So, I’m not a morning person, but being in the military forced me to do otherwise. One of the things I remind myself is that a morning run always sets me up for success. I feel better about the day ahead and I’ve gotten at least one workout out of the way. But I also love running.
Also, due to the weather conditions, morning runs are better for my asthma and working around the heat and humidity. I have to remind myself that these runs are my time to really pray and meditate and get out of the house. When I put it in that context, it gets easier to slip on the running shoes.
One of the recommendations I heard from my mentor, Chalene Johnson, is that, even though she is not a morning person, she gets up at about 5 am each morning because she teaches each morning, 7 days per week. She says that instead of hitting the snooze button, she tells herself, “I’m up! I’m up! I’m up!” so that she conditions her mind to get up and do the thing she needs to do.