I’ve taken far too much time off. And we all know: The more time you take off, the harder it is to get back in the game.
I kind of gave up running there for a while and started doing CrossFit.
Then summer came and I kind of gave up CrossFit (there’s no childcare available).
Then July came and I kind of gave up everything else, too.
Then I realized that I still had 7 races to get in to complete 13 in 2013.
Then I signed up for 4 races that I’ll finish in August and September.
Then I thought, “Gee…if I’m going to do 4 races in August and September, then maybe I should start running again”.
I’m smart, yes?
So, I’ve run twice this week. I didn’t want to tax myself too much.
And, in a few weeks the kids will be going back to school which means I can get my butt to CrossFit again.
To sum up:
- I was doing some stuff.
- I stopped doing stuff.
- I started doing stuff again.
On the one hand, not taking myself too seriously leads to a lot of wasting time.
On the other, I’m filled with almost no guilt when I’ve fallen off the wagon and very little ego when I climb back on again.