Eyes bleary from pushing myself up Merriman. The air thick with humidity from last night's rain. The temperature rising to the 60s. I laid on my back after a set of 60 bicycle sit-ups and thought I saw fog rolling into the carport where I placed my workout mat.
I blinked to make sure it wasn't sweat getting into my eyes. Then I realized what I saw wasn't fog, but steam rising off my body. This is a common occurrence during the winter, but it's super badass when it happens in the middle of spring.
My weekly morning short runs have included sets of push-ups and sit-ups before and after the slog. This morning I found my stretchy bands and did a couple sets of curls. I've always been really good about working on my core as I get my marathon training started, but then I eventually forget about it. We'll see if I can break that pattern. After all, I've managed to get close to being a morning runner.
It seems most of my displeasure from running in the morning was from the jarring of my joints without warning (aka, a day's worth of moving around to warm up), but now I run much smoother after more than a year of focusing on better form.
With the weekend approaching, I'm looking forward to another long trail run, as I build up base mileage.