So, on Monday evening I set my alarm early with the intention of running before work on Tuesday. The result? I got up and thought "Yeah, like that was going to happen!" However, 15 minutes later, I thought "Yes, I could run now" but by then I didn't have enough time to run, shower and eat breakfast before leaving for work.
So, last night I set the alarm for 6:10. Unfortunately I woke at 5:20 needing a pee. I failed to get back to sleep after that as I couldn't shut my head up. I gave up at 6, got up, faffed about for 10 minutes, did 5 minutes of joint loosening exercises, pulled on my running clothes on, laced up my trainers and off I went.
I'm so glad I made the effort to go early, it was beautifully cool and the air was clear. There were very few people about, just one man and his dog getting the paper from the village shop and the milkman was pootling about in his milk float.
By the way, the run also went well. First time I've run in the early morning and first time I've run without music. Music just didn't seem appropriate at 6:30am! I'm not running with Laura this time around, didn't think I could cope with another 9 weeks of her dubious music choices so I downloaded an app that I can play my own choice of music. Much better. Next run is on Friday