My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Early to Rise: Day 4 (You are in control!)

“Lord, every morning you hear my voice. Every morning, I tell you what I need, and I wait for your answer.” ~ Psalm 5:3

early-to-rise Yesterday I wrote about a struggle I’ve gone through for a while, so I didn’t blog about the Early to Rise Challenge I’m doing. As it turns out, many of the others are excluding weekends from the challenge. They didn’t blog, either.

Now I don’t feel so bad. 😀

My husband works every other weekend. He will be home next weekend, so perhaps I will take a couple of days off myself… depending on how my grant proposal is going, that is.

Today’s reading in the Early to Rise book discussed being in control. I think that’s one of the things I enjoy most about waking up early. I feel much more settled, and it definitely sets the mood for the rest of my day. I no longer have children at home, but even when I did, I made it a point to wake up early. I have rarely slept past 6 o’clock… However, that also means I often go to bed with the chickens!

I’m looking forward to warmer weather soon. I love to run. It’s my 33-year habit — since 1980. I enjoy early morning runs, before there is much traffic, watching the sun come up. I have seen more than my share of beautiful sunrises throughout the years while on a run. At the beach. In the mountains. Near my home here in the Ozarks. In West Texas.

Morning runs will be here soon, and this challenge is helping me get ready!

P.S. — In case you’re wondering, my Sleep Cycle alarm went off at 4:02 yesterday morning (Sunday) because I was already awake. This morning, I crawled out of bed at 4:27.

If you are doing the Early to Rise Challenge, how is it going? What are you doing with the extra time?

About Brenda

Morning person. Introvert. Longtime runner. Erratic sleeper. Fitness junkie. Lifelong learner. Coffee addict. Volunteer. Health/Wellness advocate. Coach. Blogger.

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