Sunday mornings often come way too early for me. Sunday is one of my long run days and I try really hard to get my run in before church so Ben and I can have the afternoon doing fun things (or work, homework, and taxes). This morning, the last thing I wanted to do was get out of bed when the alarm clock went off, especially after doing a long run yesterday. I snoozed for 20 minutes before rolling out of bed. Ben ran the first two miles with me and then I set off to do nine more miles on my own.
After about three quarters of a mile, I stopped briefly to stretch my calves. When I turned around, I was reminded of yet another reason I love running. The sunrise was amazing! I took longer to stretch just so I could take it in. It is in these moments that I am so thankful I rolled out of bed before most of the rest of the world is even awake to get a run in!