I’ve run a lot of miles this year. 1,035 to be exact. It’s been a great year of running for me. I managed to run at least a mile a day, averaging over 5.5 mile a day, for 168 straight days to start the year. I ran my first 100-miler.
But I’ve got a problem.
It’s been almost a year now that I have been studying to take the NSCA CSCS certification test, but #AutismStreaks and training for the TARC 100 has taken time away from that. I had originally aimed to get myself certified by late March. I am already 4 months behind. A barely failed practice exam has made it clear to me that I need to re-evaluate my priorities. I need to buckle down on the books and get my head back into studying regularly. Running had become, to a degree, an escape. As much as I love helping others train, burning the midnight oil with my nose in the books has been easy to pass up when given the choice of going for a late night run.
I can’t give myself that choice anymore. I need to get back to studying at least twice a day, get myself certified and then get to work.
#AutismStreaks will have to be put on hold. Consistent running will have to be put on hold. Regular blogging and writing will have to be put on hold.
It’s time to get my priorities straight so I can get this done.
Wish me luck. If I’ve discovered one thing during my studies, it’s that my brain isn’t as elastic as it was 25 years ago.