Morning Motivation & Routines

I am a morning runner. I am most happy when I run early in the morning. I like the routine of getting up and running first thing, and the feeling I having completed my run bright and early so nothing in my day can get in the way of my run.

The last two weeks, however, I have gotten myself out of that morning run routine and I really regret it. Last week we had a week long monsoon – so getting out of my warm bed to go run in the dark in the cold rain was not on the top of my to do list. The week before that I had that nasty cold, so I voted that an extra hour of sleep was more important to feeling better.

But now here I am. I’m not sick and its perfectly BEAUTIFUL out, and I didn’t run this morning. My alarm went off at 5:15 and I just reset it to 6:15. Whats wrong with me????? WHO AM I?!? I love my morning run, yet I decided to just sleep through it.

I think the problem is I just got use to sleeping in (yes I just called waking up at 6:15 sleeping in, I’m crazy. I know) and not getting over that initial gross feeling you get when you get up early and are trying to get out the door for a run. I know I really miss my morning run though because the whole way into work I just kept wishing I had gotten up to run – it was so nice out – and thinking about how much I knew it was going to suck to run tonight. I hate running in the evening.

I need to get back into my morning routine. I need a little morning motivation.

Maybe I’ll put my phone across the room so I have to at least get up and out of bed to turn the alarm off.

What do you use as your morning motivation? Do you have a morning run routine?


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