I know I have blogged about this before and it’s probably really annoying to those who really appreciate an extra hour or two in bed, but I can’t help it; I really love mornings!
The great thing about the morning is that you can get a few extra hours in the day “free of charge”, this extra time can be used for running, blogging, swimming, taking time over breakfast etc etc.
I think the barrier is that moment when the alarm goes off and your body is just crying out to stay in the warm bed and to go back to sleep. The trick is to acclimatise yourself to break through that feeling, drag yourself up and get on with it. I know to go out running on a dark, cold, wet winters morning at 5 AM when you are snug in bed is a tough thing to make your body do. The thing is that if you can force yourself to do it once or twice, you can experience how good it feels when you are warmed-up and under-way.
A slightly less traumatic experience is to (as I did today), drive to the gym, which is quite a nice environment and they have luxuries like a sauna and jacuzzi and you can get coffee and stuff.
I think I will get up early again tomorrow because I want to go swimming (since I’m not running) and its going to be a clear morning, with an expected sighting of the International Space Station (ISS) at 5:55 AM, and I might try and get a time-lapse photograph (I saw a video on the BBC web site on how to do it). Another great reason to get up early and make more time to enjoy the day.