When the busy seasons hit, learning how to fit in runs becomes a necessary skill. We’ve coasted through the summer with a fairly loose schedule, but now? The tide has turned and we have a much more strict agenda. How do we get through? With just a few simple adjustments!
Make Running A Priority
If running is important to you, then you have to make it a priority. It’s just that simple. Schedule it in, the same way you would carve out time for an appointment or business call.
Switch Up Your Regular Running Time
I’m a morning runner, through and through, but desperate times call for desperate measures. For the moment, I’m setting my alarm about an hour earlier to accommodate saying goodbye and school dropoffs. It’s not ideal, and I don’t love the dark, but it’s a good way to ensure I get my movement in during the day.
Remove The Obstacles
For me, it helps to eliminating all the challenges to getting out the door. I lay out my running clothes by my bed, and put my shoes by the door. If I leave early enough, the pugs are still sleeping so I save some time there. I make sure my peanut butter is ready to go, and I have something to drink before I leave. Preparation is key to my success.
Give Yourself Grace
Things aren’t going to always go as planned. Schedules change. Alarms magically don’t go off. Late night events or early morning meetings pop up. While it can be frustrating, it happens, so it’s best to make the mental space for it and roll with the punches.
When life gets busy, how do you make sure you keep your running and workouts on track?
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