Friday at last!! This has been a long exhausting week. Getting back into the school groove is tough but my three hour ed classes paired with filling any spare hours with work has been so exhausting! Almost every day this week I’ve come straight home after leaving work or class at 4 and napped.
This busy schedule paired with lots of homework, Ace’s football games, softball, visiting grandma, and managing cooking and cleaning has meant that this week my workouts took a back seat.
There is another runner in my class and she gets up at 5am to get her run in because of the busy schedule. This week I asked her for tips and tricks and these are some of the ones I’m going to try:
Just Get Your Feet on the Floor
I think this is the best piece of advice I heard! How often have I turned off my alarm and simply rolled over and fell back asleep. If I make sure I at least get my feet on the floor I’ll have a much better chance at getting up.
Have everything pre-packed and hop in your car in your pajamas and drive to the gym. The drive will wake you up.
This one seemed genius to me because of my almost hour long commute to school. If I have EVERYTHING packed I can get up and walk out the door with breakfast and a little coffee and wake up on the drive listening to music to pump me up.
Great ideas right? And I’ll start off small and try to make sure for the next couple of weeks I get in one early morning run a week. Once I have that down I’ll up it to two. It’ll be really hard when the snow flies though because getting out of bed on a cold day is pretty brutal.
Let’s talk about my workouts this week, or rather, that one run I did all week.
Monday– 3 mile run
I love the excitement of a new semester and all the new stuff that comes with it, people, teachers, classes but getting into a new routine is tough. Wish me luck!
Any other tips for dragging myself out of bed in the mornings?
On a side note, how GORGEOUS is this full moon rising over my niece and her team playing flag football?