Let me start this post with an update. Recently we moved our family from Phoenix, AZ to a little town in Montana. While this has been the best decision for our family as a whole, it has also come with some set backs in my training schedule.
Currently I am training for the Billings Marathon in September of 2021. It's only a few months away and training is increasing in intensity every week. I have been trying to stay on track as much as possible because falling behind in training and then trying to "make up" for it later is a recipe for disaster (or injury).
Having said that, my solution has involved trying to "fit in" training where I can (which never works). However, now that we've been here a couple of weeks and have settled in for the most part, I've put together an actual schedule for training again. I have found through the years that this is always the best option. Setting a schedule and making fitness a priority is the only way to stay consistent with a routine.
Also, I have the 30 Day Burpee Challenge going on right now and that has been put on pause during all of this. Initially I did feel guilty about taking a pause with this, but there has to be a balance in life of setting goals but also not overloading yourself. The burpee challenge will be there waiting, and there have been other things that needed to take priority.
In life there are times that we need to take a step back from our fitness routines in order to deal with life events. It is vital that we take the time we need to deal with things as they come up. However, it's also important not to take too long of a break during these events. The longer the break, the harder it is to get back to it. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and months into years.
Be sure to take the time you need to take care of your life in a healthy manner. Take the time you need, but make sure to keep fitness a priority in your life. Getting back into a routine quickly can be the difference between success and failure.