Failing to get enough sleep isn’t the only way you can sabotage your plans to start a morning running routine. Another potential problem: not being prepared when you get up. Having to scramble around the house to find your running gear—including your clothes, shoes and accessories (such as a music player)—can reduce the time you have for your run. It may even be enough to prevent you from running at all.
To avoid this problem, get everything ready the night before. Pick the running clothes and shoes that match the morning’s weather and have your accessories ready to go, too. Ideally, you’re out running around the neighborhood as quickly and easily as possible.