Lots of busy days recently. I’ve been frantically at work on the anthology I’m co-editing with my friend Susan Tive. What a privilege it’s been to read the stories of women who have grappled with issues of faith and religion! But editing takes a lot of time and it seems the only other thing I’ve been able to fit in is running.
Running is a must during busy times. It brings me back to center and helps me set aside my “to do” list for a time. Today my list looks like this:
1. Edit piece number 1
2. Edit piece number 2
3. Contact someone about dog-sitting
4. Edit piece number 3
7. Call grandma
8. Edit piece number 4
9. Do billing for counseling business
10. Write blog entry since you haven’t done so in almost a month
As you can see, I’m getting to number ten, but I’ve only gotten to one of the stories I needed to edit. Everything takes longer than you think it should. And I haven’t gotten out for my run yet today.
Even with all this busyness, though, I’ve faithfully been training for my next marathon. Bill and I will be doing the Estes Park Marathon in Colorado! And I can’t wait to get outside in the fresh (albeit thin) air and breathe. And breathe.
To all of you who find yourselves in busy or stressful times: Don’t forget to do what makes you calm and gives you clarity. Even in the hardest, darkest, or craziest moments, there is peace of mind available.
Don’t I know business! It’s been such a long week! I’m glad it was a taper week, otherwise it would have been such a low week for mileage regardless. I’ll update NobachingDown on Sunday (I have already started writing my Coeur D’Alene piece) and it sort of details my week. Monday Tuesday and Wednesday were so busy! I get my runs in in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, before I have class (and work) and in the afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday. Regardless though I am up and ready to go by 6 most days. This week was no exception with my runs and a cycling class at 6:30 T&R. I left and didn’t really return for any length of time until the evening, past 8 the first three days of the week, and after 5 yesterday. Today thankfully is a good day for classes and getting home. I had two tests this week which added to the business and getting home late from study sessions.
However, some thoughts that I have had this week, and what’s made me a better runner. Is the structure. Looking at the times where I am the most composed as a runner, getting in my workouts that are needed are when I have the least amount of time to do them. I’ve realized it’s because I need to be structured to a certain extent. The more structure that my schooling has, the more structured my runs become. It’s a great observation to make, and a definite blog post in the future.
Anyways good luck in Colorado! Cannot wait to hear how it goes for Bill and yourself! Cannot wait to meet up again!