Slice of Life Tuesdays are hosted by Ruth and Stacey at their Two Writing Teachers blog.
It is dark at 5am. But I force myself to brave the remnants of night anyway.
My eyes burn for more sleep at 5am. But I remind myself of the energy my escape promises to generate.
I pull myself out of bed and into the light of the bathroom to throw my hair into a ponytail, brush my teeth, cleanse my face, and put in contacts.
I quietly sneak around the darkened bedroom to tug on clothes.
I sip some water and stretch in the living room, much to the surprise of two sleepy pups.
In minutes, I will slip out the garage door and into the cool misty air.
I will shake off my nerves, shed my grogginess, and succumb to the beat of my ipod’s music.
I will run.