When Life Gets in the Way, Find Time to Run
It’s been a day, y’all.
The wife and I got new phones yesterday, which was a pain in the arse in and of itself, and earlier today I realized that my phone wasn’t working.
At least the phone part wasn’t working.
I could send and receive email, check twitter, and find out how cold it was outside, but if I wanted to make a call (and presumably receive a call) or send a text I was out of luck.
And while talking on the phone is something that I’m never in a hurry to do, this was a problem that needed to be solved.
Fast forward 2 hours, and I think my phone might work now, but I’m not passing judgement until the thing actually rings.
I know there is never a good time to try and troubleshoot with customer service for a solid 2 hours, but today was definitely convenient. But what else could I do? So I sat here relaying information, checking sim cards, and basically wasting time hoping I wouldn’t have to go back to the Sprint store again for another 2 years.
It seems like my problem has been solved, but now there is a new problem at hand, I’m not going to get everything done today that I had planned. I needed those 2+ hours in the worst way, and now they are officially gone.
So what am I going to do? I have some errands I need to run this afternoon. I have an appointment this evening. I need to try and get this post up and prep the podcast episode to be released tomorrow. I’ve got a dog that wants to go outside. And I’d like to get a run in.
On the surface, the easiest thing to axe from the list is the run.
But I can’t.
I Must Find Time to Run
I need to run on a regular basis, and when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I need to find time to run even more.
There is something about burning lungs, being soaked with sweat, and having aching legs that allows me to think clearly and become laser focused.
And without question, that improved focus will improve my productivity enough that it will more than make up for the 30 minutes that I take out of the day to go for that run.
It’s Time to Run
I’ve sacrificed my runs more times than I care to admit recently, and last week I vowed I wouldn’t do that any more. Going for a run on a regular basis, no matter how crazy life gets, is something I have to do.
Running for me has become a need, and is no longer simply a want.
And by accepting this truth, I’m able to be more productive than ever.
Thanks for letting me be real with you guys today. But now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go get my running clothes on.
Thumbs up, dude. I hope you rocked that run.
Thanks! Totally did!