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The Perks of Being a Morning Exerciser

Written on August 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm , by

Rise and run! (Photo courtesy of A.Green/Corbis)

After recently moving in with my boyfriend at the beginning of the summer, I quickly realized that a lot of my routines needed to change. I couldn’t hog the remote to watch Real Housewives of New York, things like waxing, bleaching and any other hair removal techniques were to be done strictly behind closed doors, and my after work runs would need to be adjusted if I ever wanted to actually spend time with my new roomie.

So I embarked on the task of becoming a morning person. Truthfully, I’ve always wanted to be one of those perky people who bounced into work with their cup of coffee and have already checked off their 3-mile run on their to-do list. In reality however, the transition was not as smooth. There were a lot of cranky mornings, nightly complaints of how tired I was (where my boyfriend probably wished I was out running instead of sprawled out on the couch), and 3 p.m. slumps that no Starbucks Venti coffee could rescue me from. Read more