Early Morning Rollerski Sessions


I don't know about the rest of you, but as age continues to creep up on me, I'm starting to be able to understand the benefit of the early morning workout.  In the past (when I was in my 20s) the light you see reflecting on those houses used to be the setting sun.  Now that I'm in my 30s the major difference (other than about 40 lbs around my belly) is that now that is the light of DAWN!


There is seriously no better way to start off the day than to get your workout in bright and early.  Although I know that intellectually, sometimes it's still hard to let go of that pillow and make for the cold morning.  Still, if you can get over that initial step and hurtle yourself through the door in a groggy daze with fingers clasping the air desperately in the search of coffee, you'll be thankful for it later on.

In part, it's just the knowledge that you've gotten your workout done and that's just one less thing you have to worry about on your schedule.  But more importantly, it's just so invigorating to get an hour or so in early on.  My wife comments on how I trot back to the house just ready for everything else that's going to happen in the day.

Well, in olden times, I found myself pushing workouts off and off and off until I had to sprint to squeeze them in before total darkness consumed me.  But back then I had energy all day.  These days when the clock hits 12:30...forget it (ok, it's not that bad...well kind of)...

Although...I'm still not quite old and wise enough to know to check the forecast before I go out skiing.  Which lead to me getting buried beneath a torrential rainstorm last Wednesday (and was presumably the reason for the absence of Greg and Kathy, although this hasn't been confirmed yet).

Here's hoping all the rest of you have some psycho skiers out there to get you motivated to get your workouts done in the morning!

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