During the week, I set my alarm for 6:15am. Hubby needs to leave for work by 7:30, and I've discovered that the best time for me to run is in the morning.
If I get up, and get out the door, I get my run in before my day begins. There are no distractions and no excuses. I'm also usually too tired to even realize I'm going for a run.
This works out well, because by the time I wake up I'm five minutes in and there is no turning back.
There are many mornings I just want to lay in bed and fall back asleep. If it's raining, I do just this. I love a good rain at 6:15 that clears in time to enjoy the day. Those rainy mornings are the ones I sleep in without regret.
But I know that if it's sunny, I'm running. If it's cloudy, I'm running. If Hubby is not away on business I'm running.
I have turned off the alarm enough to know that I may be happy for the few minutes I'm falling back asleep, but I'll be kicking myself for not running the rest of the day. 99% of the time I tell myself "I'll run later tonight..." I never get that run in.
If I get up, I may be annoyed for a few minutes, but by the time I'm running I'm good. And that's what I need to get my day going. A good, sweaty no excuses run.
What do you need to get your day going?
Happy Monday, enjoy the week ahead!