imageThe 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.

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

4 thoughts on “Reputations”

  1. According to some research, women should exercise after food in order to maximise fat burning whilst men do, indeed, burn fat more effectively if they exercise before food. Good luck with the early morning running and have a nice day!


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