This past Monday, I finally started doing something that I’ve known for a while needed to begin again. I started going for early morning walks with the intent of transitioning slowly into running. 

I wasn’t sure how my first morning would go. 5:15 wake up. Gauging distance so I don’t keep it going too late. Shower and get ready for work. Take Nathan to my parents’ house. Plus I had to figure in how I’d feel after my first cardio workout after months away.

It went great, really. I felt amazing after my 3.25 mile walk and I was energized the whole day. Woo!

That wasn’t the case on days 2-4. I hurt. Bad. But I pushed through. And increased my distance each day. I made my step goal every day this week and Friday finally returned some peace to my body. 

I don’t think I’ll do a five-day blitz like that again. It was pretty brutal but I really just needed to do it. I will keep up with the walks and, eventually, runs, though.

But a great side effect of it all was some fantastic sunrise and early morning photography. 







I just need to keep this up.

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Good for you! You can keep it up - just keep reminding yourself how good it makes you feel!


Didn’t I make it clear the bad days outweighed the good ones?


Wow that is gorgeous! And seriously good on you for doing this. I am not a functioning human in the morning so it's pretty difficult to get out and do any activity (I just get up at 5:30am and get ready and go to work to be in early and out early). Definitely makes it easier when you have those beautiful views on your walk!


It lasted a week but I’m going to try starting it up again next week. Wish me luck.


You can do it!

On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:21 PM Kevin Apgar <> wrote:

It lasted a week but I’m going to try starting it up again next week. Wish me luck.

Kevin Spencer

I really really should do some form of exercise. This post is quite inspiring. Right, tomorrow I'll walk a bit.


Yeah, except I really haven’t done it since that week.

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