So I Went for a Jog

I sit on my butt almost all day, every day.

Yesterday I decided to go for a jog. Oddly enough, I really enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I went for another jog this morning. This time I took along my iPhone and used the free RunKeeper app. The jog was wonderful as the sun was… well, sort-of out and I got to see Mt. Baker and the Canadian Rockies. The air was fresh and crisp.

While I enjoyed the jog, I couldn’t help but ponder as I plodded, how in the world am I going to fit this into my schedule. Yesterday I was able to grab my jog at 4:00 in the afternoon and today’s was at 8:00 this morning. Neither of those times will work with work. So, I could get up early and go for a run… but knowing my deep love of sleep, I don’t foresee me getting up at 6:00 so I can get a run in. The other option might be in the evening, but it is pretty much dinner and family time when I get home from work and I don’t foresee going for a jog at 8:00 p.m. That leaves lunch time jog, which I guess could work. But, it just seems odd to go for a run in the middle of the work day.

What is the solution? I don’t know, but I’m open to suggestions.

5 thoughts on “So I Went for a Jog

  1. I understand completely!
    I was training for a half-marathon until I realized I’d have to get up earlier than 4:30 am (my normal wake-up time) to keep up my running schedule.
    I opted sleep.

    One thing that might help is to set realistic goals. Maybe only run twice during the week (that way you won’t forsake too much sleep) and then on the weekends. I also enjoy running right after school/work; it’s a nice release.

  2. I vote lunch run. It might help w/the afternoon slump.

    Add to the advice: how to get your lazy wife running again & time for that. I can wake early, it’s the exercising early part I struggle with (& going out in the dark, which won’t be a problem in a few months).

    That was rhetorical btw. I don’t want advice. I want to be lazy.

  3. Do you have a shower at the office? Or will you just run and then sit back down in your sit all sweaty?

  4. I’ve shifted my work schedule from 7:30 to 4:30 which puts me home about 5:00. This gives me just enough time to run, cool down, and stretch before dinner at 6:00.

    …at least that is the strategy I’m trying at the moment.

  5. I feel your pain. I’m trying to figure out when to squeeze in time to excercise to get rid of this extra baby weight. I get up at 4:30 in the morning for work already and don’t get off til 4:30 so I’m home by 5:30 and then I have to take care of the dogs and the baby. Nate doesn’t get home til 8:30 so by the time Madison goes to bed i’m left with 1 hour to either sit and enjoy the relaxation or work out. Hmmm….. I wonder which one I choose every time.