I know I haven't blogged in a while, but don't worry, I'm back at it. You guys might have guessed why, my life has been pretty hectic lately. What with training for a marathon and running 30+ miles a week + fundraising + work getting busier + attempting to have a social / personal life, it's safe to say I've been pretty sucked for time. It can be tough to add something that's so time consuming to an already busy schedule but I have learned some tips and tricks to make it work.
For starters, my mornings are key: It's not exactly fun to wake up at 4:30 - 5:00 am pretty much everyday to go on a 5-10 mile run but getting it out of the way that early makes everyday so much better. It means that when I've had a long day at work, I don't have to worry about spending another hour running when I'm already exhausted.
Using your schedule to it's advantage: Another thing I've done throughout my marathon training is to use my existing schedule to work in my marathon training. I've always had Saturday mornings to myself and so I've reserved that day for most of my long runs which can last anywhere from 2-4 hours. Plus this leaves my Sunday, which were lazy days before my marathon training began, to be my rest day. Which brings me to my next point...
Take rest days: It's so so SO important to take rest days throughout your training. I've learned this the hard way by overdoing it and being too sore to get through my long runs at a decent pace a few times throughout my training. I've been better lately about listening to my body.
Sometimes, you just gotta say no: I've had to turn down a lot of tempting offers during my training because I had a run in the morning. I've pretty much cut alcoholic beverages completely out of my life (which sucks but running is way more important to me) and I've hardly gone out at all in the last few months so that I could get the sleep I need to get me through my runs.
PRIORITIZE: Not everything you want to get done is ever going to get done. It's so important to prioritize the most important things that you need to get done. I've made it a point to make sure I get at least 3 social media posts for my fundraiser a week and if some weeks I get more great out there great but 3 is the priority. The reason I haven't blogged in a while is because I've found my social media posts and e-newsletters are much more of higher priority.
Anyways, I promise to be better about prioritizing my time and getting the blog back in action. Thanks for hanging in there everyone!
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I'm only $1,158.75 away from my goal with 5 weeks to go!