In my effort to run more I've started running most mornings as well as in the evenings. In an effort to also spend more time at school I used the time change and now I wake up a half an hour earlier than before. This is great and I get to run more miles, blah, blah, blah. The problem is these mornings are rarely examples of awake and well rested Isaiah. If I don't trip or stumble on something in the gym in the morning getting changed it's a good morning. Often times I am stiff and I run so slow that when I finish I wonder if it was even worth it. Other times, like today, I sleep in and just skip the run because I have to listen to my body tell me that I am tired and need nine hours of sleep. I am a big fan of trying to push your limits but not a big fan of breaking them.
One other thing about the mornings is that it is the best time to take your pulse. If you want to know what your resting heart rate is take it before you do anything in the morning. It is the lowest it will be all day. (Today mine was 44 which ties for my personal all time low.)