This week I was back out running for the first time in two weeks. It felt good to get out there. While I was out running, I realized I missed it. I missed getting out there, music in my ear, just running and letting it all go. While I was running contemplating this, I think I realized why I've been having trouble getting out. It's all about timing. I enjoy running in the morning. This comes with the problem of fighting my love of sleeping and my non-willingness to go to sleep. It's not as much trouble falling asleep, but trouble going to sleep. When I don't get up early to run, this leaves running in the evening. On these days, I go to run after Sam goes to sleep. This comes with its own set of problems, mainly getting hungry and forgetting. I'm either really hungry by the time I go out and get back or I get hungry, forget and eat dinner, which makes then running in this heat and humidity a poor idea.
I'm working on doing better on both of these fronts. My work schedule has evened out that I can run in the morning before work if I want to, even with still going into work after if I need to. I'm also working on doing better if I need to run in the evening. Today I had one of my Clif energy bars for "dinner" when eating with Sam so I had something in my stomach to help with the hunger while still being a part of family dinner.
While running, I have Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky as part of my playlist. The album as a Gonna Fly Now remix, that includes some quotes from the various movies. So I'll leave you with one from there, that I do quite enjoy
But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!