Sleep and 5 Other Reasons I don’t Blog or Do Much Of Anything Else5
March 12, 2012 by CJ
The more I want to write the more excuses I have for not writing. Just the same for running. The more I want to run, the more I don’t. When I started this blog I had visions of writing so much that I would have to force myself to take breaks. I knew I’d be knocking off all these things on my list, so much so I’d have to add to my list and change my blog to 60 things or 70 things…
A few of the things that keep me from blogging:
- Children-which make me so tired I then must sleep
- Work-another thing that makes me want to sleep
- Reading- what I do before I sleep
- Television-helps lull me to sleep
- Drinking- not that it’s a habit or anything like that, but it definitely aids in putting me in sleep mode
The other day I realized my first race for 2012 was quickly approaching. I felt ill prepared for my first 5k of the year. I felt that was odd since I had been running at least 3 times per week. Then I checked my running log (the daily miles link on the right there). Up until this past week, I had only been running 2 days per week, just how delusional am I? That list above, that keeps me from blogging-yup, same exact reasons why I haven’t been running more. I’m going a little crazy now. I’ve signed up and paid to run two 10k’s and one 10 miler and I am currently struggling to get through 3 miles. Not even 3.1, I barely survived 3.07 this past Sunday! UGH!!!!
How do I change these 2 things? Write more. Actually, that’s not all that true. I write quite a bit. What I don’t do is post. I have a ton of drafts, I don’t need to write anymore, I need to 1. Complete what I begin and 2. Post. My running problem. That can only be fixed with more running. As much as I don’t think I have the energy or the time, I’m going to have to push myself. That’s why I signed up for those
stupid races to begin with, to push myself. Maybe I can get myself up to 4 days a week…maybe.
For now, I am going to post this, get to bed early and I’m going running in the morning. One day at a time…
I so understand…after a long day at work the last thing I want to do is face another screen and keyboard….
I’m with you. I like sleep a little too much! 🙂 When it comes to the running, I would say don’t sweat it (literally). Pushing yourself is great, but not if it makes you unhappy, and not if it turns running into a chore! Train as much as you can; if that’s only once or twice a week, so be it. You can always run/walk your race. When I start to freak out about a run, I like to go to Cool Running and take a look at last year’s results from the runs I’ve signed up for. Gives me a good idea of the pace I need to shoot for, even if I end up walking the second half! I hope it all falls into place for you and you start having fun with it again. 🙂
You are soo right. I’m not going to stress myself out about it. I like the idea of checking out that site. As long as I can run past (or walk by) the old ladies in walkers, and I’m not last I’ll be happy.
Exactly! Believe me, you won’t be last. 🙂
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