Exercise will increase your ability to cope with stress as well as bring circulation to your brain for better cognitive thinking. It improves melatonin for healthy sleep patterns and helps fight degenerative diseases in the spine.
Early morning runs are my favorite kind of runs. It is in those runs that I pound out any of yesterday's baggage that still may linger while I enjoy the sounds of nature waking up to greet me. Yes, early morning runs are my favorite kind of runs.
A quote from a personal friend. If you haven't read "To Be A Runner" get it and you are guaranteed to love it. Running is more about exercise, it gives us the strategies and skills to survive and succeed in life.