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Runner's Life

A Case for Waking up Early on Vacation to Run

Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

I woke up before my alarm, the golden sun streaming in through the thin shades of our creekside cabin. 5:47 a.m. Earlier than I had planned, but the trail on the other side of the creek was calling my name. After quietly slipping on shoes, I checked on the children — all still snoozing.

On the front step of the house the cool, crisp air came rushing into my lungs. Goosebumps rose on my…

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Brynn Mahnke

Brynn Mahnke

Freelance writer, distance runner, lifelong learner. Let’s chat! brynnmahnkewrites.com