When life gets in the way of running, well it sucks!
I’m back at it after 3 weeks totally off with hip tendinitis, a week where I only worked out 2 days because of travel, and another week where I only worked out two days because of a horrid sinus infection.
Well, what does that all mean?
In the last 5 weeks I have only worked out 4 days total.
Which is crazy because I usually work out 6 days a week 5 days a week if I am honest. (I tend to always nap through one.)
I am now trying to get back on track which is harder than I thought because I am crazy busy with a full time job, a part-time job, and starting my own social media/blog coaching services, which is going fabulously well, but makes for job number 3. On top of all that trying to find time to work out has been tricky. I feel like I come straight home from my full time job, sit down at my computer, and work on both part-time jobs all night. Then next thing I know it is super late, I am up past my bedtime, and I still have not gotten a workout in.
Am I confessing this so you’ll feel sorry for me? Heck no.
I am saying this because I know that other people go through periods where they struggle. Times when they just feel like they cannot fit it all in and their workouts suffer. I want you to know that you are not alone and that it happens to us all.
So. what now?
Well things with my new social media/blog coaching services will calm down a bit in about 3 weeks, but I cannot keep skipping out and workouts and losing sleep until then. I also cannot have my only two workouts a week be on Saturday and Sunday when I have more time because I don’t have to go to my full time job.
I guess that means that for the next three weeks I plow through even though it can be really tough when life gets in the way of working out. Maybe I don’t work out 5 or 6 days a week, but hopefully I get up to at least 4. Then, in 3 more weeks, at the end of 8 ugly workout weeks, I can get back to normal. Or at least my crazy busy definition of normal and start squeezing more workouts back in.
Will 2 months of almost no workouts hurt my half marathon PR chances?
Yep, and I must admit this sucks after I set awesome PRs this summer and was having some great long runs.
Is 2 months of crappy workouts, a crazy schedule, and no sleep worth it to start my own social media/blog coaching services?
Darn right it is!
Let me know –
How do you find ways to squeeze it all in when you barely have time to sleep?
Please let me know I am not the only one this happens to.