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Too bad there's this work thing getting in the way...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I wish I could find the energy to go running every day after work. By the time I get out of the office, stop by the daycare to pick up the 3 year old, get home, make dinner and eat, I don't feel like doing a damn thing.

I push myself as it is to even stay awake long enough to enjoy a little alone time with my hubby (the 3yr old goes to bed at 8:30). I also stay up later when my teen-agers are interested in hanging out with us as well. By the time I'm ready for bed its usually within the range of 10pm-Midnight. The time between dinner and relax time is typcially spent cleaning (non-stop laundry duties) and helping with homework.

In order to have enough time to get ready for work, make breakfast, pack lunches and get the kiddo dressed the next morning I need to be up by 6 a.m. So the thought of getting up early and running isn't exactly realistic either.

So as I sit here in my office, I realize the ONLY real time I have the energy and motivation to go running is mid-day. Around 2:00 or 3:00. Sad part is.... I'm stuck at work at that time. *Sigh*

Maybe I'll figure out a way to put in a leave request for this time each day and see if the "mood" still comes around. Till then, I've got to start going to bed earlier...
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  • ZIPLOCK
    Tonight I forced myself to go running after dinner with my daughters. I didn't feel like it the first half mile, but by the time we were approaching our 2nd mile it was clearly the best decision. We ran 3 miles. I feel good. Now let's see how many nights each week I can do this.
    3397 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/1/2010 7:19:25 PM
  • no profile photo CD5411411
    I joined a gym last winter when it started getting dark so early and went directly from work every day. That way I got my workouts done and didn't have that to do when I got home. We do spend WAY too much valuable time at work. I have actually thought about getting a treadmill for the office to work out on during lunch!!
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    3402 days ago
  • BENSMOM12
    I hear you! I am finding that it's worth it, at least a couple of days during the work week, to get up early and run. It's a really efficient use of exercise time, and I'm always glad I did it. I figure the loss of sleep is offset by how much better I feel the rest of day--but, I'm sometimes able to start my work day (via email and conf calls) from home, and my husband usually covers our son's morning routine, so I have a bit more flexibility. Good luck finding the time!
    3402 days ago
  • ONECOOKIETWO
    Wow, I can completely identify with this problem of not being able to exercise at either end of the day! But being a Supermom is an impossible task - I can't even imagine that assignment...
    3402 days ago
  • -CHUBZ-
    I Know, I know, I KNOW what you mean! I hate work! It gets in the way of my REAL life!!! I was thinking though, that the time change coming up might help with more daylight, more time to run AFTER work, but then I remembered: Then comes snow. I hate snow. Once that snow falls WHATARWEGUNNADOOOOOOOOOOO!?!?!?!
    3402 days ago
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