I remember a time when I could come home from work, unwind for a bit, maybe have a snack then find the perfect time to head out for a run. Hell, I could even drive around finding new routes to explore and run to my heart’s desire.
Those were the days…
I knew when the kids came around that would change. I spent the entire 9 months of my pregnancy prepping. If you haven’t noticed, I’m extremely independent and I like my freedom. When I saw E, I accepted the change and vowed I would make it work. No Excuses…
Two kids later, a couple promotions and a LOT of travel I’m still pledging to myself to make it work but life continues to through more and more my way and to say the challenges are mounting up is an understatement. I’m aware of the fact that I’m complaining a little but I also have a very clear understanding that these challenges, while still challenges are NOTHING compared to some others I know are facing so my perspective is there. I promise. I’m still very grateful for the opportunity to push through these challenges.
Lately it has felt increasingly difficult and I’m frustrated that I’ve had to layoff some of my fitness goals and just be happy that I’m getting it done at all.
I WANT to be on the track working on my speed.
I WANT to be spending hours on Saturday doing long runs and bike rides.
But it’s just not gonna happen like I see it happening. Sometimes growing up sucks and being a big girl comes at a cost. This is where balance doesn’t feel so much like balance.
So I’m hold myself accountable. I am challenging myself to all of you that I WILL find a way however I can. Running is a HUGE part of who I am and it always will be no matter how much of it get to do.
So take the challenge yourself. Stop making excuses…stop “stopping” yourself and start “doing”. Do what you can when you can (#WYCWYC, like Carla says). It’s a great message for a reason.
Are you experiencing anything like this?