I got to work today and was chatting with one of my colleagues about my workout schedule and I was telling her that it needed some adjusting because the fact of the matter is I need friend time off the trail. I mean I often work out with a few of my very close friends in Columbus, they know everything there is to know about me but I like hanging out with them off the trail too. And all of the other friends that I don't work out with? With a weekend that includes two big work outs, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, basically, I will be working out a lot!!!
I kind of freaked out when I realized I was only going to have Saturday and Sunday nights free. Especially since I'll have to make a 4:45 wake-up call on Monday morning. That doesn't really lend itself to participating in evening activities that I enjoy (and are often late nights).
In life we all need balance and because I am a people person and my friends are extremely important to me (my dog too) I need to be sure I have time with them while doing other things I enjoy like concerts, dinner, movies, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, etc. So this means I need to make sure I absolutely have time to do those things. So what to do...
I adjusted my training schedule to make sure I have one weeknight off a week! AND I am committed to doing my Sunday workout when I wake up and not at 7:00 in the morning like originally planned.
Balance is important. Take the time to find it, adjust if needed. After all finding the joy is extremely important and the joy is most frequently present when there is balance.