I did it! Awake at 5:30 a.m. and about to head to the gym. Despite my prior committment to early mornings (which was admittedly equivocal), I have not done the best job of jumping out of bed and greeting the day with a hearty "yawp.*"
But I am now up and ready to go. Coffee and Z-bar** finished, running shoes on, heading out the door. Have a wonderful weekend, folks!
*See Whitman, Walt, "Song of Myself," Leaves of Grass; see also Dead Poets Society.
** Z-bars are awesome. They are Clif energy bars designed for kids. I recently discovered them at Costco and love them.