I included the title of this post in an Instagram caption on Wednesday–the one day this week that I was feeling 100%. For most of the week, I’ve had sinus infection-like symptoms and have been a less-shiny version of myself. I always aim to make my blog posts upbeat (who wants to indulge in someone else’s complaints?), but I’ve been dragging this week. Truth be told, it’s difficult to go to work, maintain a blog, train for a race, have a social life, and still find time to relax. New York’s fast pace makes it especially difficult. I choose to do what I do because it makes me happy, but it’s important to remember that you can’t excel at everything. Be smart about how you manage your energy. Fight to maintain balance in life. Remember to pause and breathe.
On Sunday, I’ll be running 11 miles–my longest distance ever. Tomorrow, I’ll be getting a pedicure and a haircut to prepare. Or maybe just to treat myself. Balance, right?