I frequently find that I do not have enough hours in the day to get done what I want and what needs to be done. Therefore, I am always stealing time from somewhere. I steal time from the sleep column to run. I steal time from work to run or swim. I steal time from my commute by driving verses taking the train so that I can squeeze in a
longer run. I steal time from my family by requesting hubby to do the daycare pickup so that I can squeeze in a run, swim or bike…… Or I sneak out of the house in the early mornings on the weekends to put away some miles before the family is really awake and “active”. There is never enough time but you make time, or steal it if you must, to squeeze in what is important to you. Fitness is either important or it’s not.
Wednesdays are my biggest “time” stealing days. I not only leave work a few minutes early, but I also drive to steal time from my commute, plus hubby does daycare pick up and manages the kids for an hour after he gets home. I love my Wednesday runs, they are my favorite part of the week. It is not normal for me to get out for a group run during the week but I have made it a priority on Wednesday’s and the family has flexed to make it happen each and every week. Thank you, Family! I normally am able to squeeze in 10 miles on Wednesday nights and that really makes my week. I don’t run daily, usually only 3 or 4 days a week, so when I get out I try to make it count.
It’s not easy, you have to make the effort to get in the things that matter to you. How do you steal time from your life to get in those “extra” things to really make it count?
Happy Running, Amanda – TooTallFritz