Is it weird that I’m really quite happy that today is rainy and dreary? It was bright and sunny all last week when I was sick and it actually upset me a bit. I guess I just feel like I should be out doing things when the weather is nice and I feel like I have “permission” to stay in and hunker down when it’s dreary out.
Even Sophie knows it’s a snoozy day. I don’t think she’s gotten up from her bed once
I am definitely on the mend but still have some lingering cold symptoms. Colds can last up to 2 weeks and I’m right at the 1 week mark today (feels like it’s been an eternity) so I just have to give myself a few more days. I have been sleeping pretty well the last few nights (10 hours each night!) and waking up before my alarm feeling somewhat refreshed. That is a big win in my book! I do find that as the day goes on I get more fatigued, but hopefully I will be full strength by the end of this week. I plan on doing my last 22 mile run on Sunday or Monday–exactly 3 weeks out from the MCM, which allows for the perfect taper. I have to admit the final 5 weeks of my training did not go as planned since I got sick, but I guess that’s life.
So I’m using today to really focus and get work done. October is the craziest time because we have journal articles coming out and conference presentations to put together (I’m going to one of the big higher ed conferences in Vegas in November ) plus I’m now applying for jobs, which means putting together my CV and research/teaching statements. That whole dissertation thing? It’s on the back burner baby. So with all that I was really happy when I walked out of the bedroom today and saw how dreary it was outside. If I can’t see the top of the mountain I know it’s gonna be a good work day
I can just feel fall coming (even though it’s supposed to be in the 80s tomorrow through Friday…yuck!) and the trees are starting to change colors. Puts me in the mood to make cup after cup of tea/coffee with the trusty Keurig
So that’s the plan for the day. Work, work, work. Later I’m planning on hitting up the gym with the bf for a mini “back from being sick” workout. Actually I went to the gym yesterday and ran a whooping 2 miles. I know, that’s like superstar mileage right there
Do you like dreary days once in a while as well?
What’s your favorite type of coffee or tea?