It is cold, the roads and sidewalks are icy, it is also dark - amazingly enough... so I am heading out to the gym to run on the dreadmill. I have a little less than 16 weeks before my marathon, I have got to train no matter what!
Yesterday I was 40 minutes late to work. There had been someone there for 45 minutes waiting for me. It is the entire reason for my job - and I wasn't doing it. I could have easily known this person would be there waiting for me if I had checked a website I should be checking daily by 7:30 a.m, but I didn't do that either. I was busy meeting my sponsee and working with her. I have got to get my priorities straight again. I have obviously strayed very far from what I am supposed to be doing.
I think this weekend I will take some time to really reflect on what I am doing. I have to regroup. I have been running against the clock for a long time now and it feels awful, so I do stupid crap like being late for work.
I will stop my extracurricular activities in the morning, because I need to be at work on time. I have responsibilities there, and they pay me to fulfill them. I can go to the 6:30 meeting, but I can't spend an additional hour after the meeting. I need to meet this sponsee after work or on the weekend, not before work. I need make my running fit my schedule, not the other way around.
So I am heading out to the gym. I can be done running and back home by 7 a.m., and then get ready and to work at a decent hour. I need to be a responsible adult here, not a spoiled child.