Brett T.

Brett T.

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The joy of morning running

  • Jul 20th, 2017 at 4:54AM

I feel pretty dumb. For a long while I have struggled with time management and sleep. About 3-4 years ago I started to really take sleep seriously, which has been great for me, but one of my maxims was always "sleep if you are tired." This fed into my loathing of getting out of bed in the morning. Consequently, I was always a pretty terrible morning workout/run dude, despite people telling me that it is the perfect time to run.

On Monday we ended up having yet another debacle in the evening, so I ended up not being able to run. I ended up waking up early yesterday and had an hour to kill.....perfect for the 30 minute run. It felt great, and it was superb to have that knocked off so early in the day. My cross training was a bit lame, I took the dog for an extra long walk at a fast pace, which seemed to annoy him more than anything tbh. Still though, got it done. I wasn't able to run this morning, but my plan is to move my primary running time into the morning for the rest of the program.

Diet was mediocre the last few days for a cornucopia of reasons, but today is looking good. Hope everyone is doing great.

 
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Greg V.Greg V.Kenzai Member
almost 2 years ago

morning workouts are the best. sets the whole day up right. i find diet is easier too; if im the kind if guy who wakes up at dawn to workout, im also the kind of guy who eats right all day long. keep it up Brett!


    Heledd W.Heledd W.Alumni
    almost 2 years ago

    I'm exactly the same with getting out of bed in the morning. Finding the time to work out can be tricky, you're making a good effort though - keep going!


      Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
      Assistant Traineralmost 2 years ago

      I'm not sure why you feel dumb. You are experimenting with a few variables and figuring out how to get the rhythm. I definitely think the morning runs are right for you. The main thing is getting into bed at the right time, which means starting the pre-bed rituals on time. That's what I struggle with.


        Brett T.Brett T.Alumni
        almost 2 years ago

        I largely feel dumb because I have been fighting exercise in the morning for so long. Basically I have had the following conversation 100s of times:

        Me: "Man, I struggle to find time to exercise."
        Friend: "You should try exercising in the morning, it's awesome."
        Me: "BRETTY SLEEPY!!!! BRETTY NO LIKEY MORNING EXERCISE!!!!"

        Lather, rinse, repeat. But yeah, bedtime rituals are critical man. Start thinking about your relationship with your phone and go from there. That was my journey.


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