Yesterday I woke up at 4:00am on the button. Wide awake. Normally that would be ok, but unfortunately the night before I didn’t get to sleep until after 11 and the night before that I was up until past midnight and also got up at 4:00am. Bummer for me.
Running an early morning boot camp program does not allow me the opportunity to hit snooze or to turn off my alarm if I can’t sleep. Even on the days that I don’t teach, I will still wake up at 5am, not matter what time I went to bed.
And it’s not because I think I’m all badass or one of those crazy CEO’s who often boast that they only need 4 hours of sleep. I love sleep. I covet sleep. But the fact of the matter is that no matter how tired I am, an extra 15 minutes or a few touches on the snooze bar won’t really help.
But what I’ve found is that it does help to get up and move. Shake out the cobwebs, get the brain engaged. Move. Breathe. Your day will get much better, I promise. And when you lay your weary head on the pillow at night, you will sleep like a baby.
Now go run!