“I literally want to go to bed at 8 tonight.”
Text sent at 1:50pm.
And I meant it.
I was dragging after a long day the previous day and even thought about taking an afternoon nap(gasp!).
In the early afternoon I usually have a coffee and relax but the mid-January 40-degree anomaly of a day was calling me.
It was just a short window of inspiration but I’ve found if you hurry then you don’t have enough time to talk yourself out of something. So I changed quickly into running clothes and went outside.
On the first strike of my run I was awake: breathing in the air of melting snow, feeling the sun on my face, and hearing the crunch of dirt on my Nikes.
I still enjoy my afternoon coffee though, too.
**Try it! Run, walk, or just jump in place for a minute if you are feeling sluggish and you’ll feel the affects. I mean, it’s a fact that exercise boosts energy but go out and feel it for yourself.