Wow August just really sneaked up on me and I have to admit, I am not loving it. I’ve always loved summer time and treasured my outdoor workouts but not this year. I admit I am struggling out there this summer.
At first, I thought it was just me. What was wrong with me? I went straight to my best source on everything-my Moms Run This Town tribe. If I have a problem or need advice, these are my peeps. Moms know all right?! Turns out lots of my friends are struggling right now as well. So what gives? Why is everyone struggling this August?
5 Summer Struggles
My very unscientific poll of my crew resulted in 5 common themes:
The 95 degree days and serious humidity are really knocking us all off our game. I am finding myself really struggling to make it through runs that should be easy. Many of us are needing to do walk run intervals and it is oh so humbling and very discouraging at times.
Many of us are finding recovery from summer running so much harder. Even those that are running early in the morning are finding they are just exhausted the rest of the day.
I am past this myself, however I remember how much fun it is in June to have unstructured time with the kids. You can sleep in and do fun activities as a family all day. That’s all well and good in June and maybe even in July but by the end of the summer it can start to get a little old. The kids are getting bored and so are the parents.
No set schedules
While the flexibility of summer is great (for a while) it can make finding time to fit in your exercise more difficult. Having kids at home and not in school can throw everyone’s schedules into a turmoil. School does not start until after Labor Day here and many of my friends are counting the days at this point. Meals become more laid back and less planned out.
Many have mentioned struggling with motivation to get up and get out there early before their kids are up.
August -I am not loving you this year and I find myself dreaming of fall, regular schedules, cooler weather and planned meals.
Tell me-Are you having Summer Struggles? Any of this sound familiar?
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