Morning runs are fine. They are doable. I might actually prefer them to evening runs. Wow, did I just say that out loud?
The thing is, I gave myself time to wake up. I opened my eyes at 6:30 am, and exited my bed at 7:10 ish. Yes, it was tough. Yes, the covers get softer and warmer as I contemplate getting out of bed. I ate a piece of bread with peanutbutter, and an about 4 oz. instant coffee with milk (sick). I packed up my shit and headed out the door with the d.o.g.
I forgot my headphones, but ran nonetheless. I decided to bring my liquid fuel, and a Luna Protein bar - bad call. I tried wedging this chocolate-covered bar in my pants and my tank strap before finally stuffing it down my sports bra right between my ......... It melted.
The run was great - I experienced a bit of knee pain here and there on the downhill grade during the last half, but always took it slow (ie; walk, slow jog) when I felt phantom pain. Maia was an awesome running partner.
Post run I immediately consumed a banana, and then a huge breakfast later on. My body feels slightly broken and beat. My shins hurt (splints?) and my knee is stiff and painful. As I was dressing for work I imagined being able to get back into bed, showered and beat, and sleeping another two hours. Bliss. I've been trying to stay off coffee for the past two+ weeks, and it's a see-saw. I'm not sure what's causing this morning's abdominal craps and *ahem*, but it could be the coffee. Or last night's lentils? Or the protein bar while running? So many questions! Today is also the first day in three that I didn't wake up with an eye-splitting headache.