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  • 3 miles
  • 00:26 time
  • 08:41 pace
  • 337 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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great Red Skies at Morning 3.01 mi 00:26 08:41 pace


The sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon as I headed out for my run this morning. I think just about every bird in the state of Indiana must have been awake and singing as their songs were loud and strong. It was beautiful out there - 65 degrees and a little humid, but cool enough that even without a breeze it was really comfortable.

This morning was one of those runs where everything comes together. My legs felt strong and my lungs felt strong and for a brief 30 minutes before the chaos and craziness of life kicked in, everything was right in my world. I had two bunnies pace me for about a quarter of a mile and I watched and smiled as they leaped and bounced across lawns as I moved along the road. There was a couple out for an early morning walk, an older man walking his dog and another runner but otherwise it was just me and the dawn.

I'm the first to admit that I'm not likely to ever become a full convert or subscriber to running the morning. I love my afternoon runs, if nothing else, because I get to spend time with The Munchkin and during the summer I actually like running in the heat of the day. What I would have missed though, if I hadn't gotten up and out the door this morning, was seeing an AMAZING moon as it was starting to set - it was HUGE against the western sky and reflecting the pinks of the rising sun. It was so breathtaking that I stopped for a few moments to watch, give thanks, and be grateful for all that I have.

And as I rounded the corner of the street where I live on my last stretch toward home, Bon Jovi's "Story of My Life" started to play.

This is the story of my life
And I write it everyday
I know it isn't black and white
And it's anything but grey
I know that no I'm not alright, but I feel ok cos
Anything can, everything can happen
That's the story of my life

Make it a great week, friends. As always, I remain thankful for each of you and what you bring to my life.

SPLITS: 8:44 8:43 8:38
AVG HR: 160 (Zone 3)

  • Catherine O.
    Catherine O.

    Great run, Joy! Love the pacer bunnies.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Royce B.
    Royce B.

    Very nice. Sounds like you may be becoming an early morning convert!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Deb C.
    Deb C.


    over 6 years ago Like

  • Patricia R.
    Patricia R.

    Sounds like an amazing run!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Naomi M.
    Naomi M.

    Wonderful run, Joy! Way to go!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Wanda

    Great run, Joy!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Rebekah C.
    Rebekah C.

    Nice run, Joy! I love these days~

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Richard B.
    Richard B.

    Nice! I understand the afternoon thing....I like my afternoon rides for so many reasons that I would not like to give them up for anything, but there is a magic in the morning that one misses when you don't get out early. I love your descriptions in the run report...conveys a feeling I know quite well. I too have experienced that smile that comes easily when seeing things like your bunnies.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Peter F.
    Peter F.

    Nice work Joy . Great song

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Lachelle A.
    Lachelle A.

    Fantastic morning miles! You had a super pace too--and I was anti-morning run for a long time, but after a summer of running, I switched up to morning runs in the summer, spring and fall and back to afternoon runs in the winter. Mine's all about keeping the Bean warm/cool enough.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Stacey D.
    Stacey D.

    What a beautiful reflection, Joy. Sounds like a great way to start the day!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Amy K.
    Amy K.

    Ahh, beautiful as always, friend! Sounds like it was a spiritual experience for you today. Wonderful!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Rob H.
    Rob H.

    Really nice fast 3 Joy!!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Ben K.
    Ben K.

    You know I've always heard red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky ay morning, sailors take warning. So let's check the weather and see what it brings us. Great run today joy! Solid pace. I'm glad that for at least 30 minutes all was right in your world.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Olu F.
    Olu F.

    Great run Joy with a nice progression on the pacing. You describe perfectly what's great about morning runs. Believe it or not, the same feelings can be even stronger on a cold winter morning, especially with a light snow.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Carolyn M.

    Awesome splits on a beautiful morning. Glad you took the time to enjoy the view!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Patrick P.
    Patrick P.

    Nice post and run. I love the pacer bunnies. I've seen a lot of those where I run lately, they're usually too timid to stay with me long, they usually turn a different direction once they're convinced I'm following them.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Floyd T.
    Floyd T.

    Thats an awesome run! I havent run too many early mornings lately,and I dont miss the getting up so early, but I do miss the early morning sounds. It's amazing how different the neighborhood seems in the early morning. Great work!!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Chuck J.
    Chuck J.

    Great run Joy, there is something special about these morning runs. I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Bill D.
    Bill D.

    Nice job!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Chris B.
    Chris B.

    I love morning runs! Great pace Joy!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Russ G.
    Russ G.

    Nice run Joy.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Nicholas L.
    Nicholas L.

    Beautiful day and a great run to start it off!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Diana

    I love this post! Inspired me to start early morning runs! :)

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Tracy M.
    Tracy M. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Our bunnies just run away as we approach.... Or pummel our vegetable garden. No pacer bunnies for us! Sounds like a wonderful run in every possible way!

    over 6 years ago

  • Jenny B.
    Jenny B. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Great post. Music speaks volumes, you just need to be present and aware. In the moment. Always a challenge to do as a mother, but so worth it. Glad you got this in. :)

    over 6 years ago