This past week was a really tough one for staying motivated. It rained ALL week. I think we had about 10 days of clouds/rain/cooler weather just when May arrived and we were expecting the weather to be warming up. Part of my problem was that I didn’t go into the week with a real plan, so each morning I woke up and wasted time considering what my workout for the day would be (usually while listening to the rain come down outside my window…). I had no desire to run more than a few miles anyway, so I guess it worked out ok. Also, by tacking on my strength training to a short run day, I had an extra day to do a longer Pilates workout.
I could have taken lots of pictures of the rain but it was just too depressing, and I didn’t want to get my phone wet.
Monday: 4.8 miles, core and hip exercises, PM: 30 minutes yoga
Tuesday: 3.2 miles and total body strength training
Wednesday: Pilates for Runners DVD
Thursday: 4 miles, core work
Friday: 3.2 miles, glute exercises
Saturday: 9 miles with a fast finish. FINALLY! A run with a little bit of sunshine! I started at a 9:30 pace and worked my way down to a 7:55.
Walked: 25.1 Push-ups: 3 days
Yearly Total: 802/2016
Next week’s forecast doesn’t look great, but at least it will be a little warmer and there is one day of sun in there!
Do you have less motivation when it rains all week?
Does it feel like typical May weather where you live?
Do you have a hard time getting out the door in the morning without a plan?