Friday, August 22, 2014

Mornings

Guess who overslept again? Guess who now has to go for a run tonight because she didn't get up early enough to run before work this morning?

Let's be real. I'm not a morning person. I never have been. Even so, I do prefer to get my workouts done early in the morning. My whole day just seems to go better after I've been for a run. I feel more awake, more energized, and ready to tackle the day.

I'm not a morning person. Hannah, however, is a morning cat.
I'm usually good about getting up and out the door for a run or a trip to the gym in the morning. Or at least I was...until a few weeks ago. I don't know what happened, but I started sleeping as late as I possibly could while still getting to work on time. I started running or walking late at night.

There is nothing wrong with working out at night. Evening workouts just make more sense and feel better to a lot of people. I'm not one of those people, however. I might not be a natural morning person, but I tend to be a better runner in the morning. I push myself harder in the mornings. I also don't have to worry quite as much about safety issues (visibility, parts of the city to avoid, being a woman alone on a running path) in the morning.

 I'm more likely to skip a run or cut a run short when it is night. I'm a bit of a homebody and don't really want to go anywhere after I get home from work each night. All I want to do is cook dinner, watch Netflix, and hang out with my cat. Don't judge me! Hannah is an awesome cat who enjoys watching Bob's Burgers as much as I do.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks to get up and out the door early in the morning? Remember my first goal is to run regularly, so I can't already be slipping up. I will run tonight, but I want to start running in the mornings again.

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