Morning Site Seeing

I have been running most mornings starting about 5:20 a.m. ever since Hazel was born.  At first it was a very difficult adjustment, but lately I have come to enjoy it.  I think it is a great way to kick off the day, and at least for the spring, summer and fall months I can avoid the heat.  Another great thing about morning running is i get to see all sorts of interesting wildlife on the trails.  A few days ago I saw a fox catch a mouse or a mole or some other little brown furry thing.  It did the classic pounce.

I of course see lots of deer and rabbits. Today I was treated to 3 different momma snapping turtles laying eggs just off the side of the trail.  I don’t know how many of them will survive once they start mowing the edges, but I wish them all the best of luck.

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  1. Also when we run in the city in the early morning we see douchebags who try to race us around Cobbs Hill Park

  2. Early morning is the nicest time of day. Every time I get up early I tell mlyself I should do it more often. Of course I’ve been telling myself that for 60 years. It does not appear I’m going to be one of those old folks who wakes up at 5AM every day. There are lots of them down here, just not me (or mom).

  3. It wasn’t my first choice either, but now that I have been doing it for a few months I really enjoy it. The first week or two was brutal, but i think that had as much to do with the general lack of sleep as the early morning start. Also it was still in the 30’s and dark at the end of those runs.

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