morning babble / Tuesday 2-16-21

47 days in a row. I need something to help me with the tally especially with the future months. In the beginning, it’s easy because you have 31 days in January and then you add it to the 16 days of February so far – hence, 47 days in a row. Also, I have decided that the goal has extended by one day. I want to run through January 1, 2022. This way, if I accomplish this goal of running a 5k every day for a year . . . I can also tell that one person who would ask about it being a leap year or not, I ran a 5k for 366 days in a row. Don’t cheapen my year! Haha! I’m smiling, but you know there would be that one person who asked.

On the treadmill, I was listening to the Kevin Rose podcast. For this episode, his guest was Dr. Andrew Huberman who was discussing the benefits of bright light therapy early in the morning. Ideally, you would expose yourself to bright light within an hour of waking up. However, it can still be done within 4 to 6 hours of waking. Plus, you only really need the bright light exposure for 2 to 10 minutes. Sunlight is the best, course. By doing this, you set your circadian clock and quiet your melatonin for the next 14 to 16 hours. This also is very beneficial in reducing anxiety and depression. So be sure to add some bright light to your morning routine of waking up!

And finally, not to get too healthy on you, just a reminder that Shamrock Shakes are back at McDonald’s. First the spicy nugget, now the Shake! Go enjoy them both.

“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness” – by Pearl S. Buck

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