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Put Your Alarm Clock Out of Reach

When your alarm clock goes off early in the morning, it's tempting to keep hitting the snooze button to get a couple of more minute's sleep. Before you realize it, though, 30 to 40 minutes will have passed and you're suddenly without time for a run. 

To build a morning running habit, you need consistency. You cannot blow off every third day and expect to build a routine.

If you're struggling to get up, place the alarm clock across the room so that you have to get out of bed to turn in off. Or better yet, place it in the bathroom on top of your gym clothes. The more steps you put between you and the bed, the less likely you are to fall back asleep.

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How to run early in the morning without being grumpy?

Running in the early morning is not everyone’s cup of tea. 

But there may be many reasons that you want to give it a try.

Whatever it is, these below tips may make it a tad easier.

Set the intention 

Before even getting up in the morning, you must decide to get up.

For that you set that intention within yourself

It may sound funny, but I used to tell myself that I’ll get up at 5:00 in the morning.

This I used to say 10 ties loudly and just before going to bed.

Most of the time I was awake by 5:00 AM

I know people, who actually whispers in their pillows.

They request their pillows to wake them up at 5:00 AM.

This is extremely funny to think of in the first place.

But this is nothing other than programming your subconscious mind.

You are setting the right expectation and your body will happily oblige

5 ways a morning run will change your life

This 5 minute video provides great insights into how you can achieve success just by becoming a morning runner. As the speaker describes, “When you wake early in the morning, your head is clear, no phones/electronics. It’s just you and the ground under your feet.” Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect to hear in this video:

  • Momentum – figuratively get your ball rolling for the day.
  • Reflection – find yourself a new perspective.
  • Foresight – create a target for the day.
  • Competition – push yourself to be better.
  • Self image – how you feel about yourself when disciplined.

Find a Running Buddy

Finding a running partner is great because it obligates you to keep with the program. If you usually run by yourself, try recruiting a friend or family member to join you, even alternating days with different partners. If you enjoy running in packs, you can find or even start a running group through Meetup or Facebook.

However, when selecting a partner, be sure to find someone who is of a similar fitness level. If you and your partner don't match up, it could be embarrassing for the slower partner and frustrating for the faster one. Be selective, and don't let exercise get in the way of a good friendship.

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