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Need a kick in the butt and tough love for am workout!

Hey gang.....

 Monday I begin a 16 training program for the NYC Marathon and Im doing it with Team Fox raising money and awareness for Parkinson's Disease- my dad has PD and so do my aunt and cousin...its summer so its HOT and I need to log my training runs in the morning before work BUT Im so not a morning person.  Anyone out there have a good strategy for getting their butts out of bed in the morning for a workout?  I know I have to do it but then I hit snooze and run after work in the blazing heat...Im good with tough love so lay it on me!!!

Re: Need a kick in the butt and tough love for am workout!

  • I put my phone/alarm clock in another room in my house, so I HAVE to get up to turn it off. I'll put my workout clothes right next to my alarm, so I can get dressed as soon as I turn off my alarm (and not be tempted to go back to bed). I will get my breakfast ready the night before. Like I will set out my fruit and/or granola bar, with my container for water.


  • When I finally decided to get serious about waking up early every morning, I downloaded a new alarm tone that I had never used before. I've trained myself to get out of bed the moment I hear that tone. I haven't allowed myself to hit snooze with it yet, & I think that is the only way I manage to get up at 6:15 every morning. 

     Best of luck! 

  • My motivation only works if you have a toddler, lol. I always get out of bed early so I can have my quiet 'me' time to eat breakfast, work out and do a few chores before my wild man rolls out of bed. My favorite time of day! I'm impressed with your marathon training! way to go! The most I've ever done is a 1/2 and it was in Feb so I didn't do too much super hot weather training.
    IAmPregnant Ticker
  • I always have my phone on my nightstand and for a while what worked for me was to grab the phone an just look at instragram for a bit...I follow some rather fit people on there and it would guilt me into getting out of bed.  However, my more recent addition of candy crush to my phone has hampered my efforts at getting out of bed as early as I would like!
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