They get up extremely early to go running.
How early is "extremely early"?
Try four in the morning.
That was the meeting time.
Most of us got up at 3:30 to get ready.
Twelve nuts met at four on a Saturday morning to run around a track.
Only three of them were ROTCs. The rest of us ranged from a track coach to an unfit asthmatic. Or actually, a number of out-of-shape people and several asthmatics.
But we all ran or jogged or walked around the track.
And ate muffins afterward.
Then we all went to bed again.
I don't know.
It was an idea mentioned in jest by someone and picked up with enthusiasm by the others Friday evening at a gathering of returning students.
After the idea became a reality, I invited several people over to my apartment to make muffins. We made forty-eight.
Would you do it again?
Not sure...maybe at five instead of four...