Early Morning Run

I started this beautiful Tuesday morning with 100 crunches and a short set of split stretches before I went upstairs to eat breakfast. Oatmeal with banana and raspberries, yum! The plan was originally to run before breakfast, but I actually woke up dizzy so that plan was quickly changed. I don’t know about you, but personally I have to wait at least 2 hours after eating oatmeal before I can go for a run.
morning run
2 hours later and I could finally start running. It was still pretty early (I woke up 6:30) so I didn’t expect to see a lot of other people on my run. But I was wrong. Nothing to complain about though, just a few people on bikes and a bunch of old people. I had forgotten how much I love running in the mornings. When I first started running I always did it right after breakfast. Sure, I run a lot better mid-day but I still think it’s really nice to do it early. Especially now that it’s starting to get really warm outside, it’s nice to get the cool morning temps. 8,65 km, not a super long run, but still a really nice one.
stretch gif
After the run I stretched for a while before I jumped in the shower and got ready to drive over to Amy. That was the main reason for my early run this morning – when I have plans with friends I tend to stay way longer than I have planned and it’s easy to just skip the run because it’s late, and when I wake up so much earlier than everyone anyway I might aswell fit in a morning run. When I got to Amy’s house it was time for me to have lunch so I ate my lunch and she ate her breakfast while we were sitting outside talking about everything between heaven and earth. Then we watched some Dr. Who (she’s obsessed with that show for some reason) before we headed out for a little walk.
AlaskaBeforeAfter
In my previous post I mentioned that my cat got shaved because of his matted fur. Well, here’s a before and after photo of him (you’re welcome, haha!). He still has fur on his head, tail and paws. He looks so thin and frail now, his head looks huge though, haha. I’m almost scared of picking him up because I’m scared he’ll break. He reminds me of Cruella De Vil’s dog, only cuter.
Salad
Before I say good night, let’s take a moment to appreciate how amazingly delicious my dinner looked today. Lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, low fat cheese, croutons (the dark brown stuff is also croutons), mini grissini, and 2 eggs. Sure, I probably threw in a few too many croutons but I don’t care. Yum!

Do you like running in the morning?
What are some of your favorite things to put in your salads?

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8 Thoughts on “Early Morning Run

  1. OMG your cat! hahahaha that’s too funny! Adam’s sister has to get her cats shaved like that because she is allergic to cat fur but of course loves her cats too much to give them up.

    I have to wait a while after eating oatmeal to go running too – it just completely sticks to my stomach and refuses to digest! haha

    • I was so scared he’d feel ugly xD But my cat is weird and doesn’t even seem to notice the lack of fur x) He’s so cute! Awe, I can totally understand her! I would never be able to give away my cat even if I was allergic. My mom is allergic though :O

      Oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal. The most oaty meal of them all, haha! When I first started running I used to eat my oatmeal, wait 20 min, then run. I have no idea how I did that haha, After 5 min I always almost threw up and I got cramps from hell. Glad I understood in the end that it was because I didn’t wait long enough after eating.

  2. I can only have a small meal before a run. Apple or a power bar. Then I supplement with gel packets throughout the run. If I have a big breakfast I have to wait for My food to settle just like you.

    That salad looks amazing.

    I prefer to run in the morning but I’ve been pretty unsuccessful so far.

  3. Very pretty salad! I love sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, edamame beans, all kind of good things on greens πŸ™‚
    I have been getting up at 4:45 a.m. to run a few days a week before work. It’s the only way, it’s always 90- 100% humid and usually about 75 degrees even that early it’s miserable, once the sun comes up I can’t take it. I have tried at night, but the bugs are so much worse πŸ™
    Your cat looks adorable!

    • Thank youu! πŸ™‚ I’m scared of trying dried cranberries, every time I see them in the store I’m like “hmmm, should I get them, should I try them? I might like them.. but what if they taste horrible, i don’t want them to taste horrible” xD so i just skip it. People seem to like them so for some reason I’m scared I won’t, because in my head they should taste good haha. Idk, I’m weird like that xD
      Oh wow, I wish I was able to wake up that early for a run. Ugh, I know what you mean about the bugs πŸ™ Great job on waking uo so early tho, that deserves an applause!
      Haha thank you, he is even cuter now because the fur has grown back a little, so now he is super soft and just awwwe :3

  4. awe your cat.!!! hahah. funny how if you change something’s hair how different they look. I straightened my hair for the first time in a looong time, and all of my co-workers were like “woah” and they’re guys, so you know it had to look a lot different for them to notice. haha
    I don’t like to eat AT ALL before I go on a run. SO it really sucks before a race.. and I’m really bad about fueling. hence I’ve never fueled really. oops
    Morning runs are the best.!! especially in the summer πŸ™‚

    • I know, right? πŸ˜€ His stripes are finally growing back now tho :3 Hahaha! That MUST mean it looks very different! Every time I don’t have my hair in a ponytail when I’m at work people comment on it xD Not only my co-workers but also random people (I work at a gym). Seems like people don’t see that my hair is long before I have it down :’D
      Buy you have breakfast and lunch and stuff if you run late in the day and stuff I hope? xD Fueling while you run is HARD! I try during races, but I mostly just vomit in my mouth when I do..
      YASSS! I need to start waking up earlier! Not that I don’t wake up early, just not early enough I think x)

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