It was a great summer, I was off for 50 consecutive days - one of the perks of being a teacher. I was very productive: spent a lot of time with my son, traveled a bit, finished up with my move (and everything that comes with it) and I upped my running…quite a bit.
Most days consisted of 2-a-day runs. Yes, I had all the time in the world for it, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. But, then again, I had time to relax and nap in between the runs. No more.
It’s time to get back to reality. Today, I become a working stiff again.
The challenge will now be to prioritize working, coaching, spending time with my son, getting my running/training in and any other blips that come my way. I’ve got 2 major races on my calendar that I’m focused on: Cactus Rose 50 in October and Rocky Raccoon 100 in February (Rocky is my main focus).
I’m determined to make time to get it all done, and I have a tentative plan: I’m prepared to get up early, really early, and get my runs in first thing. In the past, I used to get up at 4am and run with friends. Today, I have no idea how I was ever able to do that. Nevertheless, I’m going to get back on track (pun intended). Ok...I'm compromising and starting at 5am.
Some days (most, actually) will call for me to run immediately after work at 4:15pm when temps might be scorching. Ni modo.
My weekends will be strictly reserved to complete my long runs. And, yes, I’ll be getting up early for those too.
Let me know if you're up for a 5am run.