This past week I got back into a work routine. That meant that it was a bit of a stretch to get up early enough for a morning run. So I adjusted and ran my 2.5 miles in the afternoon. I found that this actually worked out just fine. First, there is still light when I get home so I was able to see, and just as importantly, others could see me. Secondly, the temp in the afternoon and early evening was comfortable whereas the early mornings are cold.
I know a lot of people advocate exercising first thing in the morning. There is a lot of merit to it and I think their arguments are strong. However, right now that doesn't work for me. But I would like others to know that shortly after work is not a bad time to get outside and get some activity. Especially in early October.