Better than nothing

I haven't been getting enough sleep for me lately. I like to go to bed at 9:30ish, but sunday & monday night was more like 11:30ish, YUCK! Definitely skipped my tuesday morning speedwork, but after work felt I could still get it in. Went to the gym & started to crank it out, but my body was saying "No way!" I had planned for 4 sets of intervals, but only made it barely through 2. I think the lack of sleeping, and stress were contributing factors. I figured at least I got myself to the gym for a little bit. Typically I sit on my couch and just veg out after work.

Luckily last night, I made it to bed by 9:30, and was able to make a morning cross training/strength workout. Problem is, I am so unmotivated to strength train sometimes. I know it is necessary, but I just don't want to most some days. What do you do to stay motivated with strength training? Are there any moves that you swear by?

I'm so excited, because Stacie at Impossible is Nothing picked me as a winner for a $25 giftcard for Jessica's Gifts! I am so excited since I have been lusting after a necklace from her for a while. I already bought my sister one for christmas, so I'm super excited to splurge on me and get my own!

Off to work, hopefully a less stress kind of day for all of us!



congrats on the win! i am horrible with cross training. finished p90x earlier this year and haven't done anything since. i hope to start it again soon!

Jaime said...

YAY! and now you won the garmin too! lucky you!

Kayla said... are on a winning streak!!! :) I'm totally jealous you won the garmin, but congrats!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Congrats on the win!!!

I'm horrible at getting strength training in too - I finally decided to break it up and just do a little bit each day, rather than trying to do a full body workout all at once. So I will do a few walking lunges and squats after my runs, and then a few arm exercises after spinning. It only takes 10-20 minutes and seems easier!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

congrats! I've been winning giveaways to. just now I won my 5th in two months. not as big as your garmin win though. wow! =)

Ever Strong said...

congrats on the win... 2 in one week! I think you need to buy a lottery ticket :)
Enjoy your garmin!

Stephanie Anne said...

Thanks guys!! I actually discovered I won by reading your posts. You all know Ive been wanting one, so Im super excited!

Shawn Becker said...

Congrats on the win! I was very sad : (( until I visited your blog and now I am so Happy for you! enjoy and keep us posted on how you like it!

Aimee said...

Ha ha..that comic is hilarious!
Sorry, but I don't have any tips for you. I struggle with having motivation to strength train too!

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to have won the Garmin--congrats!! And Jessica's Gifts too!! Lucky lucky!

I am not very good at getting in strength training. If it comes down to it, I will run before I do anything else. I know in the long run it will help with running, but it's so boring to me. I have no found my groove.