Just like two weeks ago, much of this past week we still were faced with rain, clouds, and general dreariness. Its amazing how almost two weeks straight of unfavorable weather can have an impact on you, and constantly make you feel tired and unmotivated. With the exception of last weekend, almost every day has been filled with rain and clouds. The DC area experienced 15 days straight of rain each day, way more days in a row that I wanted to see rain. Anytime that the rain let up this past week, I tried my best to take advantage of being able to be outside when I could, not only to train but also to help my mood. Thankfully we were able to enjoy beautiful weather by the time Saturday came, and I’ve noticed that the return of the sun has not only helped me feel more motivated but has generally made me happier.
Not only did the rain bring a challenge this past week, but we also had a full calendar this past week. Little man and I each had a doctor’s appointment one day after school, my AP students took the AP World exam on Thursday, and we spent the weekend up in New Jersey with my in-laws. And since little man turned 20 weeks old on Wednesday, we took a fun picture together.
This coming week will be just as busy as this past week. Virginia state testing starts on Wednesday, and all five of my classes will be taking their state Social Studies exam over the next two weeks. Saturday is the Fit Foodie 5k (you can still register and save 10% using discount code DANCINGTORUNNING), and then on Sunday I’ll complete my last double digit long run (14 miles) in preparation for ZOOMA Annapolis. Its going to be another busy and exciting week!
Mon 5/9 – Rest day
Tues 5/10 – 3.50 mile run, 0.27 mile cool down walk, 15 minutes of strength training (upper body and abs)
Wed 5/11 – Rest day
Thurs 5/12 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.49 mile cool down walk, 35 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Fri 5/13 – 1.75 mile walk
Sat 5/14 – 4.35 mile run, 0.39 mile cool down walk
Sun 5/15 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 13.85 miles (9.44 miles less than week 14)
Total ZOOMA Mileage – 241.90 miles
QOTD: How is your mood when the weather is rainy, cloudy, and dreary? Who else struggles with motivation when the weather conditions are unfavorable.