any problems at all. I was happy all day knowing I got my workout in for the day and didn't have to worry about it this evening but now, at 6:20pm, I find myself a wee bit tired. Either I need to go to bed a little bit earlier or stick with my evening runs.
So what is better, I wonder? I enjoy the peace and quiet of morning runs: little to no traffic, hardly anyone walking or running at that hour and then there is the smugness of knowing my exercise is done for the day while other people have been sleeping this whole time. But I did notice that my time is a bit slower in the morning and I'm tired by the time I get home in the evenings. Plus, 3 miles is about all I can squeeze in for a morning run so if I want to get in some more mileage, evenings will have to do.
I think I will just take it day-by-day for now and see how I feel. Let's see what tomorrow's alarm clock brings: a "jump out of bed" morning or a "throw alarm clock across room" morning.