How Do You Get Your Day Going?
Your first moves in the morning can set the pace for the entire day. I discovered many years ago that no matter how short rested I am, that if I can just make it to the shower, I will come out of there wide awake and ready to go.
Honolulu Marathon Finish Line - 12-9-1984
When preparing for the Honolulu Marathon many years ago, my training regimen was a 10 mile run before breakfast. To do that required a 5:30 AM alarm. There were many mornings that when the alarm sounded I was tempted to shut it off and go back to sleep. But that wouldn’t prepare me for the 26.2 mile run in December. I found that if I were to just sit on the side of the bed and rub my shoe lubricant into my toes that I didn’t want to get back in bed. I also noticed that after less than 20 minutes of running that I was glad to be out there. By the time an hour of running had elapsed I was as “high as a kite” and loving every step. Crossing the finish line was the ultimate thrill.
No, This Is NOT Me!
Today it’s a trip to the coffee pot and then to the computer. This is followed (most mornings) by a one hour session in the gym. In any case, when the day gets off to a good start it’s easy to sail through the rest of it.
How Do You Kick Start Your Day?