Monday, October 8, 2012

TrainingTruths: Squeezing It All In

There is always one week in the month that seems busier than the rest. One where you find yourself rearranging the running schedule to make it all work around soccer games, meetings, and school events. That about sums up the week that I had.

#TrainingTruth: You can't be picky with the weather if you want to get in a run.

Soccer games come first, so my normal Tuesday run became a Wednesday run. By the time I got home from after school meetings, the relatively nice weather of the day had turned back to rain. Grabbed the dog and went out anyway.

#TrainingTruth: Short runs are better than no runs at all.

Open House at school and a rescheduled soccer game meant that I had to bump my normal Thursday afternoon run to Saturday morning. So, instead of running with BRF Daisy, my running partner was my husband. With two races on the weekend schedule, we kept it short.

#TrainingTruth: Sometimes a fun race fills in as one of your missed runs.

Normally I run twice during the week with a long run on Saturday. This week of crazy busy-ness prevented that, but a fun race on Sunday was a great substitute.

How do you deal with busy schedules 
and working out?

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  1. Sometimes weeks are crazy busy and it's hard to squeeze everything in...congrats to you and your dog on the PR!

  2. amen. Ive learned here SQUEEZING it all in is the new normal :)

  3. Definitely making the time to FIT everything in. Planning ahead :)

  4. Making everything fit means flexibility, which isn't always the easiest thing, but it sounds like you have that pretty well taken care of. Like you say at times a race becomes one of your training runs - just happens some times.

  5. right on about the weather.. its dropped into the 30s a bit here at times, just gotta get out there!!

  6. I've come to accept that squeezing it all in is my norm for now! Better than nothing!!

  7. I'll take 30s over rain any day though!

  8. Michelle@Running with AttitudeOctober 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Yep fitting it all in and being flexible about it seems to be the norm around here! Nice job getting it all done...and on your PR with your pup!

  9. Definitely cannot be picky about the weather if you want to run. Great training truth! My training truth for the week - taper will drive everyone in your house crazy, not just the runner. I think they all want me to start drinking.

  10. Flexible schedule and getting out no matter what weather!

  11. So true. We have to work with what we have:)

  12. You and I live by the same training truths! Training Truth #4: Sometimes even a walk/run with the dog counts :)


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