More and more, I’ve been waking up early on the weekends to get in my longer runs before the day even really starts. When the alarm goes off at 4:30, it’s always a little tough to drag myself out of my warm bed and outside into the cold. But once I get out there I’m always happy that I did. And it always feels good to get in a long run and be back home before the rest of my family has even gotten out of bed.
Besides, in the dark and quiet of the early morning, you often get to see and experience things that most people miss out on. Here are 3 things that I saw on this morning’s run that I definitely wouldn’t have seen had I run later in the day:
- The Northern Lights
- A shooting star
- The sunrise
(I also saw a moose calf, but I see those often enough at all times of the day. I was getting a little worried because I didn’t see the mother. I kept expecting her to jump out from behind a snow berm and trample me.)