Sunday, August 8, 2010
Chasing the Morning Sun
As I write this on Sunday morning, I am enjoying my last day off for the next 4 months. Football practice starts tomorrow and school resumes shortly after. That means something school related every day until Thanksgiving (yes, even every Sat and Sun).
My challenge becomes, how do I continue the running schedule I've so diligently stuck to this summer? After reading Joe Stahl's post yesterday called "School, Fitness, How Do I manage..." it got me thinking about how much I'm going to have to re-prioritize my life to keep it up. But, you know what, my health and fitness is worth that effort.
What I've determined is that the best time for me is going to be early, and I mean early (4:30 am) to get my running in. While that thought may terrify some people, I've always kind of been a morning person anyway so it won't be that much of an adjustment.
While it's highly debatable and definitely doesn't fit everyone's schedule, I also believe that doing my cardio before I eat my first meal of the day, helps me stay in better shape.
Here an excerpt from Should You Do Cardio First Thing in the Morning Before Eating by Tom Venuto,