Sunday, September 18, 2016

thoughts on being a morning person

You know how sometimes, you're told something over and over and over again that eventually it feels like the truth? It takes on this life of its own and now it's a fact. 

For me, it's being called a morning person. I've been seemingly pigeon-holed into this character that joyfully leaps out of bed each day, ready to tackle anything that comes my way.

But in reality, my mornings are quite the opposite. Sure, I get up earlier than I need to. I like the morning quietness. Yeah, I get into work an hour before my coworkers. Because I like easing into the work day. And then, by the time everyone shuffles in, I'm finally "on."

Don't let my typical morning cheer fool you. I greet each new day with a grumble followed by a cry for more sleep. I just also realize that I need to get up, get out, and get done. 

And those mornings are full of quality ME time. By the time the rest of the city wakes up, I feel like I've at least done something. Especially on days like today when I logged seven miles for my twentieth run in a row. Even Smashrun told me I rocked it. Although, I think they indulge me when they say "fast."

I can't always rock these kinds of mornings but it sure does make the rest of the day easier. But what about you? Do you rise and shine or burn the midnight oil?

Until then. Peace out, cub scouts.

- A. Rae

Again, I am not sponsored by Smashrun. I've used it for about a year and recently paid for a pro membership out of pocket. The free service is really great, I just wanted to support the great work the team does. If you're already on Smashrun, you can find me here! If you're not, you can check it out here!

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