Finding the Balance

Do you also have troubles balancing between work 🧛‍♂️, personal life 🤷🏻‍♂️, and running 🏃🏻‍♂️. Training for runners can be very time consuming and many of us struggle to find that perfect middle between keeping up with our training schedules and being functional members of society. I was often met with bizarre looks 😱 after explaining to my non runner friends that I have to go on a 5 hour training run on Sunday morning in the same time when everyone else is sleeping in 😴. If you feel the same way, here are several runner tips that can help you keep up with your training and still appear to be a normal human being on the surface 🙋🏻‍♂️:

– Schedule your trainings first thing in the morning 🧟‍♂️.Now that the most important part of your day is over you can afford some flexibility in your daily schedule and you can say “yes” to that spontaneous dinner invitation 🍝👍.

– Combine training and commuting 🏃🏻‍♂️🚲. This one is obvious, but often hard to implement in practice. Nevertheless, even if you are not running to work you can still do some cross training by hopping on the old bicycle and brag to your colleagues how environmentally responsible you are 🌎.

– Racing vacations 🌴. Races are places where we can meet with fellow runners 🕺and hopefully harvest the fruits of those early morning workouts. However, canceling the family vacation and bringing your spouse to cheer you up on a race might seem a bit selfish sometimes. So why not compromise and find a race in a desirable holiday location. It’s a win win for both of you 💏. Pro tip: Just remember to schedule your race in the end of the vacation and avoid locations with a lot of stairs. You can thank me later 😉.