Getting motivated in the morning can be difficult. Some mornings, when my alarm goes off, there are immediately approximately seventy reasons why I don’t really need to get up early, You can go for a run later. Here’s what I do:
First, I think of all the ways it will throw off my day if I put it off. I think of how good it will feel to not have it looming over my head while I take care of the day’s other responsibilities. I think of how good I will feel as soon as I step out the door and stand under the stars. That usually gets me up.
Another trick: while I’m eating my raisin toast I always read a running magazine. Runner’s World is my favorite. It’s immediate motivation and it gets me excited to step outside. At first, subscribing to a running magazine seemed too hard core for little old me, so I put it off for a long time. My advice: get a subscription. It’s inexpensive, its full of information and it’s another tool to keep you on track. Read it in the morning or keep it in your purse and read it while your kids are at practice.
This morning I didn’t read Runner’s World. I read all the comments from yesterday’s post. I can’t express how awesome it was reading them all. I was a little scared to jump back into blogging, but now I am so happy I did. What took me so long?? You guys are the best.
I got home from my frosty nine miles, showered (before the chills set in), and had a warm bowl of cream of wheat. And since I didn’t hit snooze, I had a little quiet time before all the little ones started coming out of their rooms with sleepy eyes and disheveled hair. They were excited because today is a half day. Is it just me or do half days seem like they are only at school for 20 minutes?