6. Find a Running Buddy
It is great to find a running partner since it obligates you to keep with the plan. Try recruiting a friend or family member to run with you, even alternating days with different partners. If you enjoy running in packs, you can find or start a running group through social networks such as Meetup or Facebook.
However, when picking up a partner, make sure to find someone who has the same fitness level because it could be embarrassing for the slower partner and frustrating for the faster one if you and your partner don’t match up. Don’t let exercise get in the way of a good friendship.
7. Plan and Change Your Route Regularly
If you are not fully in the morning spirit, the worst thing is to run the same course every morning. That may add to the ennui you are already feeling. To make things more comfortable, plan your morning run the night before and determine how far and how long you are going to run.
You can use Google Maps to map a route in advance and find new landmarks to visit or even hills to conquer. There are several mapping apps you can download onto your mobile phone that provides details of a planned route. The more you keep things fresh, the more enjoyable the morning running will be.
8. Eat Smart
It is not good to run on an empty stomach. After a long sleep at night, you are in a fasted state. If you head out the door without having eaten anything, you might feel weak and nauseated.
You may convince yourself that you are not made for morning runs but the real problem is that you are not feeding yourself properly. Instead of heading straight for the door, take a little time to grab some quick energy foods like a banana, slice of toast with peanut butter, or breakfast bar. Eating the right foods will help you not to risk overeating and feeling ill.