I haven’t been perfect – I’ve been late with birthday wishes and the dust bunnies are busy multiplying. What I have not done is let my running – my outlet – fall to the wayside. Nope, won’t do it! I think what’s helped me dig my heels in on this is the fact that I’ve committed to run my first ultra in the Fall and the fact is, I have to put the miles in. No two ways about it. As important, if not more, is the calmness I feel when I run. Making sure my run gets on the schedule also reassures me I still have some control during such a crazy work timeframe.