Is a crappy run better than no run at all?
When I know I can’t give a run 100% because I’m tired, either physically or mentally, or my body hurts, or I don’t feel well – does it count to just do it anyway? Is any exercise better than no exercise? Is it ever better to just go to bed early and give it a miss or do something that nurtures the soul (for me, reading or quiet meditation or spending some time just talking to my kids) instead of pushing the body?
Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed by the demands of my life. Demands that I put on myself, mostly. Lately I have been feeling like I’m not doing anything well. I can’t keep up with running, I can’t keep up with housework and laundry and groceries and cooking, I can’t keep up with spending time with my friends and family, I hardly ever spend time with my boys outside of an hour or two in the evening (and not even every evening) and no matter what I decide to make a priority that day, it means something is falling lower on the list.
Getting healthy requires a lot of “me” time and lately, I feel like there isn’t enough me to go around, let alone finding time. And this is reflected in my progress lately – pretty much none. I’m holding my own but not doing anything well enough to make a difference. I’m not giving up, but I’m not gaining ground, or losing weight either.
Just thinking out loud. Feel free to chime in.
I know some of you have asked me about the Starbucks Hazel 5K – I will probably do a post at the weekend. I’m still digesting the experience.