Today I finally succeeded in waking up at 5:00 AM to squeeze in a 5 mile run before work. It could have even been longer if I didn’t have to schedule in time to use a hair straightener and find something clean to wear. I am so proud. I even emailed my friends about it.
The secret lies in repeating over and over -out loud – “I will get up when the alarm clock goes off. I will put on my shoes. I will put on my shirt. I will put in my contacts and I will open up the door to my apartment.” That combined with placing the alarm clock on the other side of the room next to my pile of running gear ready to go seems to do the trick.
I can only hope to repeat this miracle tomorrow morning.
Stay tuned for updates.