I like running first thing in the morning, DoggyMum described it well in her blog, it's like you have the world to yourself and for me if I catch my body before the mind is awake it doesn't hurt as much.
So why, might you ask, didn't I get up this morning ? I don't know, it felt good in bed ?
I ran early this afternoon and whilst I got through both of the runs it hurt big time. An old lady (even older than me) asked if I'd twisted something as I limped home through the shin pain. No, just the running pain I replied.
Sunday morning is going to be interesting (20 minute run), I must force myself to get up and out before my brain wakes up and remembers what pain is.