How Do You Get Energized in the Morning?

The alarm button goes off and it’s time to start another workday. How do you get energized to begin the day? Do you immediately turn on the coffee pot and start downing your favorite java drink, or do you grab your sneakers and take a run before the sun comes up? Share your morning must-do in order to get yourself out the door in today’s Hopkins Happenings’ poll. Feel free to select more than one response.

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Elizabeth Jane Duvall December 9, 2013 at 9:04 am

I have a dog and he needs a walk. He is ready to greet the day a bit before I am. He nudges me, if I need it, with a wet nose in my face.
I tumble out of bed, into dog walking clothes, and out the door with him. It is still dark so I turn on his blinker collar and take the leash with the built in flashlight. By the time we are out for 5 minutes I am really waking up.
The air was crisp and clean this morning and the rain had not yet started. I started my car and let it warm up and melt the ice on the windshield while we walked. Everything looked different with the coating of snow. I had to watch for black ice but it was still a great walk.
We got back to the house in 15 minutes and then I got ready for work.
I recommend to EVERYONE a dog that needs a walk.

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Bonnie C December 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I agree. When my son needed to stay with us, his work schedule didn't always allow for him to walk the dog, so it became my job. After a few weeks, the dog decided he preferred for me to walk him, and even slept as close to my bed as he could. As soon as I started stirring, even before I was fully awake, he was ready for his walk and let me know if I took too long getting out of bed. We would walk a half-hour to 45 minutes (others in the household would make it a 15-20 minute walk, which is probably why he preferred that I walk him), and it was a great way to start the day. Unfortunately, now that my son has moved into his own house, and we do quite a bit of traveling through the year, we don't have a pet to wake us, and feel it would be unfair to have a pet, knowing we'd have to leave it for sometimes 2 weeks at a time.

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