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Getting those endorphins going!

This morning I got woken up too early by my husband getting up before 5am to do something at his computer which, I think, woke my 4 year-old who came through at about 5am. Suffice to say that I wasn't entirely happy about this and, by the time I took my son to nursery I was something of a grumpy crosspatch. After I had come back from nursery and put my bicycle away, what I really wanted to do was to crawl back to bed and just stay under the covers. What I actually did was go to the local rec and do my 2nd run of Week 2. Good decision. I'm not sure exactly what it was but in the 4th 90s run I found myself "in the zone" and would go so far as to say that I was enjoying the run. I really went for it on the last run (after all, I didn't need to save my energy for any more running) and by the time I got back home I was in a much better frame of mind.

I would still prefer that my men-folk didn't wake me up at silly o'clock in the morning but it's nice to know that I can fix things a bit by going for a run!

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Good call - whatever the run - endorphins are a great way to start the day. Have words with the men folk!! Our dogs who are slightly elderly have started barking at 5 in the morning to be taken for a walk - ridiculous - my kids are 13 and 16 I am way past doing dawn patrol - I am going to get dogs sleep masks or maybe ear plugs for me.


My two year old has been up at 5 for the past three weeks lol! I have tried everything...cutting his nap, putting him to bed later, making sure he does looooooads of walking on his reins in the afternoon but nothing works. I've resigned myself to an earlier bedtime...which is quite nice because I get the bed t myself for an hour.

I have found that since running, I've been able to cope with the 5am wake up calls so much better. X


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