Marathon man Aaron Robinson shares his exercise routine and habit-building tips, all while supporting a charity and snacking on crisps.
The Guardian interviewed Aaron Robinson, a man who has run a marathon a day for 75 consecutive days, about his exercise habits and methods for building resilience. Robinson works for Hope for Justice, a charity dedicated to ending modern slavery and supports victims and has used his daily marathon runs to raise awareness and money for the charity. He starts his runs at 3 am so he can make it to work on time and prepares the night before by charging his phone, head torch, and head camera, packing his energy gels, water, dog snacks, and a packet of crisps, and laying out his running clothes. He says that habit is more powerful than willpower and recommends establishing a routine and setting reminders on your phone to stick to your exercise plan. Robinson also prioritizes sleep and tries to get at least eight hours a night, even if it means going to bed at 7pm. Finally, he notes that eating healthy food is generally better, but he also finds eating crisps is helpful because they replace the sodium lost when sweating.