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Change of Season Goals

Life is what happens when you are waiting for the perfect time and opportunity to make a plan and institute it. There is no perfect time; the perfect time is now.

My work schedule has changed so that I currently no longer have time during the day Monday through Friday to work out, and that includes going for a walk, going for a run, or doing anything remotely resembling a workout. The closest thing I have are two sets of stairs. I could spend 30 minutes running up and down the stairs in my hallway if I wanted to go back to the classroom all sweaty.

I am not a morning person, and I don’t like group classes-so getting up and driving to the gym twice a week before 6am to participate in 2 cross fit classes is classified as “doing what you have to do.”

Since August I have been struggling to fit in my runs. My free time is divided among my aging mother who is no longer able to drive and lives an hour away, my extra job responsibilities- 2 part time jobs to be exact- to try to make up for my drastic loss of income when I was let go from my previous employer, and other family responsibilities.

Running needs to be planned, however, because of the time needed to fuel, and warm up. You need to plan around daylight hours and route if you are running outside. You need to be prepared for weather conditions. But you also need flexibility of thinking, and that is where I have been resistant. I have a perfectly wonderful treadmill in my basement and that has to be my PLAN B. At this point, as we head into winter waiting for snow, I just need to get moving.

I need to figure it out and make running a priority again. I know I will need to think outside the box and become more flexible.If I wait for my routine to get more settled or if I wait for my life to go back to the way it was before my life will pass me by. I am tired of standing on the sidelines thinking about doing what I love. It is time to make it happen.

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