i struggle with finding the time to run.
the issue isn't that i can't finagle a free 30 minutes a few times a week. the issue, throughout the winter, anyway, was the weather -- i joined a gym in january just so i could run, since i refused to outdoors once the weather dropped below 30 degrees -- and with the impending royal family 5k, i made sure i found the time to hit the treadmill at least twice a week, aiming for 3 (i did about an equal amount of weeks of hitting 2 and 3 times a week). i was also editing a 30-minute film, working 39 hours a week (or attempting to), commuting 2 hours (welcome to brooklyn), taking various classes (longsword, pilates), cleaning my pilates studio twice a week, auditioning for other projects, and trying to maintain some kind of social life. in addition to that, there's the regular life stuff everybody deals with: laundry (my laundromat is only open till 9pm, so if i can't be home and make it there by 8, which is basically impossible, not getting laundry done that day), grocery shopping, etc.
since Mythos wrapped, i am still doing work on it here and there -- working with a producer to promote it (i need to finish our EPK ... siiiiiiiiigh), redoing our website, submitting us to various festivals. auditions have picked up in the past couple weeks, suddenly (and awesomely, but also, time-consumingly). i miraculously found an amazing new apartment to move into, so that's something i've made time for (to see it, to meet new roommates) and now have to plan/reserve money for. and since cleaning my pilates studio is an obligation i committed to, i make time for that even when i have to miss class on those days (but i try not to).
i ran once last week. the first time since the 5k.
then i got sick. i was laid up in bed all last sunday, and monday too.
i also had to knit a prop for a friend who is art directing a cool indie feature in boston (shout-out to chloe, who deserves ALL the success) and i was behind because of a quick trip to boston (unrelatedly) to see one of my best friends in a show (after not seeing her for TWO YEARS) and also because i was delirious in bed with a fever.
|yes, that is an anatomical heart. that i knit (almost) entirely without a pattern. |
I AM A HANDY LADY. #wifeskills
so now i'm behind on my REGULAR job.
but the weather is now in the 50's. i can actually start running outside again, amazingly. i need to get my ass back in gear and make it happen.
today i shot a scene for a friend's film, then came home and did my first major grocery run in a lonnnng time. because my funds have been absurdly low, consistently, for the past 6 months. i got paid today. i didn't owe anybody money for Mythos. I WENT FUCKING FOOD SHOPPING. i got all sorts of amazing food, PLUS swung by my little local wine shop (i've missed you, sergei's!) and also scored a nice bottle of bourbon. for the home bar i wish i had. so, a day of productivity, but another day wherein i didn't get enough of my office job done. and therefore skipped my planned run for tonight to work.
tomorrow i have to work like 15 hours, plus take my broken computer (it's been broken since mid-february!) to the apple store to get checked out, plus i rented a studio for an hour to rehearse singing for my monday morning callback. how on earth i'm going to squeeze in 15 hours of work is yet to be determined. welcome to EVERY SUNDAY SINCE I CAN REMEMBER.
how do you make time to run?