The perks of a morning run

I'm a morning runner. And I like it.

In fact I'ld hate to have to run later on in the day.

But what exactly are the perks of a morning run?

  • You can bask in the glow of knowing you've run áll day!
  • After your run, your body will continue on burning calories. Even if you're sitting down. It just works that way!
  • It's one less thing to do on your to-do-list. So you can enjoy crossing something off.
  • By running in the morning you're making sure you get your run in. That way you're less vulnerable to what your kids throw at you.

Don't you believe me when I say morning runs are the best?

Then let this song convince you:



The drawbacks of morning runs

To be fair, I'm also going to list the drawbacks of morning runs. The way I see it, most drawbacks of morning runs have to do with safety.

  • People driving their car may still be a bit sleepy. And therefore less alert.
  • During Fall and Winter morning runs can be quite dark.
  • If your mornings are busy, running can feel like too much. One more thing you have to squeeze in.

Are you a morning runner? Or more of an afternoon/evening runner?

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13 comments

Unknown said...

I am definitely a morning runner. Thankfully, I have a group of six (at the largest) working mom's who run as early as 4:30 am. :)

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I love running first thing in the morning. I hate having the run hanging over my head all day knowing I need to get it done.

Helene said...

I got my run in today. I am just getting back in the habit and mornings sound like a great plan.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I don't run. I walk. And I prefer to get it done in the morning. It's cooler and like you said, then I'm done!

Matilda said...

Morning run for the win. I feel like I have wasted the day when I go for a run in the afternoon/evening.

Nicole Orriëns said...

Wow that is really early! I'm impressed.

Nicole Orriëns said...

I can totally relate Christy. I'm the same way. I like to get it over with first thing too.

Nicole Orriëns said...

Well done Helene, for taking up running again! Make sure it does become a habit. That way your willpower can get a break ; )

Nicole Orriëns said...

That's interesting Matilda! Do you feel like you don't get the same benefits from a run in the evening?

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes said...

I am without a doubt a morning runner, and I'm usually up and at it by 5am. I love the feeling of being down with my workout for the day by the time most people are even getting out of bed!!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Morning workouts for me! This is a great post! I'd like to feature it today at Tuesdays with a Twist. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Nicole Orriëns said...

Hi Marci! Nice to meet a fellow 'morning work-outer' : )
I would be honored if you'ld feature this post.

Emma @ Our Whimsical Days said...

I don't run but I love walking in the early morning!