My Quest to Live Quarantine Life Guilt-Free

Finding balance and purpose so I can get on being a rock star

Is it just me or does quarantine feel like a rollercoaster you just can’t get off? I have amazing moments with my family one day, then the next I feel like I can’t do anything right.

Do you feel similarly to me?

As I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into quarantine life, I’ve felt so many mixed emotions that I don’t know how to sort them out.

Happy: This time with my family is amazing. Watching Finn grow up is so cool. Plus, I’m able to run pretty much all day long as I don’t have anywhere to go (work, track meets, etc).

Motivated: Man, I’ll tell you what… I have so many ideas and things I want to accomplish. Finding the time and resources to do them is a different story, but I am more motivated than ever to crush my coaching and running these days.

Guilty: Should I be coaching more? Writing more? Be with my kids and Carly more? Running more? Running less? This is where I’m struggling the most. I have always done a really good job of balancing work, my family, coaching, TrainwithMarc, and my own running. But now that I have time, I feel like I don’t have any time.

What kind of emotions are you dealing with? I’d love to hear from you:

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Friday’s Action Plan:

Plan out your day and stick to it. If necessary, put your phone in airplane mode to be more successful (and avoid micro-interruptions).

Big Events Coming Up:

Good luck to both Nicole and Alex who are running virtual 5k’s this weekend.

Congrats to Sam for knocking 6 seconds off of his mile time: 4:50 —> 4:44

What’s Got My Attention:

Article: Evan Jager: Barriers

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“Concentrate on a single goal, a single task, and beat it into submission.” - Robert Greene

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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.