How To Wake Up For Morning Workouts from @AliOnTheRun1
When setting my alarm each night, I work backward. Take Wednesdays — my earliest days — for example. My workout starts on the Upper East Side at 5:28 AM. That means I need to be in an Uber around 5:05, which means I need to order my Uber around 4:55. (Ubers aren’t as densely populated here in West New York as they are in Manhattan! Sometimes the closest Uber is 10 minutes away; other times there are none available. The horror!) From there, I know I need at least 30 minutes to truly get ready — that includes going to the bathroom 3+ times, getting dressed, brushing my teeth, and then going to the bathroom one more time. That brings us to 4:25. Then I give myself a 5-minute buffer. That’s the period during which I can stay in bed scrolling social media and checking my emails before I have to actually physically get up. And that’s why I wake up at 4:20 on Wednesdays.