I feel very fortunate living in a city where I have the choice to run along a river, around the botanic gardens or along the beach most mornings, and all from my front door.
I never used to be a morning exerciser. More energy in the afternoon for me for sure! However, since doing the Michelle Bridges 12wbt, I have become a morning exerciser more and more. If I can get my run or gym work done before work, at least I can guarantee I will do it as opposed to potentially doing it or not feeling like it later. I have discovered that I love the sounds and sights of a city waking up.
This morning’s dawn run was a short 6.5km run along the Yarra River (see picture). The rowers were out there slicing the water. Delivery vans were bringing fresh produce to the restaurants along southbank. Bootcamp enthusiasts were gathering along the banks to start to burpee and punch. Other early morning runners, walkers and cyclists were passing each other, still waking up a bit in some cases. The temperature was a gorgeous 20 something, and I was happily able to run in just shorts and a running singlet.
It does mean that I get up at stupid o’clock most mornings, but it is treasured time.