Those who know me, know that I am a morning person. My morning routine sets the tone for my whole day and makes me feel that I have everything in order- when I actually do not.

I have not always been a morning person, I used to hate the idea of getting up in the morning and would struggle significantly at being productive… until I started running and being active. How I start my morning most definitely influences the rest of my day. My mornings never start after 5am, even on rest days, and it amazing how I feel like I have accomplished so much by 7am.

My morning routine is very simple, and of course, does not only consist of running: I wake up at 5am every morning, pray, drink my immune booster, check social media and exercise.

People ask how I do it every day- in all honesty it is just about being consistent, committed and doing what makes you happy. Of course my routine changes and adapts based on my current life circumstances. On some days I do not feel like it and I have learned to be very mindful of listening to my body during these times. Remember to always do what feels right for you.

written by

Mbalenhle Gumbi

Educational Psychologist from Johannesburg

Age group: 29
Club: Adventist Athletics Club

My Disciplines
Fitness Half Marathon Ultra Marathon Marathon Strength Training

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