The receptionist asked me if I required a wake up call in the morning. The second receptionist laughed and told her that I would probably be the first person up in the morning, knowing that I often go out for an early morning run. It’s great to have a positive reputation and it makes you feel good, but how do you get one; what does it take?
The answer of course, is simple: you walk the walk (or in this case, run the run)! When my alarm went off this morning at 5:00 AM it didn’t feel good. I looked out of the window to find that in-line with the weather forecast, it was “chucking it down”. My first reaction was to consider going back to bed for a few hours, after all, what really would be the consequences ? Then I remembered some of the reasons why I love running first thing in the morning.
- It gets the job done. Many people say they don’t have time but by going out before breakfast you make time;
- It makes you feel brilliant afterwards;
- There’s no one else about and very little traffic on the roads and
- I heard some research that it trains your body not to make fat and that in a study, those who excercised first thing didn’t put on weight.
So, needless to say I did go out; a quick 3 mile lap around the Metro Centre and yes, it does feel good.