A Morning run, saves a Red Bull
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Last night I couldn't sleep well. Maybe the heat is coming, or I had enough rest, I don't know, but I couldn't stay in bed after 5:50 am. I decided I make an experiment, and start my day with exercise right away. Clothes on, little stretching, POSE drills, and here I go.
First sensation: it's summer, and it didn't feel like early morning. The sun was up for long, the temperature was comfortable. It felt like the middle of the day in another season.
I've met some new people, whom I haven't seen before, I mean I usually don't run this early. Young, old, all ages.
DOSE OF ADRENALIN
Back from my run, I was surprised how energetic I am.
Usually I'm energetic in the morning, but this was way higher in energy. I accomplished so much with so little effort, and I enjoyed getting done a lot of stuff. Made breakfast in seconds, cleaned up the room, prepared for today work, wrote a new article (with thoughts sorted out during the run), and killed a number of "unpleasant todo items". What's going on, I'm on fire! So I continued, and tackled some other "high resistance" items. For lunch time, it felt easy to make healthy choices, and I also made a 20 minute power walk.
As a side effect, my hunger and thirst are much better off. I was less hungry all day, and was more thirsty. This just what I need! Great!
I think I will try this another day again!
Do you exercise first thing in the morning?
What is your experience?
Member Comments About This Blog Post
I enjoy going for a morning swim around 6-6:30 AM. It usually energizes me and I too get more done, including unpleasant tasks.
1497 days ago
COOL Way to Go Oliver !! NO WONDAH you were the FIRST to post today,,,and CONGRATS ON THAT A!! WOOHOOOOOO !!1 Was nice to see someone different post the one. :)
I am a SLEEPER in the AM, and UP LATE in til the early hrs of the AM,, when everything in the city is QUIET and PEACEFUL !! While I LOVE City living,,, I ADORE "Some" quiet time, so this is how you get it. :) It tends to start to get quiet around 8PM or 9PM, but by 1AM its totally DEAD. LOVE IT !! That's also when the airport goes totally quiet,,, the last flight in than they restart at 5 something. H. mmm NOT LONG of a break ! Just enough so we can't be called "an international airport" and hence save $$$$ on taxes and fees.
GLAD you ENJOYED the early AM run. I don't think I could start off the AM with a GET UP AND GO !! I can END the DAY with yoga,, and DID LAST night. That helped ,me to sleep very well and at ONCE. Try it if you can't sleep some time. SPARKS Has A LOT of choices, but just go slower than they are,,,, so ur bod doesn't get HYPED UPPED !
1498 days ago
I enjoy waking up early to run outside and I get the same effects as you. More energy! So now I'm going to try and work in a bit of early morning meditation time too and start experience the effects of that.
I'm glad you passed up that Red Bull!
1500 days ago
Comment edited on: 6/14/2013 1:24:52 PM
I am a morning exerciser! My day just isn't the same without it. I love that fresh burst of energy I feel when I come in from a good workout.
1500 days ago
I love working out in the morning. I have to get up at 4:00 AM to get it done before work, but I feel so much better. You are right! I feel less hunger and more thirst; I feel more energy and a feeling of accomplishment. However, I do "crash" earlier in the evening and feel the need to go to bed earlier. It's so worth it, though!
1501 days ago
I'm glad you had such a wonderful day, thanks to the morning run.
I always run or walk in the morning, and I feel deprived if -very rarely - I don't have the time. I often do an extra walk in the evening, but that is optional.
1501 days ago
Wow - I accomplished so much with so little effort, that is a great way to start the day!
1501 days ago
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