Running isn't something that I am good at but I am finding myself really enjoying it now that I have developed a rhythm that suits me. In the beginning I tried to run too quickly and was out of steam too fast. Now I have learnt to slow down and I can cover much more ground and do it without feeling like I might just be breathing my last breaths.
It is much like life in general. When I try to do too much, too quickly and overextend myself, I quickly lose focus and end up not achieving much of anything. Though I do like the challenge of multi-tasking and having a few things on the go at once, it is good for me at least to test my mettle and stay on my toes. It can take a while to work out what is the right rhythm for yourself and your family but when you do, life seems to run more smoothly. And when there are times that require a bit of extra effort, the knowledge that the normal rhythm of life will return helps too.