I just started a new project on Monday and am admittedly a bit overwhelmed. There are dozens of names I need to commit to memory, processes that I need to learn, and coworkers I need to confuse as I duck out for my daily 10 minute “break” with the toilet. (“hey guys, I’m going to go…..call my wife….from the bathroom…don’t come looking for me”) Although, being stressed makes me constipated. Score! 10 more minutes in the day.
While I’ve been working 13 hour days with no end in sight, I still have been getting my runs in. Honestly, I wake up, run, go to work, grab something to eat on the way back to the hotel, eat, and then go to bed. Rinse, repeat. In fact, I’ve only had time to call my wife while I have been in the car. It wasn’t legal talking to her on the phone while in the car, but
- Monday: 5 miles @ 8:15 pace As per schedule
- Tuesday: Rest (hacking up a lung) Couldn’t force myself to run with the burning
when I peein my throat
- Wednesday: 5 miles @ 7:08 overall, 4 @ tempo of 6:55 Run was tough, and I cut it 2 miles short, but I got it done.
- Thursday: 12x400 @ 5:49 pace with 200 recovery in between Solid effort but I cut my cool down a bit short due to time
This week, it has been a struggle to keep up with my life – and honestly a lot of things have fallen between the cracks. Fortunately, running IS a part of my life and I'm willing to do what it takes to make my 2010 running goals a reality. I know that the fact that I am traveling makes putting running as a priority easier, it is still hard to put it ahead of sleep - which this week I have been doing. (and I'm REALLY not sure that I'll be able to make the same decision when I have kiddos.) While my job is the way that I pay my bills, and I love what I do and work very hard to get ahead, it is just something I do between the things are my true passion.
What is YOUR passion? Writing? Running? Photography? Your Family? Work?!?!
I'm no preacher, but I ran across this picture a while ago and it really rings true right now FOR ME. A lot of you are even busier than I am and are still getting in done. And for that, I salute you.