I woke up a week ago today and was ready to continue with my running. It was just after 5 AM and before I even made it to the front door, I could hear the wind howling. At that point, I decided that I needed a break. Running was starting to feel like an obligation, and most of my run was spent thinking about stuff I needed to get done regarding the new business. While the running was working perfectly to help me clarify my priorities and organize, I wasn't actually accomplishing any of those priorities. Realizing that and reading this post made me think...
I can afford to take a week off. So I did.
I got a LOT done at the office. Ellie and I are in the process of removing wallpaper (I hate wallpaper) from the walls of the treatment rooms and priming/painting the walls. I'm also working on frames to hang new art work in the office. That, along with marketing and meeting as many people as possible in the community, has made the week's spare time fill up quickly!
I feel good about my week off but at the same time have a better appreciation for my time stolen away from work and on my own...on the quiet roads or (the much preferred) trails. So my week off has helped to invigorate my running and my life. Mission accomplished.
Now I'm even more excited to get running and training for Chippewa in late April. Besides...there will be a bunch of people there that only know me through this website and will be meeting me for the first time...I've got to run at least half-way decent!
Tomorrow I'll be up early again and excited to run. No headphones. No real goal pace. No Garmin. Just run.
Okay, who am I kidding--I'll be wearing my 405.