Phase 4 completed with another morning run - Couch to 5K

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Phase 4 completed with another morning run

IgaT
IgaTGraduate

Hi family,

me vs alarm clock (4:0) - but it's fighting hard, I finally got out there at 5.40am.

This morning my body woke up, but not my brain. I wasn't thinking almost at all. I realized that running became a little bit easier. I don't sweat so much, but it's probably because I'm freezing cold and I still couldn't feel my tights.

Is waking up early in the morning ever getting easier? Or it will be always a neverending war with huge battles that are won just about?

I am happy fo finish week 4 and kin of curious how my body react to the next week challenge.

Happy running!

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Tbae
TbaeGraduate

You will be good.You have got this.Gremlins do not like running.RSPSPE🤔Relax,Start Positive,Stay Positive,Enjoy. Not RSPCA, that’s for your dog.🤔😄Slow and steady and slower when required.👏👏

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Tbae

The running part is good, the waking up part is the hardest bit.

Tbae
TbaeGraduate in reply to IgaT

That is positive.You will get your reward/return from your running.Think about how Newbie shift persons soon cope and some do not run.🤔👏👏

Pc59
Pc59Graduate

O well done you! I would struggle at that time in the morning especially at this time of the year!! Mind you a run fair sets you up for a great day!!! Onwards & upwards to week5😊😊

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Pc59

Indeed, every morning start so much better. Even going to work seems bearable :P

Pc59
Pc59Graduate in reply to IgaT

Thats the power of running! Worth it to make up for work!! 😊

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Pc59

I really liked running after work to clear my head and relax, prepare for the rest of the day, but life / tiredness / chores / laziness were coming in the way too often.

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Morning lovely Iga. Another super run completed, fabulous.

Hopefully by being out there early you managed to beat the snow❄️❄️❄️

I think you are right about not over thinking things!

My son gets up really early every day. 5 am usually, then an hour of yoga and meditation, out for a run or a walk. Back for breakfast by about 7.30. It’s a routine he now has had for a couple of years, so I think getting up early must become a mindset eventually.

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Yoga, mediation, run... WOW! I'm speechless! Well done him.

I will stay and do my best to keep up with running ;)

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to IgaT

You will do it! It will be much easier on spring and summer mornings x

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Hopefully ;)

I will probably face one more challenge - rain. Overcoming obstacles makes us better, stronger, and with higher self confidence :)

I still think 5 o’clock is only an evening time.... so truly you are a star getting up then.

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Jancanrun

You're partially right. I remember too well times when I was or still at the party or learning to exams at that time of the night :P

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Jancanrun

I used to say anyting pre 5 was still night... oh well, these days the alarm goes off at 4.45 🤣 just means I want to go to bed at 8! 🤣😂

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Alarm clock at 4.45am ?! We have a winner of waking up early!!!

I think my alarm clock would show me middle finger if I tried to set it up so early :P

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to IgaT

The awful thing is I still often wake up 15 mins early just to add insult to injury! 😞

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Oh my :( That's not good.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to IgaT

Ah well, there's worse things in life. I just have extra 15 mins in the bath 🤣

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Well done👍 getting up early does get easier but it takes a while for your body clock to reset in that mode. If you're getting to bed early enough it will be quicker 😁

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