morning runningThis year I made a new years resolution. Unlike other years I planned on keeping this one. My resolution was to improve my fitness and one such practice I have put into place is morning running sessions.This year I made a new years resolution. Unlike other years I planned on keeping this one. My resolution was to improve my fitness and one such practice I have put into place is morning running sessions.

Getting out for a morning run is awesome. At first I found it hard to get started. But once I passed the first week of continually doing it, I formed a routine. Now 6 months into I actually feel bad if I miss it. My body has grown to enjoy the running which is great for my physical and also mental fitness.

Sure I have noticed my physical strength and endurance increase which is what you would expect with regular exercise. But also I find the time running in the early hours of the morning very therapeutic. This time with myself and the birds as they too are waking up allows me to think about and plan my day. When I get home afterwards I find the next few hours very productive. Way more than before. Waking up and hitting the work straight away always had a slow start. First off I would need to hit the coffee and take some time to wake up. Now I just get up and run. During this time my body wakes up and I plan the day.

One thing I have noticed more frequently is the amount of abandoned cars around my area. It's quite astonishing. After all local wreckers often pay thousands for broken cars. It just amazes me how someone can leave so much money just laying on the side of the road. Even if the owner of the vehicle didn't want the car anymore and was not interested in the money, why not just get the wrecker to come and collect it for free? At least we would regain some of our beautiful country back and not have it polluted with broken down cars along the side of the road.

Are you a morning runner? You should be. Not only will it add to your fitness level but also your mind will have time to think and reflect on things as you have time to yourself to focus on your upcoming busy day and life. Happy running!