I have NEVER been a morning exerciser. Never. I was not one of the girls in med school who would get up at the crack of dawn to go to the gym before class. I was the one who would hit that snooze button just one more time before rushing out the door with a wet head, not having enough time to dry my hair.
I still sometimes do that, but ever since I became a resident, I regularly get out of bed at 5:15 (give or take, since my snooze button still works) to go RUNNING before work. I almost don't recognize myself.
It was below freezing this morning, but I am proud of myself since I still got up, pulled on a fleece jacket in addition to my running tights, and left the house while it was STILL dark to go and run.
We're calling it another personal victory.