To steal a phrase from Alissa, I feel like things are quite the balancing act lately and it could all topple at any moment if I let one side or the other get to be too much.
This morning is a prime example of the give and take of my life. I got up early, but not too early (6 a.m.) for a nice leisurely run before the kids get up. I took my time getting dressed, stretching a bit and drinking some water. Around 6:30, I kissed my hubby and said, "see you in a bit, I'm going for a run." He replied, "I am leaving at 7 for an early meeting this morning." Whoosh....wind out of my sails. That's cutting it too close for a 3 mile run. He is still on crutches from his surgery so he needs help making his lunch (which has always been something I have done for him anyway) and getting everything (laptop etc.) packed up and out to the car. I didn't see how I could run for 30 minutes and also get everything done.
I suppose I could have run two miles. The loop I run in my neighborhood doesn't really give me a good two-mile option. Maybe I was looking for a good excuse to skip it. Hmmm.... I will try to run later. It looks like it might be a hot one today and running during the day would mean pushing a stroller. Waiting until this evening looks like the best bet.
So for those of you who run at night, do you skip dinner and eat after your run? Do you eat a light dinner and run afterwards? This has always been a sticking point for me in terms of working out at night. When I used to workout after work, I ended up eating dinner at 9 p.m. or not at all. I really want to get my run in, so I am going to give it a try either way.