missing motivation.

28 May

Normally, my blog posts are upbeat (although insanely sarcastic) and my workouts reflect a combination of resistance training and intense cardio (well at least I think they’re intense). This entire week, I had absolutely zero motivation to work out. Sure, I got myself to the gym on more than one occasion, but there was something seriously lacking. I’m not sure if it’s related to finals being done and a change in my schedule, but I’m hoping I find some motivation this week – especially since I’m running the San Diego Rock n Roll Half Marathon on Sunday! Any tips?

Here are last week’s workouts:

  • Monday – Cardio Barre
  • Tuesday – 3ish miles on the treadmill
  • Wednesday – Off
  • Thursday – 30 min. treadmill, light weights
  • Friday – Spin class, NROLFW 2A workout
  • Saturday – Off
  • Sunday – 8 mile run (5 chill miles with my roommate, 3 miles harder). I had no desire to do this run – pushed it to Sunday instead of Saturday, and even still needed my roommate to do it with me or else it would have been uggggly).

See what I mean about the lack of “oomph?”

In other news, this week was largely spent in the library. Last time I’ll say that for a few months! I completed my write-on packet on Friday (due on Tuesday) so I have been able to have my first real weekend in awhile!

Here’s some highlights from write-on week:

view from my school’s parking garage.

Dinner at bld. with Jenn and her law school friends…

lamb + tzatziki burger.

Post-write-on celebratory dinner with Whitney at the El Cholo in Santa Monica, with a pit-stop at her office in Brentwood.

hey, getty.

table-made guac!

(not pictured, a margarita + beer…clearly I was living large, and BOMB “Annie’s Early California Enchilada”).

On Saturday, Jenn, Aviva her friend Jane, and I decided to venture up to Sunset to try a new-to-us bar, The Den. Loved the fire pit, the Lagunitas IPA, and the outdoor seating underneath the famous Sunset Strip billboards. Didn’t love our snooty waitress, but I’ll be back.

me, jenn, and jane pretending it’s valentine’s day?

jane and avivaaaaa.

We ended up sitting at a table with two tourists from Slovakia. After they toolishly made us guess their profession (personal trainers) I picked their brains. One of them took a look at the NROLFW website and told me it was a good plan if my goal is to “get stronger.” It was pretty funny, and my girlfriends were definitely annoyed that I used the term “deadlift” in a bar setting.

the canadian tuxedo: popular with slovakian dudes.

The night obviously ended with some D’Amore’s and this photo.

Sunday featured my friend Lily’s college graduation party over in Brentwood, and a much-needed catch up session with my good friends Amanda and Krisse from my sorority. It was so fun seeing everyone!

Anyway, hope everyone in the U.S. is enjoying the day off for Memorial Day. I’m going to try and be in the sun and a little bit by hiking over on the westside. I almost forgot the reason we have this day off but was reminded when I saw a former track teammate post an article about a hurdler from my year in high school who died in Afghanistan a few years ago. Definitely worth a moment or two of the day to remember and give thanks to those serving our country.

5 Responses to “missing motivation.”

  1. anywherethereisanairport May 28, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Love the Getty! That place is magical.

    As for the motivation – I say ride it out. Sometimes our minds… just like our bodies need a bit of rest. If you are still moving and feeling fab – I say go with it! If you can look that good in hot pink hot pants without motivation then you’re doing good. 🙂

    • gillian May 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

      Thank you so much Kristen!

  2. Kaley [Y Mucho Más] May 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    I know what you mean. Sometimes life is just life (even in Spain). And when sometimes does happen, I forget my camera!

    P.S. Nice pink pants.

  3. Inspire U May 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

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