Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MBA --> MIA!

I know I have been MIA lately and for that I apologize. Life has become so busy especially because the spring semester of my MBA program is coming to a close, which means I have been chin deep in papers and projects, and of course, studying for finals! This is the last week of classes and next week are finals. I can’t wait until May 19th when my last final is done!! After which I will have 12 days of free evenings before my summer classes commence. (I’ve elected to take classes year round so that I may complete my program in 2 years, since I work full time and take evening classes.) It definitely is a lot to juggle-work, classes, study group meetings, review sessions on weekends, planning a wedding which has been the best!, trying to stay involved with the Board I sit on, and of course trying to fit in “me” time to run and workout).  But I am having fun and all those long days/nights will totally pay off!

Unfortunately running has been put on the back burner.

Lots of this....

Leads to this :(

I’m running once a week (compared to a year ago when I was running 4-5 times a week), but I am working out with a personal trainer twice a week so it kind of makes up for it. I definitely see an increase in my strength and endurance, and I notice that when I do run, I can run further more easily. Hooray for strength training! I will incorporate more running into my routine, but it is challenging when I wake up before 5am, work all day, go from work straight to class and don’t get home until 11pm (sometimes later).  I'll get the hang of it :)

How do you find a balance between all the aspects in your life?


  1. While a job in no way compares to working AND going to school, I went from a really easy job where I only worked like 37hr/weeks AND would take an hour and a half lunch to do my runs...to a job where I work upwards of 55hr/weeks and no lunch hour AND up to 2 hr commute. In other words, my free time to run absolutely went away and it was super depressing!! But now that I've been working here for about a year, I'm finding new ways to squeeze everything in. It just takes some getting used to AND doing things I didn't necessarily *like to do (wake up earlier, workout right after work). You'll find the balance!! And hey, now just use runs to vent your energy, rather than challenging yourself like you WERE doing before. There's ALWAYS time for challenges in life and right now MBA is the challenge. Save running for fun :)

  2. I'm so proud of you girl for managing to balance all this. That's great that you got the personal trainer to keep you focused.

    Take care of yourself!

  3. Balance is all about prioritization. There's a reason you only see me in blog land once or twice a week these days....

  4. I've missed you and wondered where you've been! Makes total sense now! Phew you're a busy gal! So proud of you for balancing it all! Good luck with finals next week, I'll be thinkin' of ya! (I find balance by staying super busy. If I don't organize and outline all the tasks I need to do in a week, things fall out of sight and I slack off)

  5. wake up 30 min earlier in the morning, even a 3km run will do great difference! :-)

    Kudos to MBA btw!!