Well, it’s now the weekend! The last weekend before I start my new job as a Health Educator (happy dancing😀). I’m very excited for this opportunity to jump start my career in public health. I worked very hard in grad school, and I am so thrilled I’ll be using my degree!
I have a feeling this upcoming month, my family and I will be trying to get use to my new work schedule. My fiancé already knows he is going to have to lend a hand more often in the kitchen, and cleaning the house. I’ll be leaving my house for work around 6:30AM every morning, and do not expect to be home until around 6 or 6:30PM. Definitely a full day!
The burning question I have for myself is: How am I going to fit running in?
(Blogging, I’ll do on the weekend, so no worries! I’m not going away).
In Graduate School and holding a part time job, I ran on average two times a week. (I though running twice a week was good enough! Ha. Clearly I hadn’t run my first half marathon yet lol). I usually could get in a long run on Saturday morning, but it was during the week days I struggled. After coming home from my job or internships, I would have to cook dinner, clean, be too tired, etc. At the time, I was still new to running, and I had no idea what I was doing with ‘training’. That was half the problem. The other half was having many excuses not to run after work.
Since Graduation in December however, I’ve been job hunting. This means I’ve been able to run whenever my heart desires. I have been spoiled with the time I could spend running each morning. I’ve gotten much faster, and I’ve been really pleased with my progress. I don’t want to fall in the same pattern of not finding enough time to run during week days. I have some big plans next race season for a few half marathons, and I can’t be slacking off. I love Running!
I need advice from my fellow working runners! How do you fit running in your schedule? I would love to hear any tips you have. 👍