This year's running goals have been more a struggle than I anticipated. After a low year in 2011, it seemed a foregone conclusion that it would be easy to bounce back in 2012.
Part of my demotivation is a result of the hot and dry summer. The temperatures have been unbearable during my usual afternoon running times. It's easier said than done for me to wake up early in the morning to log my miles.
Another struggle has been my inability to find balance between running, work, family, house duties and other hobbies. I know there are plenty of you out there who deal with all this and more, but being a newlywed and new homeowner and new work responsibilities this year have been a difficult load to manage.
When I look back on this year, I'll likely see these challenges as trivial. But right now, I'm enduring an adjustment period. Running was the unfortunate casualty.
Wherein our travels are delayed
MCM Mama doesn't care if the game is on, but would rather know more about my work trip: "Where in Wisconsin? Hope you are enjoying some of the local brews!"
Answer: Well, it involved some football stadium.
|The Cleveland Browns would win here 35-10 the next day.|