Once the busy month of December hits, my excuses for not running flip-flop between no time and no energy. One day I'm busy working, shopping, running errands, or getting ready for company, and the next day I'm so wiped out, just the thought of running requires too much energy. I know I'm not alone - lack of time and energy are the two most common reasons why people skip workouts, especially during the holidays. But, ironically, regular exercise can improve your energy level so you can run and still get everything else done.
So this year I'm trying to make an effort to schedule exercise on my calendar, and make sure it doesn't get pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. I also need to watch my diet and make sure I'm getting enough protein and iron, and not using insane amounts of caffeine to make it through the day.