Early morning summer runs are here!
Summer is really here! I think I’m still stuck in the Chicago mindset where summer is sort of a tease still. You get these great, beautiful days but then a few cold days suddenly strike. I remember wearing a coat one year in June. You never really know when the summer temps are there to stay.
But I’m happy to say that here in Nashville, they are indeed here to stay. And I’m so excited!
Summer is my favorite time of year for so many reasons but one of the best reasons is that I get to enjoy an outside run in the morning before work. While I’m willing to brave some pretty cold temperatures for a run, I don’t particularly like, or feel safe, running in the morning when it’s dark. Luckily, summer fixes that since we get so much more daylight now!
I was able to go for a 3 mile run pretty early this morning outside. It was very peaceful actually. It was quiet out and the sun was just starting to come up. Although at first I was slightly jealous of my snoozing husband and daughter at home, I soon realized they might be the ones actually missing out (okay, they might disagree).
I think a morning run outside is a great way to start off the day though. I was in a great mood after that run and felt refreshed as I usually do but being able to run outside is so much better than on my treadmill.
I encourage you to get outside and enjoy this summer while we still have it! Who knows how soon fall will sneak up on us.
And please remember these safety tips when running outside:
• Run without headphones on or if you have to, keep the music very low so you can hear what is going on around you.
• If you are running when it’s dark, where reflective or bright clothing so people are more likely to see you.
• Let someone know that you will be gone.
• Hydrate properly before you run.
Enjoy those warmer temps and more sunlight!
I want to encourage you to follow along in my health journey through what I learn and experience. I hope there is something you can take away from Fit Busy Female that inspires you to start taking control of your health and feeling better every day.