Although running and physical fitness is one of the most important aspects of life, sometimes you have to put other priorities first. Now this didn't mean I stopped running entirely, but it meant that the time requirements to train for a half marathon were not in the cards. Sometimes understanding the limits of your time and accepting you can't do everything without mentally, physically, and emotionally destroying yourself is a huge accomplishment.
Running is teaching me so much about my will to succeed and survive. I run to be kind to myself. To give myself a little slice of the day where I am the most important person.