Morning Running

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I never thought I would be the type of person that could wake up and work out.  In fact, I was so convinced that I wasn't "that type of person," that I never even bothered to try it.

In my last few weeks at my apartment I figured, why not?  I didn't have to leave for work until 8, and I hated having to come home from work and go straight out for a run when it was still the mid 80s out so I decided to try running in the morning.... just for a week.

I was amazed to see that I actually enjoyed it.  For one, it is still cool in the morning.  Even in the middle of summer, the early morning is cool enough to run without feel like I'm going to pass out.

I also cannot speak highly enough for getting the run over with before I start my day.  When I would plan to run after work I would constantly be thinking throughout the day, "ugh, I still have to run." Or going back and forth between whether I really wanted to or if I should skip.  Now there is no thinking about it during the day.  No debating or dreading or going back in forth.  Actually, the only time I think about it during the day is when I think, "Woo, I've already got  my run in for the day!"

There were always 100 different excuses  I could make when running after work.  Grocery shopping, taking the dog out, being tired, having a doctors appointment... so many things could get in the way (if I was looking for an excuse).  There is nothing I am ever doing at 6:30 in the morning, though.  Other than really really wanting to sleep in, there will never be a conflict at the time so I would have nothing but my pure laziness to blame it on.

So, even if you think you are not a morning person or if the thought of waking up early for exercise makes you cringe, I would recommend trying it out.  It  still isn't my favorite thing to do at 6:30 in the morning, but I've found that making the time in the morning instead of waiting has improved my mind set and my dedication to exercise drastically.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin! Good morning :)

    I have tried both morning exercise and evening exercise, and evening exercise works best for me. It's not that I don't like mornings (I love them), it's just that I like the refreshing catharsis of exercise at day's end.

    Have a great Wednesday!