When I first started my blog I had written a post about what time I get up to work out. Back then I would get up most weekday mornings between 4:30 and 5 so I could run and be home by 6:00 AM. Back then my life was very different. After reading a post today by Warrior Betsy, I thought I would write briefly about what has changed. I have been separated for over a year and am in the process of getting a divorce. I will never use my blog to write much about this topic because some things don’t need to be discussed in this forum. But Betsy’s post made me feel a need to bring it up. I just wanted to say that it is OK to be going thru a divorce and it is one of the things that MANY people go. I think honestly I have been a little ashamed of the fact that my marriage didn’t work out and have really only talked about it out of the public arena.
The reason I discuss this under the context of my love of morning running is that as a result of the separation I can no longer go on morning runs. When I have the boys there is no one to watch them while I run; and when they are with their father, I have to show up early to get them ready for school so there is no time to run. This morning because of some silly sewer line issues at my place I had to spend the previous night at my mothers and therefore had someone to watch the boys while I ran before sun-up. It was AWESOME to get a run in early, with my head torch, under the stars. There will be a day when I am with someone and I will get my morning runs back. I look forward to that day! But for now I will try to steal every morning run I can!