This summer I decided I wanted to keep running, which means doing it in the morning. I am not a morning person, never have been, and highly doubt I ever will be. Mornings should be eased into with plenty of coffee, internetting, and social media. There is no jumping out of bed bright eyed and bushy tailed for me even with a full nights sleep.
|This is what I keep repeating to myself as I stagger out the door.|
So you may have guessed getting my butt out of bed and running first thing is a bit of a challenge for me. Morning running started out in a fasted state which ruined me for the rest of the day. It was bad. I was cranky, tired, and awful for the rest of the day. Now I am eating a granola bar before I head out which has helped with my moods. I am no longer a crab for the rest of the day, still tired though.
When does all that energy which is supposed to come from morning exercise kick in? I sure do not have it. I get up around the same time everyday so its not like I get up earlier to go running. Afternoon run or exercise I feel energetic afterwards, morning not so much.
As for consistency in the morning, so far that is not going to well either. I boot the computer up and don’t do it or eat my granola bar, roll over and go back to sleep. Afternoon or evening I am fine with. Afternoon seems to be my time for exercise in general. I am going to struggle through getting up and running two or three days a week as it is important to me and I keep hoping to find the awesome that turns a mourning run into a morning run. Yes, I have been referring to them as mourning runs. Is it autumn yet?