And I want to. Really, I do. I love running. I enjoy getting out in the fresh air, away from social media, work, house chores, and other obligations. Running is when I find a lot of mental clarity and push out a lot of other emotions. It's one form of therapy I employ.
This past week was pretty good. I ran three times. Sure, I only covered six miles. But there have been many months recently that I didn't even log that. So I'm happy with getting out three times in the last week.
My May goal is twice a week, but I'm probably going to try and push beyond that to three times.
The biggest thing is convincing myself I have time. I'm not doing long runs, so it's not like I need a whole afternoon. Most of the time, even a half hour will do the trick. On Tuesday, for example, I got home just before 4 p.m. I changed into running clothes, did a short warm-up (walked to the trail, basically), ran two miles, and then a short cool down. I was showered and sitting down at my computer just before 5 p.m. An hour. That's all I needed to get in a decent run AND get cleaned up. I could probably cut that in half if I just want to get in a quick mile.
How do you convince yourself to work out when you're tight on time?
Last week's workouts
Sunday - Off
Monday - Total Cardio Xtreme
Tuesday - Booty Camp Class + Core + 2-mile run
Wednesday - Tabata
Thursday - Barre/Cardio Class
Friday - Arms + 1-mile run
Saturday - 1.5-mile walk/run (I really wanted to run, but my legs did not.)
I mentioned on Thursday that I'm feeling more motivated to work out. This proves it!!
As always, be sure to check out Sunday Sweats posts from Holly and Christy.