Friday, August 26, 2011

Early Morning

My early morning walks are later and later - soon they'll turn into mid afternoon walks. All summer I trotted out to the field at around 5:00 AM and it was bright and lovely. Yesterday I was greeted by this gorgeous red sunrise at 5:15.....

...and today at 5:20 it was a bit brighter but the moon is still clearly visible.

By the time I'd done a lap or so, the sky was getting brighter (this photo is enhanced a bit with brightness) but the ground fog was amazingly strong. The photo is funny, I didn't "see" the fog right in front of me, only the fog in the distance across the path. But of course, fog is all around us, and it's fun to see how much I didn't see what was right in front of my face. I could wax on about that last statement and get rather philosophical - but it's a bit early.

I am still amazed that I've kept up this early morning exercise - but it feels so good that I don't want to stop - I'll just have to go to the gym in the early dark hours all winter. I never thought I could walk/run comfortably again after I broke my ankle but if anything - it's gotten better with more exercise. Actually, no one ever said "exercise more and your ankle will feel better" - I just assumed that it would always be painful. And there are still days where it aches, but nothing like before daily exercise. So I'm a convert now, and will preach to other broken ankle sufferers. And, to be honest, I never thought I'd keep it up cause I'm so darn lazy - but to date, I've walked/run 164 miles. I'm pretty happy about this statistic - rather pleased with myself for sticking it out. And today, Friday, I ran straight thru about 1 whole mile. Woohoo!! For me, this is major.

So - enough boasting and patting myself on the back. I've got to go to work, and prepare for the "Hurricane of the Century" which arrives here on Sunday. My nephews were supposed to go up to college on Sunday - of course I was going also - but it's gotten postponed till Tuesday.

I hope you all have a safe, warm and dry weekend - and I hope that no one gets hit by hurricane Irene! Let's just say "Goodnight Irene" and have her go back to sleep.


xoxo mim


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Congrats on your exercise program. I am glad it is helping. I hope no one I know has any Irene damage but I am hoping she will blow some rain over our way. Have a great weekend anyway.

Robin said...

Glorious colours!!! Dawn and Dusk -definitely my favourite times of day....

I am so proud of you for sticking with your excercise regime! I am a believer in good for both body and soul!

*Goodbye - Irene *! I hope she opts to head right out into the Atlantic and skips you all!


♥ Robin ♥

Lynn said...

Bravo for your perserverence to your exercise routine! I imagine that those early morning sunrises make it very worth while. I am impressed. And you are/and will be a healthier you for doing so.

The photos are lovely. I liked the right in your face unseen fog story too. What all do we not see that is right in our faces? ;-)

I pray for a safe outcome for you and your loved ones through out this expected great storm. It's sounds down right scary to me. Do you have a basement to sit it out in? Are you inland as opposed to by the water? Do be safe!!!!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Great photos and congrats on keeping up the exercising. We could all take a lesson from you. :))
Do be safe and prepared for Irene. I am praying to that it veers away. Keep us posted.

Katiejane said...

I do so hope Irene takes it easy on you all. I'll be watching the Weather Channel to see it all unfold.
Kudos to you for sticking to your exercise routine. I'm so very proud of you.

yoborobo said...

That is really wonderful, Mim! You should pat yourself on the back. As for Irene, I'm with you. She should just go back to sleep. ;) xo Pam

Geraldine said...

What a great post and great way to start the day!

Love your header btw!

Hugs, G

Snowbrush said...

Goodness but you're an early riser. I do goo to be up by 10:30, but then that's mostly due to be married to an extreme night-owl.

Good luck with that hurricane, Mim. I trust that you'll keep us posted.

soulbrush said...

I agree, go to sleep irene, PULEESE! Stay safe Mim.And enjoy seeing your boys off to College!

Baino said...

I hate to say it but as your mornings grow darker, mine are lightening up so morning walks have begun. It's hard to get out at 6:15am but you're right, once you hit the trail it's well worth the effort. Hope you managed to stay dry!