(Ok, so this is a sunset on the ocean...but similar in color to today's sunrise...next week we will be back at the ocean for a family ocean vacation)
Today as I walked out the door for my six mile run, the world greeted me with this gorgeous sunrise of brilliant pink and orange...I couldn't help thinking...oh, what a beautiful world! The run was great, I felt good, I had a good pace and the multiple big palouse hills didn't even kill me. I was like a fee running antelope. I truly love seeing the sunrise...but it is so difficult to get myself up and out of bed!
Throughout this summer training...still in training...2 1/2 weeks to the next marathon, I have ran at various times of the day. By a long shot, the more successful, enjoyable runs are found in the early morning hours. Yet, I still find myself having a hard time yanking my rear out of bed.
Yesterday, due to a power outage, Rick and I decided to do our run in the evening. It was a 6 mi. run, which in the early morning isn't a big deal. But last night, I found myself a bit sluggish and icky feeling...I'm sure it had something to do with eating throughout the day and having to deal with the heat. I just had no gumption!
I'm slowly(very slowly) coming to the conclusion that if I can resist the temptation of laying in my cozy warmness...that I will inevitably be greeted with a beautiful sunrise and a great run...but I digress.....someday I'll master the bed monster that holds me captive and deceives me into believing that I can have a better run in the evening! It rarely happens!