It's a lie. My brain has it figured out. I can't fool it. No matter what tricks I try, I can somehow never find a way to fool myself into thinking that waking up early and getting out of my warm, cozy bed to go and run is a good idea.
And I LIKE running. Love it actually.
But apparently, I love sleeping more.
Nope. Can't do it. And the thing is I want to do it. I want to go out and meet new running friends. Try new running trails. Find other people to discuss all things running with. My friends and family and co-workers are sick of listening to me.
And yet, despite going to bed early, setting two alarms, and even having a friend drunkenly text me at 4:45 am... I still couldn't bring myself to get my feet out from underneath the comforter. I lay there, arguing with myself...
"Come on, you lazy ass... Get up. Go run! You told people you were going."
"Yeah, I know.... But... Bed... So comfy... And warm..."
"Come on! Let's do this. You're gonna regret it if you don't go."
"But I can always run tonight... I like running at night... And then I can sleep now... and I like sleeping now..."
So you can see, morning my is a pretty much a petulant small child. One with whom logic and reasoning do not work.
And honestly, this isn't anything new. I've tried numerous times to convince myself to get up early and go running. Or go to the gym. And everytime, without fail, I find myself re-setting the alarm and curling back up for another hour of sleep.
7 Simple Steps to Being a Morning Workout Person, you say? Seven steps is too many. Unless one of those steps is to start calling evenings mornings. But that just gets confusing.
So I say No. No to morning workouts. They help wake you up and get you going in the morning? That's nice. So does being well rested.
They kickstart your metabolism for the rest of the day? Meh, I'm ok. I think I'll pass.
So I'm making a stand against the morning workout. And I think all my fellow night-owls should stand up. Raise your voice and proclaim to the world that you are PROUD to work out in the evening. Reject the myth that morning workouts are better than night workouts.
ALL WORKOUTS ARE CREATED EQUAL!
Well, ok, that's not true... :) But the time of day doesn't matter. So long as you do the work!