It is a Beautiful Day!


“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

― Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

This morning I woke up, and it was still dark. I grabbed my iPod, Garmin, and put my Newtons on my feet, and met up with L, at our spot. We hit the trail, it wasn’t dark long. Soon enough the sky turned orange, and the sun began to hover over the DC monuments. It is times like those that I am thankful I woke up early. I mean, no extra few minutes of sleep is worth more than seeing the beauty of the sun rise.

The running trail had such a peaceful energy, practically empty. I guess most of the runners decided to sleep in, considering it was day light savings and temps will get as high as 60 degrees this afternoon. Although, it was a chilly 40 degrees this morning, I felt amazing while running, and for the rest of the day.

© 2013 seatdaily


  1. supergenericgirl March 11, 2013

    I honestly cannot wait to become a morning runner (I’m sorta kinda working on it… slowly). It’s not often that I manage to bring myself to go for a run before work but I always love the feeling when I do. It totally shapes the rest of your day! Nice photo!

    • dorseyml March 11, 2013

      Trust me you will love morning running. It takes time though to transition. (I think it took me a whole year.) But I’m out there now early, and it is totally worth it. Maybe for starters assign one day a week for morning running.

  2. thedancingrunner March 11, 2013

    Morning sunrise runs are the best. They really bring good energy to the day!

    • dorseyml March 11, 2013

      They totally do! I am so glad I made the transition to a morning runner.