This week’s topic is Balancing Running/Training with Work/Life/Family
I struggle with this …a lot.
I work full-time. I don’t have a big family but I do have a lot of friends.
How do you create a balance?
- Be Flexible.
There have been times that I have wanted and preferred to run but things got in the way. I’ve had to run before work
or run during work
or sometimes not run at all.
I’ve had to split my long runs into 2 parts or even 2 days.
If you are training for a big race, then you may have to miss events with your family and/or friends. Of even take a day off from work. (I have.)
- Be organized.
Schedule every run. Think ahead about all events and appointments that you cannot miss. If you have a busy life, runs are never last minute or on the fly.
Happy Running! How you create a balance between running and the rest of your life?