First things first. Let kick today’s post off with my recap of last week’s workouts:
Monday: 3 miles speed work + HIIT workout.
Tuesday: 4 mile run.
Thursday: Workout fail.
Friday: Another workout fail.
Saturday: 7 mile run (with some walking)
Sunday: Third workout fail of the week.
You may or may not have noticed a pattern emerging over the past several weeks with my workouts. They’ve been significantly decreased in both the amount I workout in the week and the intensity/duration of my runs. That fact really bothers me (and simply isn’t acceptable) which brings me to the 2nd part of today’s post: The Beginning of the End.
June will be Noshing on Asphalt’s last month. This isn’t a decision that I’ve come to lightly; I’ve actually been contemplating this for several months now. I fought the idea for a while because I feel like a have a responsibility to you, my lovely readers, but the truth is that I have some personal things going on in my life that need my attention. (Don’t worry, nothing’s wrong with me; I’m not sick or anything.)
I’ve been trying to juggle things but I keep coming up short. I don’t have enough time to get things done and it’s been putting a strain on me emotionally and now physically. The only thing that I can do to create more time is reduce my hobbies and I’m not willing to nix the workouts – especially with training for marathon #3 starting soon. The time I spend running helps me clear my mind. It’s my time to be selfish, to problem solve, to chat with my girlfriends. Basically, running/working out is my sanity.
When I started Noshing on Asphalt (my first post almost exactly a year ago) it was a way for me to keep my family and friends updated with training for my first marathon which I was running in memory of my brother. I didn’t anticipate my little slice of the blog world growing the way it did but I have enjoyed every minute of it! I’ve met some amazing people, worked with some great companies and really have learned a lot about myself.
I can honestly say I’ve pushed myself harder this past year then I have any other year of my life. I’ve enjoyed shattering barriers and pushing past my limits. Your constant motivation and encouragement has been a huge part of my growth. Whether you realize it or not, you held me accountable for the goals I set.
The next few weeks you can still expect my usual Monday, Wednesday, Friday ramblings but Wednesday the 26th will be my last one. I don’t know if it will be the last Noshing on Asphalt post forever, but at least it is for the foreseeable future.
Question: Do you ever find yourself struggling to balance things?