Right now, when things change from day to day (I never though virtual kindergarten would be in my life!), I’d rather have the certainty of a virtual race. After all, it can’t get cancelled, right? This post will cover 3 reasons I’m still turning to virtual races.
While I was switching tasks to do some course planning, it hit me. Why not apply SMART goals to my running? I use them for my students when developing course assignments for my classes, and I help clients use them planning content strategy. I can certainly use them for my own running and writing; they are both just processes after all. This post will cover how to develop and apply SMART goals to your running or writing routine to put you in control of your path and increase your motivation.
Life has become hectic lately for me between helping care for my mother post-surgery, teaching, starting a new chapter in my writing career, being a mother and wife, and, of course, running. I was forced to take a step back a couple of weeks ago when I did a flying squirrel imitation, landing on concrete and bruising an upper rib, badly, as well as a forearm when I was running around UofL’s campus. A moment of distraction earned me aches and pains and two weeks off of running and cross training. Tucking my mouthpiece from my bladder into the front pocket of my hydration vest certainly didn’t help as I landed right on it.
Stepping back made me rethink how I’ve been balancing life lately, quite poorly as a matter of fact. Late nights writing and early mornings running and tending to my mother while trying to be a present parent, partner, and teacher had me wearing myself down without even realizing it. This post will detail 3 things to keep in mind about balancing running and life.