Prioritizing My Time

I am starting to discover how much effect my marathon training is having on my time. I had been feeling good that I was able to do my training in the early mornings so that it did not interfere with everything else I have to do. Now I realize that the fatigue from long runs on Saturdays has been causing me to put off things like planting my garden.

Looking forward I see that there will be challenges as I try to complete my race preparations while fulfilling duties at work such as helping with the conference that my company sponsors in the last two weeks before my race.

Today I cut my run short slightly so that I would have more energy to devote to getting my garden established before it’s too late in the season. I have spent the day working hard and thinking about this portion of the challenge of a marathon. I knew when I started that it would be demanding, but I am now beginning to appreciate how demanding it is on my time and energy.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.

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2 Responses to Prioritizing My Time

  1. Mark Hansen says:

    Hey, thanks for commenting back at my Dutch Oven blog! I’ve linked from my main commentary blog ( to you. If you like it and want to link back, that’d be great!

    And, I might take you up on the standing invitation to get together sometime when one of us cooks… I live out in Eagle Mountain, UT. You near by?

  2. David says:

    I live in Lehi, UT (west side no less) – we should definitely get together with our dutch ovens sometime.

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