Good Morning, Sunshine

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You know those days when you have an alarm set but wake up three hours earlier and cannot fall back asleep no matter how much you snuggle into your pillows and try to bargain with the sand man? Well, that happened to me today. I woke up at 6 a.m. and knew that I was up for good. Fortunately I peeked outside my window, and upon seeing this view, I realized there had been a reason for my losing sleep.

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I had never been into running until last summer (OK, OK yes, there was also that one season of high school track…), but until a year ago I had never enjoyed it. I had also never enjoyed waking up early, for any reason. Things change, and people do too. Last summer while babysitting down the shore for spans of a few days, I challenged myself to wake up early and go on a sunrise run. These runs not only helped me realize that I was in much better shape than I had thought, but they also brought a sense of calm and peace to what could be an otherwise stressful morning.

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This morning I woke up early and decided to lace up my sneakers, pop a piece of gum in my mouth and make my way over to the beach. Not only did I have most of the beach and all of the sidewalks to myself, but the views that I was witnessing were simply spectacular. The frothy white veins of the ocean were twirling and tugging in different directions, mirroring the creamsicle sunrise above them.

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Early bird seagulls were groggily trying to collect their breakfast, and the fresh shells and jellyfish lined the section of beach where the tide and the sand greeted one another for the first time today. Not only did I get my exercise in before the rest of the town today, but I got to bask in the beauty of these natural, exclusive views. All I can say, is that today already seems like a beautiful day.

Stay classy! xx



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