Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s topic – how do you find time to workout when you’re busy? Feel free to write about this topic or any running related topic!
I’ve been working from home for around 5 months. When I first started working from home I thought I would have more free time but the exact opposite happened. Work has been super busy and I’ve just gotten back to some normalcy over the past few weeks. Because of this, it’s been super important for me to find time for my workouts. Here’s how I do it:
Schedule my workouts for the week
Every Sunday I look at my work calendar to see how my meetings are lined up for the week. Typically I wake up at 6 and get in my workouts before logging in for work, but on occasion I do have early morning conference calls with colleagues in Asia. On those days I’ll either do a shorter workout or squeeze in a workout during lunch. I like having my workout plan written out for the week because it keeps me on track. Sure, sometimes I have to adjust, but for the most part I’m able to stick to my workout schedule.
Who says workouts have to be 30 or 60 minutes? You can get in a great workout in 10-15 minutes. On super busy days, consider a speed intervals running workout or a quick HIIT workout. It’s a great way to get your heart rate up and burn calories in a quick amount of time. Also, I discovered this year that 10 min core workouts always, and I mean always, kick my butt!
How do you fit in your workouts on a busy day?
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Topic for next week – How do you taper for a race without goin crazy? Feel free to write about this or any running related topic.