Getting Back On Track

Posted: March 14, 2013 in Daily Running

We all have life changing events and this one came without warning. I have been working part time as a prep chef and as time went, the other members on my team started making mistakes. Not the kind that’s unavoidable but the kind that you shouldn’t make after 2 months on the job. This caused our employer to decrease their hours and increase mine. Needless to say they quit, one at a time.
As soon as this quitting happened, I kind of figures we would be OK. Going from 5 to 4 people wasn’t so bad. Everybody was fine. Soon enough the next round happened but this time last week, two people quit at the same time. Now, the next part is predictable. The last person other than me quit yesterday. My day off was called off.

Clearly this has had a slow but drastic impact on my scheduling. Going from fighting my last employer for more hours to having them handed to me is a bit odd for me. With more hours on my plate (standing all day) I work from 10 AM to 8 or 9 at night. After long hours, I don’t feel like going out running. The only answer to this is to run before work. Last night, I got an email from my boss telling me to come in at 9 now. This just means I have to get up an hour earlier so I can get some exercise and leave in time.

This morning, I told myself to get up and go run. 1 mile is all I got out but it’s a start. I’m getting back on track and I refuse to let my job ruin my ability to exercise!

  1. Ani Danelz says:

    Ugh I hate when work/school get in the way of running! Especially since (for me, at least) running is my biggest stress reliever. Hopefully you will be able to find the right balance!

  2. 1 mile is always better than zero in those circumstances. You can look at it as some unplanned rest days and make the best of them and be refreshed when you come back. I wouldn’t sweat a temporary dip in the mileage.

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