Fitting In Running

The theme for this week’s running post “Fitting it in.”

Some weeks, running is harder than others to fit in. Work has been really busy these days, and I’ve been up late working nearly every night. So, waking up at 5 a.m. to run before work has been harder and harder.  I was also on a work trip this week, which meant not only working late and not being home, but getting up even earlier if I wanted to run (disclaimer- I did one morning, I didn’t the next). And if I do run, I often only have 30-40 minutes, so I’m not getting in the mileage I’d like.

So, it’s getting harder and harder to find time to run. And instead of getting down on myself, I’m going to look at the positive:

  • I still ran 5 days this week.
  • I ran outside 4 of those 5 days

Am I making excuses? Yes, somewhat. Was this week the worst week I’ve had in running in history? Hardly. But the lack of sleep  is taking its toll, and I need to do something to get more sleep so that I feel not only good to run in the AM, but also whole during the day!

Some questions for you:

  • What does a “good” running week look like to you?
  • How early do you wake up to run?

Double the linkup today! I’m linking up with the weekly wraps and linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs. 

3 thoughts on “Fitting In Running

  1. I remember those days–when my boys were little and it was so hard to fit in a run. I used to get up really early before my husband left for work so I could run. Often, I’d be out there at 5 am. I look back on that and think–how did I do that? I sure don’t have the desire to do that now!

    Hang in there mama! You’re doing great!

  2. But you still got it done! Those days with little ones and work are not easy. I’m always up at 5 to run. The darkness makes it harder though. Any week I can get in all my workouts = a good week in my book.

  3. Running five times with the little kids at home is very impressive! When my kids were young, the only time I could run was on my lunch break…so that’s what I did. I live pretty close to my work (and my kids are grown now) so I can run for an hour if I get up around 5:30. Thanks for linking!

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