The theme this week at the Runner's Lounge Take it and Run Thursday is TIME and BALANCE.
There are SEVERAL things in my life that I balance...I wear so many hats that there are days when I feel like my head will fall off (Sorry bad metaphor). What I have discovered through becoming a 'Runner' is that running gives me the balance that I need.
Yes there are days when I feel guilty that I am leaving my boys and husband for an hour++ to bond with the pavement. Yes I do not always feel pretty or professional at work after sweating for an hour on my lunch break. Yes I give up lunches with my sister because I do not want to miss my training mileage. BUT....What I gain is so much more.
I am an ATHLETE....have been my whole life. I NEED a release of my overactive competitiveness. I NEED to have goals and something to work toward. I NEED something that is just for me, a place where I can have my stats and feel pride for what I have accomplished.
Running has been my answer, my escape, my wonderful aide to my health, fitness and re-discovered confidence in my body and myself. I am a better, Mom, Wife, Friend, Co-worker, etc...because I run. I balance lunch breaks and Saturday mornings because it is what makes me a happier and healthier person. In the end the TIME that I spend creates the BALANCE that I crave in my life.