Time away from the track has been wonderful but the challenge with time off training, is that now you’re out of the habit.
Just so you know, “morning people” are a myth. Getting up early doesn’t come easily for anyone and once out of the habit – neither does doing the work. Our modern world is a minefield of do’s and do not’s with a thousand reasons to stay in bed, hit the snooze button, remain inactive, skip the oats option and substitue it for sugary muffin goodness.
By the faults of our own human-ness the easy road is convenience and convenience is king.
Running? Only fitness freaks go running or those contestants on the biggest looser.
But how easily will we loose our way – a little bit older, a little bit rounder, a whole new list of excuses to stay in bed. I came across an article in the New York Times recently that rejoiced the fact that obesity rates in children aged 2-5 years old had dropped 43% in the past decade.
Which begets the question how do 2-5 year olds have obesity in the first place? As an adult if you want to eat an sit yourself down long enough to reach obesity then you have negotiated a long decision matrix to get there. Looking at 5 year olds, I have to ask where have we all gone wrong? How do our youngest start in the first few years of life with obesity, which means they are five times more likely to be overweight or obese adults.
My advice for grown ups is the get out of bed, put your feet on the floor and do the work. In a few weeks time you might even catch yourself telling your friends that you are a “morning person”.