It’s ok I haven’t run for 3 days, really.

Breath. Exhale. Repeat.

The good news is I’ve got two days under my belt on my new job. The bad news is I haven’t run for three days.

I am really tying to be all Ekhart Tolle, Zen, Mother Teresa about it but the truth is all I can think about is all the running I’m not doing. It started last week when I began to miss a few days and running was everywhere on Facebook, Twitter and Daily Mile. I was starting to get resentful but have moved beyond that. I’m now ok with my running friends and the miles they are logging with out me. Really I am.

I know it can be done, runners have full time jobs too.They make the time and make it work and I will too, hopefully quickly to preserve what’s left of my sanity.

Working peeps, how do you find the time to run? And do laundry, spend time with kids, shop, cook etc?

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About Anjanette Wiley

Runner, Co-founder @RiverRunClub, vegetarian, being ladylike is not my forte.

Posted on February 9, 2010, in half marathon, Half Marathon Training, Raleigh Runners, running and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Finding time to run for working mothers is challenging. Especially if you husband has irregular hours or travels. I have had to carve out periods of time that work for me. Early morning when it’s lighter earlier, straight after work before heading home sometimes and recently the evening run. I let the housework suffer-it’s not super important to me anyway. Meals…can be challenging, plan ahead-know what you want to have for the week. Get everyone to chip in where they can and make time for yourself-it seems selfish sometimes, but it’s so IMPORTANT!!!!! You’ll do great!

  2. I work my own schedule so it is different from the 9-5 job. Yet, with running kids here and there, I also end up trying to figure it out. I have found thillbilly is right – early morning, especially if you have somewhere safe and warm to run; indoor running, as much as I hate the treadmill; later evening or possibly even dark running. It will get easier as the days get longer.

    Planning is the key! When I was going to stay in Buffalo overnight, I took my running gear and was going to hit the health area at the hotel.

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