This one is still important to me but not yet achieved.
Having just come back from a run, I enjoyed the buzz of the endorphines, the sights of my neighbourhood, not to mention the self condemnation of my spare tyre!! Basically i love running, but I don’t run.
Maybe this could form part of a morning routine?
This is easier said than done, because when you wake up in the morning, the last thing you want to do is leave your warm comfy bed and take your still asleep relaxed muscles out for some hard pounding on the pavements!!
This is why, I think I will take it slow on these runs. Softly build myself up to it. no sprints, no heavy footedness. good form, and tread lightly.
I am quite intriged about Chi Running and POSE. I think if I get the right form this could become a constant in my life. If I don’t it wont be sustainable. 15 months ago
i remember listening to an anthony robbins cd a few years ago which evangelised about an ‘hour of power’. wake up in the morning and go for a run. say affirmations or do some reading meditation etc. well it all sounded great but I never really did that. well save for one occassion when I LEAPED out of bed and nearly frightend my girlfriend to death. :)
That said, this week i recieved the P90x dvds and the programme requires quite a bit of commitment. 3 months of training every day for about an hour. well suffice to say i wont be gyming it during this period so i’ll save time there, i am considering doing the programme first thing in the morning…
now i’m not sure how it will work with breakfast – before or after? But this can be my version of the hour of power – the perfect way to set up my day :) 23 months ago
after a conversation with my girlfriend, i drafted a list of rules/guidelines to help me to stay focused and on track in the morning but also during the day. The first iteration is as follows but i expect this will change:
1. iron clothes for work the nite before (damn I need to do this tonite!! :))
2. Prepare my bag with everything i need for instance gym clothes.
3. ensure keys and wallet are in their home so there are no frantic searches in the morning.
4. Bed by 11.30
5. Up by 7.30. Snooze button is banned.
6. Write goals and plan for the week and record this so it is visable during the week. maybe stuck on door.
7. Tidy up 5 items each morning. eg socks on the floor – count each one outloud (i’m a bit nuts like that).
8. Gym x2 a week. Check these off.
The next job is to print this list off – maybe listed more concisely and put it in a prominent place in my bedroom. 2 years ago