Alright guys, let’s get serious for a second.
This month I’m supposed to be blogging all about health — for National Health Blog Post Month. And I am, and its been good and such.
Physically, are we healthy? Let me stop for a second and really think about this. In one way, I am the healthiest I have ever been. I can confidently call myself a runner. I weight the least I have in a long time (probably about 7 years), and the inches are slowly going away. These are all good things.
But I’m sick. I’ve been sick for three weeks. I run on a significant lack of sleep sometimes, and I eat well, although I could eat better. Nothing hurts though, and there is no chronic aches or pains that are surfacing. So physically I’m alright.
I just need to kick this cold, get more sleep, and search for healthier recipes. Problem is, I need sleep to do it.
So if I were to rate my physical health, right now it gets this rating:
A lot of us think often about our physical health… but what about our emotional health? Surprisingly for me, this is probably the area of my life right now where I am the most stable. I know what I want, and I’m determined to go get it. I’m happy, if not busy, and generally in a good mood if not slightly crazed from all the work. So I rate my emotional health with a
I’m a worry wart. A big, fat worry wart. I worry about money, about work, about school, about relationships. I try not to worry that much, but sometimes it just happens. I worry I’m not going to get everything I want to done. I worry I’ve forgotten something.
It doesn’t seem to have much impact on my overall happiness, but it is a problem currently. With two jobs on the go, one I don’t like but can’t leave and the other one being done half-ass because I’m tired most of the time (see physical health), I worry.
Clearly we know how this one checks out.
So here is the dilemma, world of the internet, friends I’ve never met, people I have who read my blog (which still gets me sometimes, when someone I’ve known forever mentions something from here). What’s the plan?
I have to work these two jobs through the holiday season. It only makes sense. I can’t leave the one I don’t like because that one is the reliable, full time, with benefits job. Leaving the other one doesn’t make sense because it is in my career field of choice in a place I love, and because it is casual it will slow down exponentially come January.
So its two months of both jobs, and less sleep. And less time for training, or recovery.
I’m supposed to be healthy, and training for a half marathon. I want to run that half so badly it is kind of killing me to even consider not running it. But is 10 weeks, maybe 9 if I can’t get rid of this cold right away, even enough to train for someone whose longest run is 8km?
Your input would be much loved and appreciated here, fellow internet runners and bloggers — because I’m feeling pretty discouraged.