Time is a Funny Thing

///Time is a Funny Thing

Time is a Funny Thing

Time is a funny thing.  I never seem to have the perfect amount of it.

I either seem too busy.  I want and need more minutes, more hours.  I rush around, trying to find a way of doing an impossible amount of things in way too short of amount of time.  It often leads to doing a bunch of stuff, but not doing anything well and not enjoying any of it.

Or I sit, wasting time.  Almost wishing it away because I can’t wait for something to happen.  Sometimes I count down the days until vacation, a holiday, a celebration.  I  forget to live in the moment and enjoy the actual gift of having time.

There is something about the changing of the seasons, especially when the vivid colors of fall start showing outside my window that makes me think of the passing of time.  The sunflower and apple hued leaves seem to be especially bright this weekend and for the first time in almost a year, I am taking a weekend off of running.  Suddenly I am very aware of the gift of time.


There is so much to be done.  I have closets that are in desperate need of organization, dogs that could use a good bath and a garage that is overflowing with junk.  There are dozens of things to do that I promised would get done after I finished the marathon. But for once, I am taking a break to enjoy the one thing you cannot put a price tag on; time.

I’ll be back to the grind tomorrow.  Clocking workouts, cooking dinners and calculating life by the hour-by-hour slots on my Franklin Planner.  But today it’s just me and the dogs enjoying some beautiful downtime.  And for once, I’m finding that to be the best use of my time.

How was your weekend?

Do you ever feel like you can’t seem to find a good balance of time?[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:35-04:00 October 14th, 2012|Fitness, Motivation/ Inspiration|4 Comments


  1. Eric October 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Reading this (and thinking about the hours you work) reminded me of working nights years ago. It was probably almost the opposite of your hours, but still the amount of “normal” daytime hours was limited and I really had to plan some things. Then when I had a few days off, it was like I had more time than I knew what to do with.

  2. Bob Masiello October 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Time where does it go. When your young you wish you were older so you can do things that older kids can do. When your older you wish you could go back to your younger days. Wishing you had done things different in your life. Time is a precious thing, the older you get the more precious it seems to be. Live every minute as if it were your last, love every minute as if it is your first. Just make the most of every day,laugh,love and be happy…….

  3. Madeline St Onge October 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Julie I feel like that everyday, if anything needs doing around here it is me doing it, Husband is not well and can’t do hardly anything. But sometimes I just chuck everything and and sit an be, I need that
    Don’t know if you have heard this song but it is my new favorite, hope you like it

  4. james cannon October 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Belated Congratulations on running the marathon. And thanks for the recent posts on your training. You have made many of us in Western North Carolina proud!

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