Happy Monday everyone! It’s our last day of winter break so I am planning a fun day with the kids. My energy is low in the evenings so early morning is my best chance to run.
My alarm is usually set for between 4:00 and 4:30 AM depending on how long I am planning on running.
I try to get out of bed without using the snooze option as I have read it’s really bad for your sleep cycles and can leave you more tired.
I always have coffee before my run, it’s something I really enjoy and my stomach handles it just fine. The trick is to not let myself have more than one cup, I could easily waste the morning away drinking coffee and scrolling. On mornings that I am running more than an hour I will eat something simple as well, but I had planned to run for an hour so I just had the coffee and some water.
I always set my gear out the night before and leave it downstairs so I can get ready without waking anyone who might be sleeping in our room (lately that has included Cannon a lot). This was pretty easy since I I was running on the treadmill that morning.
It’s a lot more work when I run outside in the dark.
This morning I was on the treadmill from 5am to 6am just running easy and watching Brittany Runs a Marathon on Amazon Prime, I haven’t finished it yet but it was pretty good and made the time pass!
When I was done running the kids were still sleeping so I got to have some more coffee and power clean for 20 minutes.
When the kids were up we all had some quiche that Cory made last night.
Then we went for a morning walk just like we do for school, hopefully getting back into our routine won’t be too difficult.
Cannon wanted to walk with me instead of riding so he could get some energy out too.
We made it home in time to help get the recycling out, there was so much left over from Christmas!
Every morning is slightly different but follows a similar pattern.
Are you a morning runner?
What do your mornings look like?