I came to the realization yesterday that I am stretched WAY too thin.
With my Glass City Marathon Ambassador program, working (more than) full-time, my home life, medical issues and serving on the Girls on the Run Board, I know that I am not giving my full attention to everything that I want to be a part of. So, yesterday I made the extremely hard decision to remove myself from the Girls on the Run Board. I hated doing it and I wish I didn’t have to, but having just a small part of my free time back does put me at ease. We are heading into bowl game season, which means my time is even less of my own. We have five possible MAC Conference bowl games to go to, and there could always be the option of one of the other 20+ bowl games. I won’t know how my December shapes up until November 28-to know if I work on December 5 at the MAC Championship game, and then on December 7-to know which bowl game we attend. Unfortunately, I had to un-over-commit myself. Especially with the medical issues I am experiencing, I just feel so stressed.
I would love to run some of my favorite late fall races, but I am not sure if I am going to have the time. I don’t know why this year feels so over the top stressful and busy to me, when I had most of the same activities going on last year. I guess I’ll blame it on my being a year older. I have even stopped eating right and lifting, not to mention that I have all but stopped running. I feel so out of touch with myself and I need to find my way back to my ‘normal.’
As I work on finding my balance again, here is some Friday inspiration for myself.