TOBRUCK AVE

Must-do or Taboo? Morning Run Challenge

Tuesday 16 September

Lifestyle

Must do or Taboo, Tobruckave, The Fashion Spot
Must do or Taboo, Tobruckave, The Fashion Spot
Must do or Taboo, Tobruckave, The Fashion Spot
Must do or Taboo, Tobruckave, The Fashion Spot
Must do or Taboo, Tobruckave, The Fashion Spot
Must do or Taboo, Tobruckave, The Fashion Spot
See more Must-do or Taboo? Challenges on The Fashion Spot
 
Confession time: I have never done a cardio run workout before, but after hearing how satisfying it is to just pound the pavement and work your breath, heart and body all at the same time, I had to try. But running first thing in the morning is a totally different start to my day. I am so not a morning person! I’ve always wondered if being on a runner’s high would totally change the entire course of my day. Would I be more productive? Would I feel healthier and happy all day? Only one way to find out!My alarm went off at 6:00 a.m. (painful!) and at that moment, I felt like this was a bad idea that was not happening. No way was I about to give up an hour of sleep to exercise. Along with the full-body tiredness came “that time of the month,” giving me the perfect excuse to stay in bed under the covers.
I pushed myself to get up and face the challenge ahead: A morning run along Mother’s Beach with my dog. Is this what they mean by a runner’s wall? Because I nailed it. Kidding.
My dog was unbelievably excited about the early morning activities. I, on the other hand, took a bit longer to find my groove. But once I did, I felt great. During and after my run, I felt empowered, excited and refreshed. Hello, runner’s high! Once I got home, however, I crashed. This was the opposite of what I was hoping for!
  

> > > > >