I am not generally a morning person, though I have run regularly in the morning in the past. It seemed a lot easier then. But it's been a long time since I have been for a daily morning run before work. What changed was that I realised if I wanted to get back into a regular running pattern, I needed to go in the morning as I usually prefer cross training in the evening.
It was a bit rough in the beginning. I had to get used to getting up early again. I didn't make the decision and then spring into action the next day. It took me a few weeks of waking up early. Once that became easier, I could get up and get out the door. I used to put out my clothes the night before, get dressed, have an espresso and then out the door. It's been interesting! I see a lot of the same people, doggies and runners. It's busy out there!
This week has been particularly hot, so going out first thing, has been a blessing. OK, we did have one overcast day, but that cleared very quickly, and it was back to baking hot temperatures. I even managed to get a few cross training sessions in. And then one evening I had crossfit - with a lot of running. Although it was 6pm, it was still 32*C or rather 89*F. In between all the burpees and other nightmare stuff, there were 4x400m! It was excruciating, and I was ever so slow, but got the job done. I also feel that slowly my fitness is starting to improve. Now all I need to do is be consistent. Today is a cross training day, so one possibility is to run to the gym and do some weights. Tomorrow is a long though, and I don't want lead legs......so let's see what I can invent today.