I get it. You’re busy, like can’t-take-a-shower, did-I-brush-my-teeth busy. Or, maybe all you are busy with is healing after an illness or injury. Whatever the case, missing runs during a training cycle is normal and expected, but how does one re-arrange his or her schedule to retain fitness? How long is too long to take off before giving up your goals? Is it possible or advisable to make up these missed workouts?
These are all great questions that I’ve had to deal with as runner and working mom of two under three. I also have a house that I guess I need to keep clean, a dog that cries more than my kids, and a husband who helps make my running goals possible, but who needs a little time from me, too.
And no, I’m not asking you to bow down in awe of my time management! But I am ready to offer you some of my expertise in shuffling around workouts when life gets in the way!