I previously wrote about uni-tasking, the concept of concentrating on one thing at a time. I have been doing this more, especially for work. However, I find that I still like multi-tasking. I thrive on the craziness sometimes and it makes me feel like I’m accomplishing more. However, I have learned to plan more carefully and choose specifically what to multi-task.
Friends will not be surprised by my favorite way to multi-task: running while chatting with a friend. What a combination! It’s great social time to catch up, get advice, listen, etc. while getting an excellent (and fun) workout at the same time. I find myself running farther and farther these days (yes, over the New England winter!) and much of my success in doing so it is the long runs with friends. The time and the miles just fly by and I love it.
The long runs over the local hills paid off this weekend. I completed my first 15k race and it was fantastic. Perfect weather, scenic course, and I finished faster than I expected. Yay! Thank you to my good running friends including those at Tri-Valley FrontRunners who organized and hosted a fabulous race.
Are there any particular tasks that you like to combine & multi-task?
Any fellow runners who have completed a race (or two) this year or are you just getting started?