How To Get Up & Run Before Work!

4 Jul

Exercising in the morning is one of life’s biggest struggles for me – but here are my tips. I seem to finally have it down, and have stopped smacking the snooze button in the mornings however inviting it may seem!

Remember that I am not a medical specialist, or indeed an accomplished runner – this is just what works for me 🙂

Have a plan – It’s important to know how far you are going to run, how long it is going to take you and which route you are going to take.

Eat a fuelling dinner – The preparation starts the night before. Be sure to eat something that is going to fill you with energy for 12+ hours – stock up on those carbs!

Be prepared – I always lay my kit out so that absolutely everything is ready – including my ipod and sunglasses. I also try to prepare a mini-snack or have a cereal bar to hand.

Set the alarm – It sounds obvious, but don’t forget to change your normal alarm time!

Get an early night – Time to get your beauty sleep. I normally aim to be in bed by 10.30pm to get up and run at 6.30am, but everyone’s routine is different. It also helps to have a quiet pep talk with yourself the night before (and possibly warn the other half of your plans!)

Get up and do it – You have a plan, so now stick to it! It is so satisfying to get a moring workout in and get your day off to a good start.

Good Luck! 😀

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2 Responses to “How To Get Up & Run Before Work!”

  1. Sarah July 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    This is all great advice! I’m not a runner in any way, but I do workout with a combination of pilates/yoga in the morning – and I NEVER want to. I could always use more motivation!

    • Sophie @ threetimesf July 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

      Thanks! I think the same principles always apply – morning workouts suck but make you feel so invigorated! You just have to think ‘I’m just going to get up and do it’!! I’ve never been able to get in to pilates/yoga…any advice? I’d love to try it again!
      Thanks for dropping by 😀

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