Over the last few months, I have slowly transformed myself from someone who couldn't get up before work to exercise if my life depended on it to someone who genuinely looks forward to being active first thing in the morning. I'll admit that when my alarm goes off, it's still a struggle (and probably always will be) to get out of my warm cocoon and head out into the frosty morning, but once I am up and out, it is one of my favorite parts of the day. I am a runner, so the majority of my morning workouts take place outside. The cool morning air wakes me up and keeps me feeling refreshed and spunky throughout my run. Additionally, the normally busy streets that I follow on my favorite running route are peaceful and quiet, creating a perfect opportunity for inner reflection.
You may be wondering why I would want to put myself through those first few moments after the alarm rings where getting up and running feels like the worst possible idea. Why not just sleep in and leave the workoutRead More »from Morning Workouts & How to Make Them Happen