I went for a run this morning.  

 I am not usually a morning person, but last night, before I went to sleep, I read that the trick to getting up early is to set your alarm 10-15 minutes earlier everyday and 
 s l o w l y ease yourself into a routine.  

 So, after a long Easter weekend of 10:30am wake-ups without any alarm, I set mine for 6am and decided to give it a go…  

 I did the whole: ‘stretch your arms wide and greet the world’ thing and then hauled myself out of bed at 6:04am. I’d slept with earplugs in - I’m a light sleeper- and was only just woken by my alarm - Alan Pownall crooning his acoustic rendition of 'Colourful Day’ to me. I then drank a glass of water to rehydrate - as was advised on the 'how to wake up early’ post. See here:  http://zenhabits.net/early/  

 I had a good breakfast of fruit and fibre and a cup of green tea whilst making my lunch for later on - a hearty salad and jacket spud before a fast paced walk to the gym to pound the treadmill. 

 All in all, I managed to run a sweaty 3 miles in 13 minutes 47 seconds, averaging 4'35 a mile. Whatever that means… I’m not even sure whether my time is good or not? Are any of you keen runners who would know this sort of stuff? Thank you. 

 The sun is shining this morning on my way into work, maybe spring IS on the way? Maybe I’ll do a bit of running outside soon? Waking up early definitely has it’s perks. I feel less rushed, awake, I’ve eaten breakfast and even had time for a post-workout coffee. Nice.

I went for a run this morning.

I am not usually a morning person, but last night, before I went to sleep, I read that the trick to getting up early is to set your alarm 10-15 minutes earlier everyday and
s l o w l y ease yourself into a routine.

So, after a long Easter weekend of 10:30am wake-ups without any alarm, I set mine for 6am and decided to give it a go…

I did the whole: ‘stretch your arms wide and greet the world’ thing and then hauled myself out of bed at 6:04am. I’d slept with earplugs in - I’m a light sleeper- and was only just woken by my alarm - Alan Pownall crooning his acoustic rendition of 'Colourful Day’ to me. I then drank a glass of water to rehydrate - as was advised on the 'how to wake up early’ post. See here: http://zenhabits.net/early/

I had a good breakfast of fruit and fibre and a cup of green tea whilst making my lunch for later on - a hearty salad and jacket spud before a fast paced walk to the gym to pound the treadmill.

All in all, I managed to run a sweaty 3 miles in 13 minutes 47 seconds, averaging 4'35 a mile. Whatever that means… I’m not even sure whether my time is good or not? Are any of you keen runners who would know this sort of stuff? Thank you.

The sun is shining this morning on my way into work, maybe spring IS on the way? Maybe I’ll do a bit of running outside soon? Waking up early definitely has it’s perks. I feel less rushed, awake, I’ve eaten breakfast and even had time for a post-workout coffee. Nice.