Have you seen my motivation?

If you happen upon it, could you be so kind as to send it back to me?

For the past few days I have had a sore throat...it actually seems better today, but now nasal congestion and general feelings of malaise seem to have replaced the raw throat. At first I thought I'd just picked up a cold bug, since my son has been kinda snurfly, but now I'm thinking maybe it's allergies kicking-in (Dane seems to also have inherited seasonal allergies...poor kid. At least mine didn't set-in until I was 12 or 13). We've had above freezing temps and lots of thawing for about the past week, so the mold count is probably pretty high.

Yesterday I had a nice 4 mile hill workout. Today I need to do an easy 7-8, but I'm just not feelin' it...I just need to do it and enjoy my rest day tomorrow. In addition to not feeling 100% I also didn't sleep well. I had a very disturbing dream last night that involved DH in a car accident and I didn't sleep well after that.

On the literal "bright side" of things, the sun is shining...again. I think we've had about a week solid of mostly sunny days. This is almost unheard of any time of the year in western MI, but particularly in March. It is definitely welcome after our dreadful Feb. of constant cloud cover, higher-than-average snowfall and bitter cold.


  1. Oh you poor thing. I know just how you feel. Hopefully as the weather improves into spring proper you'll feel a lot more like it.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. I LOVE THIS!!!! So funny!! My friend Abby and I actually tried the screaming thing on our 22 miler yesterday. After about 15 miles, anytime we would stop for water our legs would seriously hurt when we started running again - so we started screaming to get through the initial pain!! We had both seen this clip and loved it. We got a lot of confused looks on the trail. It was hysterical!! And it helped!!

  3. You got your run in!! Great job!! Hope you're feeling better. My motivation is also lacking lately. I think it's because it's sunny outside, but still really cold. Not fair. It's like we're being tempted by Spring, but we just can't have it yet. Mother Nature's been such a bitch lately.

  4. Sounds like your weather is similar to ours...I am loving the sun, but still wishing for more single-layer, glove-free runs. I'm thinking I may purchase a month of tanning to make my legs look less like raw bratwurst before it gets warm enough for skirts, though...