Actually there is something very enjoyable about running very early in the morning. Likewise, I like running in the evening, on a crisp Autumn evening. I notice the smells coming from houses (cooking, laundry, etc.) and yet it is quiet where I am. And yes, it is very meditative, especially the long runs. That's why I like running long distance. I can't get into the meditative state on a short run but am able to spend a lot of time there over longer distance. OK, it's a new day . . .
I haven't eliminated Coffee Break but reduced the number of days (I blame hubby for this).
Veggie Dogs - Not very tasty but it makes me feel like I am eating a hot dog. (I know that seems weird.)