Back in the swing of things But Stuck in A Rut
After struggling the week after vacation to get back into the normal routine of work and workouts, last week I at least managed to wrangle my workout schedule along with work. Everything else? Nope.
But I did at least manage to get in 4 runs, which was my goal. I also attempted yoga at home one day instead of heading to class. It was alright, and while I definitely prefer a class environment over at-home workouts, I'd like to try to get some more workouts in at home. We'll see how that goes.
I was so busy last week just trying to get my head back around work that I didn't have time for much else. I can't even really remember much about last week at this point, other than I know I was eyeball deep in work.
I'm feeling sort of stuck right now in this pattern of only having time for work. It's not that I work a ton of hours. I don't. I do work full-time but I'm not pulling 80 hour work weeks most weeks or anything like that. What sucks away my time is our general household schedule. My husband's work travel is on the upswing, which means I'm on my own for much of the week and that means the only things I really have time for are work and squeezing in my workouts (which keep me sane - I'm not giving those up).
And obviously, work is important but it's not everything and it's certainly not what matters most. It is not what I'll look back on in the future and think was the most important thing, and it's not what I'll have regrets about not doing.
That's why I must - some way, somehow - make time for what matters most to me. The people, the activities, the things I want to learn. I need to start doing the things instead of talking about the things.
Truthfully, I'm not entirely sure how to make this happen because of the schedule issues that make it hard for me to do anything I want to do beyond working out - social life/building friendships, creating art - you know, the things that matter. But with every passing week, that's another week of opportunity lost, and I'm becoming increasingly frustrated. Baby steps, I suppose.
But as I try to muddle through figuring all that out, I'm hoping to still maintain some semblance of workout schedule and maybe actually race well again after years of illness, injury, and frustration. So as attempt to stay accountable, my friend Jenn and I decided to start a joint Instagram account to chronicle our running journeys and travels.
We live several states apart (her in PA, me in SC) and have taken several race-cations together, so we thought having an Instagram account to log our training and attempts to stay accountable would be fun. (This is also part of my larger plan to create different types of content on my regular Instagram account - baby steps.)
How was your week? What do you do to get yourself unstuck from ruts?
|Monday||Yoga at home|
|Tuesday||Run - 3 miles (easy)
F45 strength class
|Thursday||Run: 3 miles (easy)|
|Friday||Yoga class||Saturday||Run: 3 miles (easy)|
|Sunday||Run: 6 miles (easy)|
4 runs/15 miles|