Happy Tuesday! How are we all dealing with Daylight Savings Time? Personally I hate it. Although I enjoy having more daylight after work, it’s harder to get up in the mornings. I tend to do a bulk of my runs after work, but my weekend runs are always early in the morning. If possible, I prefer to get my run out of the way earlier in the day.
This week’s Tuesday Topic: What are your tips for morning runs? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Lay Out Your Running Clothes
That alarm is going to come fast and furious in the morning! Make your transition from bed to pavement easier but laying out all your clothing and gear the night before. There’s nothing worse than fumbling around trying to find socks and a sports bra while you’re still half asleep! I actually do this for my work clothing too. It just makes the morning easier to navigate.
Wear Reflective Gear
I can’t even count how many times I have seen people running in dark clothing on my drive to work. Luckily our streets are very well lit so I can always see runners, but they should definitely wear brighter clothing! In addition to wearing bright colors or reflective gear, wearing a head light is also great, especially if it’s pitch black when you start you run.
Grab a Running Buddy
Grabbing a running buddy is great for two reasons – accountability and safety. It’s not easy to get up before the sun to run, but knowing that someone is waiting for you will help you get your butt out the door 🙂 Also, it’s always better to be safe and run with a friend. It’s a shame that we have to think about safety so much while doing our runs but unfortunately that’s the world we live in now.
Tell me: What are your tips for morning running?
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