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Early morning

Call me crazy, but I like getting up early. I’ve pretty much always been a “morning person”, even in college not able to sleep past 9 or 10am.I always have to sit and eat breakfast (just cereal, but still a meal). I think that’s also why I’ve always loved breakfast so much….I am pretty much always up for normal breakfast time. And it’s just delicious food, let’s be real…especially a good weekend brunch. I don’t like being rushed in the morning, so I leave extra time. Being rushed and stressed to start the day is not a good way to start the day! But to me, running is a great way to start the day.

Since starting my job, I have been getting up at 4:30am to run or go to the gym. For the obvious reason, it is not as hot (as it was summer temps. the past few days). But even more enjoyable is the quietness. No cars. Fresh morning air. Yesterday I had to leave especially early for work and got up at 4:10am to run. That was a difficult one and I really just couldn’t justify doing it again. So this morning I ‘slept in’ until 5:30 and ran this afternoon instead (it was much cooler today anyway). Yes, there is the downside in that I am ready for bed by about 9:30pm, but I don’t do much weekday nights anyway. I can have fun on the weekends 🙂

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Hooty Hoo

KHP Day 9

Every morning between the hours of 5:30 and 6:00, my alarm starts buzzing it’s annoying, get-higher-pitched-the-longer-I-hit-snooze buzz. It’s just not a pleasant time.  I want to stay in the warmth and comfort of my bed!! But this morning, as I stumbled half-asleep to the bathroom to begin the morning routine, I heard a pleasant noise that actually made me enjoy the moment…slightly.


Call me weird, but I think the sound of an owl hooting is a pretty cool and calming noise. Now, a calming noise is the last thing to help get me out of bed in the a.m., but once I am out of the bed, it is a nice shift from the frantic rush of getting ready for the day. There’s also just something rewarding about being up that early to experience something that is only out when the sun is down.  And maybe I belong at Hogwarts or the 100 Acre Woods, but I think owls are pretty cool (and obviously genius). They sleep all day, get up at night, fly around, and sit in the tree outside my house hooting. Not to mention solving all the “oh, bothers” of Winnie the Pooh and getting all the important information to Harry. It’s just a better noise than *chirp, chirp* from other birds. So here’s to you owl….hoot away…but don’t put me back to sleep, please.