benefits of getting up and out at 6:45 am

: seeing a squirrel snacking out of a garbage can
: seeing the sunrise reflected on the Williamsburg Savings Bank facade
: finding sheet ice on my usual path, and discovering a new one
: realizing that i've already made progress, and can run 25 min nonstop, not bad for starting out 2.5 weeks ago and only going 5 minutes. (I'm sure the temp rise had nothing to do with it)
: getting home at my normal wake-up time and having tons of energy
: just plain feeling good ;)
: realizing just how many things will have to change in the next few months to actually pull off a marathon in November. so many habits like bedtimes and food consumption (or lack thereof), backup from M, some weekends, every trip, etc ...
: coming home and having husband who agrees to said 'backups' and doesn't complain at having had a screaming baby for 30 minutes of my time out. admittedly his brain was too foggy to figure out that it was indeed time for Fynn to get up, and thaw a bottle ... we learn :)

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just ordered this and am contemplating this though I'm finding it cheaper on ebay.

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i think i'm actually serious about this whole thing. feels good to my bones.