Rain, Rain Please Go Away

What a rainy and nasty week it has been!  Since Neal and I return to DC Monday night it has not stopped raining.  It rained all day Tuesday, all day Wednesday, all day Thursday, and has yet to let up today.  I don’t mind the rain but I just hate the gray sky.  I miss the sun.

Check out the flooding not too far from my house.

This weekend’s weather is still up in the air, but I’m hoping to see a little sun!  The gray sky tends to bring my energy levels down and leaves me with a lack of motivation.  After work this week I haven’t really had the energy to accomplish my to do list.  I’ve been slacking big time on my graduate school work, so I’m going to have to make up for it this weekend.

Today really has been a great day, despite the fact that Neal and I didn’t go for our run this morning.  To make up for it, I am going to go for a run after work today with Liz at her gym.  Side note, Liz made a ROCKIN’ dessert last night and I just had to share.  She made a low fat chocolate trifle which tasted a-mazing!

Instead of topping it with chopped chocolate, she topped it with English toffee bits!  It was fantastic.

In other news, I have cancelled by gym membership (eek!).  As Neal and I are back into our running routine, spending $89.99 a month to attend 4-8 spin classes just isn’t worth it.  In addition, I now have access to my gym at work so why pay for an additional gym if I don’t have to?

I think training outside this fall/early winter will go well, but I’m a little nervous about January-March.  Those months are always tough on me, so I’m thinking I may join Crossfit at that time.  Ali from Food. Fitness. Fashion. has really inspired me to look into Crossfit and I’m thinking it’d be a great addition come December/January! It’s a little pricey, but I know I would love it!

In even greater news, Sprint PCS is going to carry the iPhone 5 starting in October.  I am stinking thrilled!! I can’t wait to get rid of my blackberry!

Weekend Sneak Peak

Friday night — Running with Liz and then relaxing!!  I need to get some good rest in and will need to get to bed early.

Saturday morning — Grad work and lots of delicious coffee

Saturday at Noon — Iowa vs. Iowa State football game

Saturday night — Grad work, laundry, and relaxing

Sunday morning — 3 mile run with Neal and the Old Town Alexandria Art Festival

Sunday afternoon — Weekly planning for next week, grocery shopping, and the Redskins vs. Giant football game!

What plans do you have for this weekend? 


6 Responses

  1. CANNING!!!

    So much work but so much fun!

  2. That trifle looks really REALLY good.

    Canning is super easy.

    Iowa better win. 😉

  3. Hey, I’m canning too….peaches with my husband this afternoon!! Glad to know others are doing the same. We’ll save you some Ashley!! We’ll be watching the giants/redskins game tmw too!!

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