Find your “WHEN”!

Why all the Twitterpics and Instagram shots of early morning clocks lately?

The Drive:
Pre dawn Car Ride

The Warm-up:

Gym Clock

I wrote a few weeks ago about finding your “Why”. We must also find our “When”.  Coach Bill Bowerman said, “If you have a body, you are an athlete.”

If you have a body

We are all athletes, but the reality is that most of us are not professional athletes and must work our fitness into busy professional lives, parenthood, and life’s journey. As a father of three and a working professional, that has meant habitually rising well before dawn each morning to practice the pre-dawn early morning rite. The types of work-outs have changed over the years often dramatically, but one thing hasn’t…the commitment to rising before the work day begins.


How and when will you get your fitness in? For most of us, the only way to get it in is to rise at least an hour earlier and do it most days, if not all the days of the week. The wonderful part about it is that the people you see out on the run, at the pool, on the walk or in the gym are regulars too. Once you join this group, there is an expectation that you’re not going to miss. You become part of a community of like-minded individuals most of whom are starting their day (and some of whom are ending their day) with fitness. This is the predawn early morning crew! Won’t you join us?

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