Or what this post should really be called, "how I can better manage my time." I haven't been running like I should be. Working nearly every single night doesn't get me into bed until at least 11, which doesn't bode well for waking up at 5-5:30 to run like I used to. I sleep until 7 until I have to get up to get my husband to work and son to school on time. That means I don't get to run. Maybe it's because I am not following a training schedule. I'm not crossing off days/workouts, so in my head I figure "what's one more day?" Wrong attitude! It also doesn't help that the temperature has been below zero for days on end and I don't/can't have my treadmill in the new house. However, this NEEDS to change next week. Training for the Sugarloaf Marathon (my second full) starts on Monday!!! I will get up three days a week to run. I don't care if it's cold. I don't care if I'm tired. I need to make running and my well-being a priority. I find myself more irritable than not. Being like that isn't fair to my family.
Also, this blog. Because it's my running blog and I haven't been running a lot, I don't find that I have a lot to talk about or share. I'm hoping that once marathon training begins, I'll be motivated to blog on a more regular basis. But I don't really have a lot of time to sit down and write. I used to write in the mid-morning while the boys played, however that time slot has been taken up with working on the house. I am still trying to get the first bedroom finished and it's getting so close! Zeke mentioned today that he hopes his room is done before he grows a mustache. Ha! I'm thinking two weeks, though it will probably be four.
Anyway, sorry if I have been on the negative side with this post or if it sounds like I am just full of excuses. But I started this blog to work through my own thoughts and issues, it just so happens that I share it with the world. Do you have any tips to share on how you stay motivated? I'd love to hear about them.