I ran 396 miles in March. Jason ran 236. Combined we covered 632 miles in 31 days. If you do that math- that is roughly 20 miles per day. Let’s say we average about an 7:45 pace, so we spent about 2 hour and 35 min per day running. For the entire month of March, this equates to about 4,898 min or 82 hours. Roughly 18.5 hours per week spent running. Sounds like a lot of time, right?
What does our life look like that we can devote so much time to running?
We make time to run. It’s a conscious decision to set your alarm at 5:15am and get your butt out of bed to run. When you come home from a long day of work and you are hungry and tired and full of excuses, we make choices. Those small choices on a daily basis add up to a lot. Everyone all have 24 hours in a day. It’s what you do with those hours that make a difference. Most days we are working 10-15 hour days.
I’ve been working full-time as an accountant for the past 4 years. Having a full time career in finance is extremely full-filling, and I love it. I work the 9-5 grind just like everyone else 😉 In addition to my career, 2 years ago I started my own business as a run coach. I work around the clock every waking hour of the day for my business. It’s my favorite part of the day. Interacting with my athletes and seeing how they are doing is so exciting. I love it! I would easily describe myself as a workaholic. I truly enjoy exhausting myself & giving life my “all”. I have always been really driven. I just have a strong sense that I need to work hard in all aspects of life.
My husband works full time as a teacher. In addition to teaching, he has a year-round part time job at lifetime fitness as a run club coordinator. He is also in graduate school to get his Administrative license. As you can see, we are both very busy, but we still make time to train.
We are homeowners & “dog-parents” 🙂 Our dog even loves to run, so it is just an added bonus.
Next time you are thinking of an excuse to not run- think again.