MORNING HANGOVER CURE
We’re not necessarily talking actual hangovers but those mornings where it’s equally as hard to drag your butt out of bed than if you had enjoyed a few too many the night before. Those nearly painful mornings can only benefit from a run. Although it will likely be the last thing you want to do, if you can muster up the willpower to get dressed and get your feet out the door, you’ll thank yourself the rest of the day. The fresh crisp air, movement, and extra blood flow will quickly warm up your body and senses, leaving you ready to tackle the day.
No matter the climate, everything takes on breathtaking beauty in the warm hues surrounding a sunrise; the trees glisten with due, the sand glows pinkish-orange, and the snow actually sparkles. It’s like running through a painting or a Disney movie. Taking those miles to reconnect with your natural surroundings has a reinvigorating effect, making the work commute and desk life all the more bearable.
Seriously! The air is not only cooler and more comfortable for running in the morning, but it also holds less pollution because the morning commuters haven’t muddled it up with their car exhaust yet. Anyone who has had to run through a cloud of car exhaust knows that avoiding that choking hazard is worth the effort of waking up a bit earlier.
EAT MORE, FEEL BETTER
Exercising soon after waking up gives your metabolism the swift kick in the butt it sometimes needs. Odds are, you will not only remember to eat breakfast before heading off to work, but it will taste remarkably better than if you had simply crammed a burned bagel in your pie hole between sips of lukewarm coffee while sitting in traffic on your way to work.
Get Your butt’s in gear!