Where’d My Motivation Go?

Today is the first time in a looooooong time that I am really craving a gym workout.  It’s dark, cool, and wet outside and my scheduled run is not sounding very appealing :(.

I am planning on a noontime Vinyasa class that should be warm and cozy.  My intro pass at Ashtanga Yoga Charlottesville is up next Tuesday and I plan on fitting in 3 or 4 more classes.  I skipped out on my planned class yesterday and opted instead for 30 minutes of a kickboxing dvd and a 45 minute yoga sesh with Baron (on dvd).

My MISSION more or less went to hell last week.  I seem to have some mental/physical blockage when it comes to long runs, even if I am not sore and/or wiped out from them I think that I need a lot of recovery.  The 8.31 miles on Tuesday left me feeling good but by the end of the week I had NO desire to run and felt like I had done enough for the week.

So, last weeks grand running milage was 8.31!  And yoga, well I only made it to one class.  Life goes on.  I was active most days at least.

It’s already Wednesday but I still want to set some goals for the last week of MISSION: 10k PR.

  • 3 yoga sessions √
  • 2 strength workouts (upper, lower, and abs) √
  • 2 easy runs (4-5 miles)
  • 10K in less than 55 minutes!!!!!!

The weather for Saturday looks perfect, sunny and high of 75 degrees.  Let’s hope it sticks!

My father-in-law is driving over from WV this afternoon to see our house for the first time (better get cleaning!).

How do you motivate yourself to get moving?  Do you run outside in the rain?

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