1.Set your Alarm
- An obvious but hard one. For running in the morning set it and forget it.
- Give yourself enough time to get dressed, warmup, and get on your run.
- Leave enough time after the run to stretch, shower, and get ready for the day.
2.Get to bed early
- Good sleep will make it easy for getting your morning run in.
- Set an alarm reminding you to get to bed. Starting the habit is hard, once you’re in the habit it will be just as hard to break.
- Re-set your sleeping habits.
3.Lay out your gear
- Laying your gear out will help you in two ways:
- It enforces your goal of getting up for a run.
- You’ll save time and get out the door quickly to start your run.
4.Wake up and out the door in 15 mins
- Get up and out the door your brain figures out what’s going on.
- There’s a lot of truth to that, don’t take enough time to think about reasons why you shouldn’t get up.
5.Run with a friend
- Peer pressure is a great motivator.
- Set a running schedule with a friend and keep each other on track.
6.You will be tired do it anyway
- Expect to be tired, you will be. Prepare yourself for that fact. You will not stay tired.
- Once you're running you will forget about being tired.
- When running in the morning your days seem more clear, sharp. It’s a feeling that you will look forward to.
- When you run more in the morning it gets easier.
- Stick with it, your body will adjust and you will have more time in your day.
- Getting your run done early sets the tone for a good day.