Thursday, February 28, 2013

Timing is Everything

Hello y'all! I have been asked in the past how I juggle work, my personal life and running. There's no magical equation for this (I wish there would be!). I mean, if you want to get technical, the equation for time exists:

 
 
But what I'm talking about is a little bit different. It all boils down to TIME MANAGEMENT. I must admit, that this could be a form of art sometimes...And it's not always easy...
 
 
 
 
But, all you need to do is:
 
A. Create a plan
 
B. Prioritize accordingly
 
C. Stay consistent with the plan
 
D. Keep yourself motivated by establishing goals
 
 
E. And, JUST DO IT 

 
 
 
 
 
For example, this week I'm scheduled to work 50 hours and my estimated running mileage for the week is 80 miles. I usually get to bed at 8:00 am and I wake up by 3:00 pm. By 3:30 pm, I'm off on my run, which could last between 1 to 1.5 hours. Then I go to work. If I need to add extra mileage on a day, I'll do a "double" run in one day. This means I'll run before work and during work.
 
Running bag and work boots =)
 
 
So when do I prepare my meals for work? On my day off I'll take about 2 hours and cook all my food for the week!
 
And when do I see hubby? I usually spend time with him before leaving to work and for a little bit when I get home from work.
 
Truth be told that a bit of sacrifice is given during marathon season. This usually means that I won't be partying like a true Miamian, but it's only for a season and then the rewards are reaped!!
 
 
So my friends, get out there and JUST DO IT!!
 
What do you enjoy doing on your down-time??
 
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you Mrs. Cooper!! And I also admire women like yourself!! I hope all is well :)

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