I know for a lot of people Exercise (especially running) has been an awesome stress reducer and I am in total agreement on this. However; I can't seem to tell my body that when I am trying to get out of bed. My body thinks that sleep is the best stress reducer. I work out at 5am so it is dark and cozy in my bedroom and my body likes it that way...:) I've even had conversations with myself about getting out of bed...mentally running through how easy it would be to get dressed, grab some water and go downstairs...if I go, I can watch XYZ on DVR :) I think I might be going a little crazy? Anyone else deal with this...please say yes and tell me I am normal.
I did 2.3 miles this morning and feel great. I am relaxed and ready to face the day. I would like to take a snapshot in my mind now that my body can register on those days I am trying to talk myself out of it.
How do you get yourselves motivated? Anyone else do workouts super early (it is the only consistent way I can find time and desire to actually get in the workout)?
Also, check out the 500 Mile Challenge comment board. We are thinking about doing a Virtual 5k where we would pick a date and then all post our times. The "winner" would get bragging rights. I am not that fast, but it would be interesting for me to see how everyone's times play out. We are all in different stages of running, but for the most part I think most of us are just short of a year into running (or just getting ready to pass the 1 year mark).