Whew…posting has been minimal this week as I got a little bug and missed a day of work. How, you may ask, does missing a day of work correlate with a lack of blog posts? No, no, I don’t write my blog posts at work, but I do write them on the way to work. You see, I commute over an hour each way to work on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) to San Francisco – and yes, I always envision the Simpsons every time I say BART.
I’ll be the first to admit: commuting s-u-c-k-s. Not only are the chairs a bit grody and the train is always full of people who seem to be coughing their germs right on my face, but you always meet…well…characters. This is the Bay Area after all! However, BART is also leaps and bounds better than driving for over an hour. I’m always able to catch up on work, my Google reader, and of course, write a few blog posts. And mad props to the BART operators as you are almost always on time!
However, the biggest scheduling hurdle commuting gives me is finding time to run. I’m usually out the door by 5 a.m. every morning to get a run in before I have to leave the house by 7. This also puts a pinch on the maximum mileage I can do in the mornings and I am simply not an after work runner. I’m usually home at 7 p.m. and by that time all I want to do is eat and relax.
So I’m curious to know, when do you run and how do you adjust your schedule to ensure that you get the appropriate mileage in?