My First Running Cartoon Episode 1: “The Morning Run”

I’m aiming to corner the market for running Saturday morning cartoons. Well, not quite. But I DO have my first actual animation for you guys. This goes out to all those crazy, up-before-the-rest-of-the-world morning runners. Hey, gotta do what we gotta do!

morning run movie

1) What time do you usually run?
2) What’s the earliest you’ve gotten up to get your run on?

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20 thoughts on “My First Running Cartoon Episode 1: “The Morning Run”

  1. I get up at 5 am 3 days a week to run.

    That’s as early as I get up…anything earlier than that is the middle of the night.

    I’m dedicated but strive for moderation…may sound like a contradiction to many runners, but there it is.

    • i know you get really early to run, and when i read about you busting out the headlamp because it’s still pitch black, i’m mentally sending you “way to go!!” vibes/cheers.
      that said, i’m impressed by how ‘sanely’ you’ve taken to running. not a contradiction at all, you’ve got the right mindset/balance of pushing yourself for goals but not doing stupid things to wind up injured or watnot. in case i don’t tell u enough, i’m SOOOO proud of the runner you’ve become. 🙂 xoxo

    • totally the love/hate. hating the moment you have to pry off the pillow, but LOVING the moment you cross the line after that last repeat. u feel so bad@$$ and perfect way to start the day, no? 😉

  2. Hahaha! That was great! I look a lot like that runner when I first wake up!

    I run anytime between 5am and 10am, depending on the time of year and my kids’ schedules! I think 3:30am is the earliest I’ve been up for a run! I don’t want to beat that personal record. 😉

    • i like to pound my run out first thing too! theeeen we can eat all the ice cream we want without worrying about it giving us any tummy troubles, right?! 😉

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  4. I loved your cartoon! I usually run in the afternoon during the week and in the mornings on the weekend. I hardly ever run in the dark. I’d be a lot more open to it if I lived in the suburbs where there are street lights. But I don’t feel safe running in the early morning hours on our dark country roads…sometimes its dangerous enough for me during the daytime since the roads I run on are curvy two lane roads without a shoulder. Oh how I dream of an early morning run through a lit neighborhood, though 🙂 I like that feeling of being up doing stuff before the rest if the world wakes up.

  5. Great cartoon. Do you put coffee in your water bottle?

    I run in the morning only if absolutely, positively necessary (meaning I’m planning to stay out late that night and can’t sneak away at lunch time to run). I need my AM coffee and it takes a while to work the kinks out. So, I’m more of a night runner. I would rather run at 10pm then get up early. Guess that makes me a vampire runner ????

    • hahaha…vampire runner, watch out or i may need to turn THAT one/you into a cartoon. 😉 hey, no worries if u need the caffeine kick to get u out the door…just don’t suck my blood…mmmk. 😛

  6. Just had to quickly say this is my fav! Even though I haven’t early morning run for a while – I love that rainbow at the end!!! Never been a morning run that I regret getting out of bed for! :=)

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