Monday, May 17, 2010

Let there be Light!!

This morning when I woke up at 5:15 am for my morning power walk, I realized it was now light enough for me to walk outside.

Normally, for most of the year, getting up at 5:15 to do my walk three times a week (because that's the only time I can fit it in when I know I'll do it), means it's pitch black outside, and I'm consigned to walking inside on my treadmill watching DVRed recording of Mad Men, True Blood or whatever else strikes my fancy.

But every year, at the end of May, something magical happens. I wake up to light!!! That means I can go outside.

Now I enjoy my walk either way (especially when you consider all the male eye candy available on Television these days), but I have to admit I prefer being outside.

When you're out walking at 5:30 am it's just me, the robins and lots of deer (who generally look at me as a pass by with a great deal of curiosity then continue munching on my neighbors' azaleas).

I'll have to enjoy it while I can, because in a few more months, it will be dark again.

And, besides going outside, the light just makes it so much easier to get out of bed in the first place. Once it gets really dark, all I want to do is cuddle under the covers and sleep. But, I see that light in the morning, and I'm ready to roll.


  1. I just seem to walk lighter first thing in the morning if I am outside. I love taking in deep breaths of air and just enjoying the opporunity to be out there. I LOVE the outdoors! Glad you can too.

  2. I'm so glad I have my dog! She makes me walk twice daily.