Some days, it is harder than others to find a balance with work life, home life, and training. Monday was one of those days. I know it may seem like I have all this down to a science, and must days, we balance it all pretty well… but sometimes things go off the rails a little bit, and that is OK.
I had to work later than I wanted yesterday. Meetings run late, or get scheduled at the end-of-day at the last minute. It happens.
Tatum needed to get his kindergarten shots and Steven had to take him to that… which meant I needed to take Bowie to soccer camp because my oldest son was working on a school project.
By the time Bowie and I got back from his practice, it was dark. (So the open water swim I was thinking of tacking on to my training plan got nixed). Steven brought home some fast food dinner so I could grab a bite and then get out the door for a quick run. (My stomach felt queasy and gross for my run. Not good! Probably having a Culver’s burger was a bad plan.)
Yet, I am stubborn. (Let’s call it “relentless.”) I was determined to get my run in, queasy stomach, broken toe, nasty humidity at 8:00 at night. Just yucky. I put on the lightest layers I could find (Oiselle rogas and a halter tank top) and grabbed a Halo band to hold my hair back.
I did repetitive loops at the Baker U campus, which did nothing to feed my soul. Running in circles on a sidewalk is not much fun. But I did pump some good music in my headphones and just concentrated on survival. By the end of my run, I was covered in sweat to the point that it was rolling into my eyes. I think sweat in the eyes is really the worst. I definitely need to bring something different for my hair next time. Maybe I can find my Bondi band wrap thing and try that!
So that was a run I just needed to get done. It was not enjoyable other than I am finally feeling like I can get my planned workouts in. Yet, thankfully with a bunch of juggling, we were able to make it happen. Hoping my juggling skills hold out this week so I can get everything in that I want to do.