Personally, I find running in the morning the perfect start to the day! The most enjoyable runs always happen when I have gotten out of bed between 7am and 8am and I am out running before 8:30am. Getting my run done first thing not only means I feel like I have achieved something before I start my normal daily routine, but it also means I can come straight back and get ready for the day ahead.
Normally, I run between 3 and 6 times a week depending on the weather and how busy I am. Living in Scotland means that the weather can not always play ball and I can certainly say that I am not a fan of running in the wind! I aim to cover between 3 and 5 miles every run and occasionally I will hit the 8 mile mark. I do, however, plan to start increasing the distance of my runs to help me pace my miles more efficiently.
Where I run can vary on what distance I am looking to cover or what the weather is like. I love running along beside the river on sunny days and I find circular routes very appealing as you are constantly looking at something new to help pass the time and it heightens the enjoyment factor.
I live in a hilly area, so a normal run will always have to include an incline of some description. I am definitely not a pavement pounder! I do not enjoy running round the town or streets. I like to get out on paths and woodland tracks so I can really call it 'me time'. I like to listen to music whilst I run to not only keep me at a decent pace but to just chill out. My music can vary from whats in the top 10 to some good old Michael Bublé. The Nike Running app is fantastic for keeping tracks of your runs and giving very accurate incline and pace information.
I will normally wear my Nike Flyknit trainers, a pair of shorts or running leggings with a sports bra and vest top. This keeps me cool whilst allowing me to wear my favourite colours and prints. My favourite print currently being my galaxy leggings from H and M.
The best runs will always finish with me having beat my previous time, whether that be mile splits or fastest 5 miles. The satisfaction I get from running not only makes me strive for more fitness but helps me stay motivated in other areas of my life, such as university.