Thursday, June 9, 2016

Early Morning Running

I'm not a fan of it.  I try to avoid it.  I think of a million excuses to not do it.  I have done it in the past when no other option seemed possible.  It never lasts for more than a day or two with me.  I enjoy getting up, showering and having coffee while my brain wakes up.  Not getting up, changing into running gear and going out to run.  I'm like a sloth the first thirty minutes of the day so running and morning have just not been sustainable for me.  I must overcome this.  Since there is so much training involved with the MTT (Marathon Training Team) program I am going to HAVE to look for time in places I don't usually look.  That means mornings.  So this week, the first week of training, I set my alarm for 5am...and I begrudgingly got myself up....and ran.  I was not happy about it.  I came up with a dozen excuses to hit the snooze.  But I did it.  I convinced myself it was just one morning.  It would free up my evening for another important thing I couldn't miss.  I always think that after I'm done with an early morning run I will feel energized, invigorated and full of motivation to keep up the routine.  I usually just feel hot, sticky and ready to coffee :-) 

It's my hope that I can force myself to get up at least once a week and do a mid week run.  Otherwise I will either miss other events or miss out on training.  If anyone seems my morning run motivation laying around....let me know!

On a good note this week I've logged in over 16 miles since Saturday morning.  I have a race tonight, The Corporate 4 Miler, that will make up my Thursday training.  And finally rest day on Friday! 
If you are a morning runner and have any ideas let me know.  I've probably tried them but it's can't hurt to see if there are some new ideas out there.
Happy adventuring. 

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