As I ate breakfast with my boys and cleaned up a bit I pondered about my 5:30am wake up call. Amy had to head out by 8am to meet a friend toward OKC so I knew I was on a deadline. I get asked often about running, even more now that I pursue my recertification as a personal trainer. There’s so many topics and factors that affect running. I’m not going to hit on all those things but did want to throw out a topic real quick that I was thinking about.
When is the best time to run? What do you think? What’s the best time for you? Whatever works with your schedule and the time your most motivated to stick with it. Keep in mind though for everyone it is different.I think the morning is just the overall best because no one needs you yet and typically the time most people have.
Here’s my Top 11 Reasons I think running early in the morning is the best time. What would you add to the list?
- Little traffic
- Don’t need nearly as much hydration
- More energy first part of day
- Less sunburn
- No one needs you yet
- Beautiful sunrise
- Inspire all those going to work that pass by
- Get back in time to help with the kids
- No stress yet from day situations
- not many see you looking like a running geek with the water bottles, hr monitor, and short shorts
I love that the Bible used the metaphor of running so much. Check out some running verses as we start out our day. I even used a little KJV action to spice it up love the word “runneth”.
“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.”
1 Corinthians 9:24
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one received the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”
“Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”
“So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”
“When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.”