How about that, TC, we have something in common.
I’m also a morning person. I like getting up early for a bike ride or to go to the gym while everyone else is sleeping. After getting dressed and heading out the door one wakes up quickly, the blood starts flowing, one gets a rush of endorphins, and its all quiet and peaceful out there, the traffic and pollution are light, the sun is just starting to rise and it feels great knowing that my workout will be done before most people have climbed out of bed and all day long I can eat cake or sit on my ass and not feel guilty, because I already got the exercise over with.
But even without the morning bike ride, I like to get up early – especially if I’m going camping or skiing or something like that but even if I’m just heading to the office, to get a nice peaceful headstart and have that feeling of accomplishment already by the time people start straggling into the office at 10 minutes after the hour, with their breakfast in hand, bitching about another day.
Crazy as it may seem, I even like when my internal clock is thrown off after returning to Taiwan from the States, so I wake up at 4 am and can clean up the house a little, go shopping, do my laundry, play around on the computer and so forth, before eating breakfast and arriving early at the office. Of course that means getting to bed by 10 or 11, but that’s fine.