Last week I shared with you my Summer Fitness Schedule, and this week I wanted to talk about active commuting (running, biking) and how to set yourself up for success.
Before I dive in, I’ll be honest and say I haven’t been commuting as much as I’d like. Our forecast calls for rain every day, but it doesn’t say when and I’m not super keen on getting rained on halfway to work and then being wet and cold in the office all day. It’s also Stampede which means I’m falling asleep far later than usual (the fireworks don’t end until about 11:20, so that means I’m falling asleep just before midnight) and in order to make it to work on time, I do need to leave a bit earlier, and I’m opting for sleep over activities for now. Stampede is only 10 days long, so one work week of fewer commutes isn’t going to cause any major problems.
So, anyway, on the days I do run or ride my bike to work, here’s how I set myself up for success.
Decide the Night Before
I’m not a morning person. I’ve been known to stare at a wall while drinking coffee because I’m very much not a morning person.
If I’m going to bike or run to work, I need to make that decision the night before, because trying to get my act together in the morning just isn’t going to happen.
Since my plan is to alternate running and biking, and my running pack is small, I prep all my lunches on Sunday and bring them (and snacks!) with me on Monday.
This also helps with mornings because I have one less thing to do each day.
All I need to do is throw my breakfast in the blender and I can head out the door.
Deciding what to wear is a serious struggle for me. Partly because I haaaaate folding and putting away laundry, and partly because I’m slow in the mornings.
I try to plan my outfits for the week on Sunday evening. I’ll hang them in my closet so all I need to do is grab them and put them in my backpack (this works best if you do it the night before).
Lay Out Workout Clothes
Similar to work clothes, planning my running/cycling clothes the night before helps to get me out the door faster.
Instead of constantly looking for tinted moisturizer, blush, and mascara (my daily routine) I keep extras in my backpack, so I know I won’t leave anything any home and can make myself presentable in the office.
I also carry baby wipes, deodorant, and perfume to ensure I’m not smelly once I arrive at work. Can you imagine the horror of arriving at work without wipes or deodorant?! Yeah, might as well call in sick for that one.Planning to active commute to work? Set yourself up for success! #WildWorkoutWednesday Click To Tweet
Do you active commute? How do you set yourself up for success?
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