I love mornings which most of you know and my site is called Early Bird Fitness. I got up a little earlier today around 4:00am and came downstairs to enjoy my morning coffee and ease into the day. I am not a fan of being rushed and my plan was to leave the house around 5:30ish.
I have also found since I keep getting older each year that it takes me longer to look awake. Soon I guess I just won’t sleep because what time would I have to get up in 20 years’ time to look awake? Ha!
This morning I had organized a stair workout with Samantha and Robynne. I rode Lily to meet them at the park and I arrived a few minutes before Roybnne did. I suggested we start our workout and on our way back down the stairs we met Samantha on the way up.
Before we started I had placed 12 rocks on the log. I knew that I had an hour to work out before I had to ride to work so I was hoping to do more than the normal 10. It was time to push myself outside of my comfort zone at the stairs. I mixed things up and did two at a time to the top of the railing and then ran to a log on the left before walking the last 20 or so to the top. I would ran to a big rock that is about 120 stairs from the bottom and then walked to the top. I would just keep changing up the sequence of what I was doing to vary things.
Robynne had to leave early and then it was just Samantha and I. By the time I was on my last set Samantha said that she was leaving. I checked the time and had 15 minutes left before I needed to leave for work so I decided I would add three more rocks to the log. Let’s make it an even 15!
I did it and that meant I walked or ran 5070 steps. I felt good even though my legs were like Jell-O by the time I was done. The morning had started out a bit grey but by the time I finished the sun was shining through the trees. It was beautiful and being in that moment me feel even more alive and happy.
Another reason I enjoy working out first thing in the morning is because I get to have breakfast afterwards. It is like my reward for sweating.
Have you ever had that kind of happy feeling moment after you finished a workout? What is your favorite breakfast after you workout?