A few days ago I wrote a somewhat whiny post about not having a lot of time. That same day, I was scrolling through facebook and saw a rather profound status that one of my former students put out there. Hmmm, profound facebook status….is that an oxymoron?
Anyway, I digress, the quote was “you can always find time to do the things you love.” There is a certain amount of truth in this statement. I often hear things like:
“I’m too busy”
“I don’t have enough time”
“I am too tired”
I will admit, a few, if not all of those statements have come out of my mouth but this time around I am determined to run 2 half marathons and Ragnar, all within a five week time period and not get injured! In order to do this successfully I have to train, and in order to train, I have to make time. Trust me folks, if I can make time, you can too!
Therefore I bring to you a day in the life of me! FYI, my schedule changes daily, so this is my typical Wednesday
5:15 am – get up, get dressed, grab breakfast and head out the door (breakfast is eaten in the car)
6:30 am – get to my office and practice for an hour (I have a recital coming up in a little over a month)
7:30 am – check email, review for class, get together teaching materials
8:00 am – 10:20 am – teach three back to back classes
12:00 pm – yoga class
1:00 pm – eat lunch while driving to Nashville
1:45-5:45 pm – teach 8 private students
5:45 pm – eat a snack while driving home
6:45 pm – get home, take the dog out for a short run
7:15 pm – shower, make dinner, eat (I even caught the new episode of Duck Dynasty while eating)
9:00 pm – make lunch for tomorrow, get the coffee pot ready for the morning, pack tomorrows gym bag, lay out work clothes
10:00 pm – go to bed so I can do it all over again tomorrow
Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT complaining here. I love my job and I feel blessed to make a living doing something I love. I am simply making a point (mostly to myself) that I can indeed make time to train even though most people would find my work schedule ridiculous.
Do you have any tips for fitting it all in?
Mine are to plan ahead and stick to a schedule