September 16, 2007

Sunday, Happy Sunday

The last two mornings have been WONDERFUL!

Finally, the sizzling, steamy southern summer heat is making way for some tolerable temperatures. The last two mornings I have risen early, 3:00 AM, to be sure to take advantage of the comfortable air for some long training runs. Saturday morning it was 69, that's still warm to me, but compared to this past summer, with hot summer nights and absurd summer days, 69 felt great.

This morning it was 58. What a wonderful way to start the day, so pleasant.

I started the runs at 5:00 AM to be sure to catch the sunrise, the birds singing the praises of a new day, and not having to worry about the traffic. I had the whole road to myself, except for an occasional driver and the newspaper deliverers. Possums, raccoons, turtles, and an occasional stray cat are standing on the sidelines for this one man show. The air is crisp and clear, the stars are bright. It doesn't get any better than this.

My suburban neighborhood is a mixture of young families and older retired people. A few of the older neighbors are out with me, walking, jogging, or just collecting the morning paper. It is surprising how much activity is occurring at 5 AM on a Sunday morning.

I have no great philosophical or moral intent for today's post. I just wanted to share the high I was feeling.

The only thing that would make this day better would be a pint of Guinness. Yes, I think I'll do that, then take a nap. Perfect Day.

Later.

1 comment:

MichaelBains said...

Hope you got that Guinness, niCk. I ran Saturday morning for the first time since I ripped my shoulder out of its socket, but have got up too late to get motivated everyday since. I think it's startin' to get to me, so am gonna do whatever it takes to make it back out tomorrow.

Unlike for you, for me, it is HARD to get motivated. It's only slowly gettin' thru m'noggin how much better I feel - all around! - after a run.

Ejoy teh Cool, eh!