Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Not selfish enough? Or just lazy?

I'm mostly on my minimal training plan, but I want to tighten it up this week. After school lets out, there's only a limited amount of daylight (thank goodness it's a little more each day) and there are so many other things that creep in and take up my time. So things that I love, some that I've volunteered for, and some that I'm just stuck with.

It's just really hard for me to be selfish enough with my time to claim my time for workouts. I don't know of anyone else in my day-to-day life here that works out regularly. In this, the most unhealthy county of the 100 in North Carolina, it is not normal to have a fitness regime. I feel like many people here see working out as kind of a luxury or a waste of time just for people who don't have enough to spend their time/money on. By going out for a run, it looks like I'm putting it as a greater priority than my job, family, house, and all the other 100 other things I've got going on.

Obviously, in reality, I function so, so, so much better in all those other aspects of my life when I get in my runs and am healthy and active. It's just a little frustrating here to feel like you have to defend that.

Anyway, I'm rambling and whining, and those are two things I try to avoid. And honestly, I'm not a great model for physical health anyway (some of those missed workouts are just due to pure laziness and my diet has been one big junkfest lately), so I really shouldn't complain. Just wondering if anyone else ever feels this way.


  1. I can totally relate to how you feel. My goal is to get at least 3 runs in during the week. Sometimes, that doesn't happen. Life is busy and I'm not one to wake up EVERY morning to run on the treadmill...lol I think you are doing an awesome job! :0)

  2. Life, unfortunately, do happen. You can't help it. So, just go for a good run whenever you can, whenever you need it. :)
    Don't feel too bad about complaining either. :)

  3. Life totally happens, sometimes.

    But, if I don't take that time for myself every day, then I am not as good at everything else I am doing.

  4. My resolution this year was to not feel like a selfish person for making time to exercise. I am putting my swim/bike/run times in my calendar and trying my best to treat them like work appts that *cannot* be rescheduled.

    PS - I found your blog from Lace It Up and Run :-)

  5. Good grief, I could have written this post. But, I think we have to carve out a little bit of time for ourselves.... or we're not good for the people around us. At least, that's what I'm telling myself every day.