could I become a morning person?

March 21, 2011 § 3 Comments

I’ve never been much of a morning person. Especially in the last few months I’ve been freelancing from Boulder, I’ve become even less so. It’s so nice to work from home and not have to get up and go into the office. I also like that I now get to sleep in later than my husband. I used to be the one to get us up. It’s kind of luxurious. Everyone has told us that will all change when we have kids, but for now I’ve been milking it.

This week I thought it would be fun to test out whether I could get up and get going before sunrise for seven days straight. I also have some food & wine to work off from last week. This morning when the alarm went off at 6:00 I was tempted to shut it off and just do my backup plan for the week, but I got up while it was still dark out. I know 6:00 isn’t that early but I usually get up around 8:00, so it’s definitely much earlier for me.

I drove over to Wonderland Lake for an easy stroll around the lake. It was pretty stunning with the moon still out over the mountains and the sunrise opposite.

I was pretty proud of myself to be the first person out on the trail which is saying a lot in Boulder. It was so quiet when I started out and slowly all sorts of birds started chirping. It really makes it feel like Spring is here. It didn’t take long to see people out running and traversing the mountain paths but it was still really peaceful.

Another nice aspect of being up that early is seeing the wildlife. I got to see a couple of deer having a morning drink in the pond. Luckily I saw no mountain lions.

It’s a pretty nice feeling to be up and outside before the world wakes up. It’s also a beautiful time of day to see Boulder.

If anyone has any favorite spots in the area to check out, let me know. I’d love to check them out.

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