Every once in a while I see an elderly Japanese woman running through my neighborhood. She looks to be 60+ years old, but I really have no idea what her age is.

I have seen her out there, running, as I walk to the corner store to get some snacks, or beer, in rain or shine, no matter what. She is always there, always running, and it makes me smile. I see her, I smile, but at the same time I am ashamed. I have no excuse, seeing as how she is out there running in what seems like every day. I have no idea how many miles she runs or how often, but no matter what day it is, or the time, she is there. 



After two days of zero exercise I’ve managed to squeeze in two rides so far this week. These late nights of work really wreck me for a day and a half now and jeopardize any planned workouts. There’s not much I can do about the unpredictability of my job, but I can try to make up for lost time on the quiet days.

Michelle Jenneke

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I need to find a balance between work and health. They’re both important, as I can’t be healthy if I don’t work and I need to be healthy to live long enough to keep working! The main problem with what I do for a living is that the schedule is very unpredictable and I never know when a job will pop up and keep me up all night.

As Elvira points out however, I never get a call before 10AM, which is absolutely true. In order to get regular workouts in I have to get up early and get the workouts out of the way before the insanity begins. I know this to be true, and this is the way I did things before, but I just haven’t able to get back into that routine. I’m getting there, but it’s taking longer than it should. I really have no explanation for it. 

I have to get back to it, I don’t have any other choice.