Manic Monday – 05/26/14

Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday, where I recap the previous week, and lay out goals for the upcoming week.  Please remember that unless otherwise noted, I’m walking or biking the 2 miles to work every week day, and sometimes home again as well, in addition to whatever workout is listed.

I know, I know, it’s Tuesday, not Monday.  But I had a jam-packed weekend and by the time I got home, I just didn’t feel like logging in.  So just pretend with me 🙂

Scheduled cross-training day.

  • Squats:  1 x 10 @ 20 lbs; 1 x 10 @ 30 lbs; 1 x 10 @ 50 lbs
  • Leg Press:  1 x 12 @ 90 lbs; 2 x 10 @ 180 lbs
  • Bent over row:  3 x 12 @ 15 lbs
  • Biceps curl:  3 x 10 @ 10 lbs
  • Push ups:  10 on knees
  • Various abs exercises and stretching – 10 minutes

Scheduled 3 mile run.  Ben joined me for a 3.2 mile run at 5:30 am.  I actually really enjoyed running early in the morning.  Firstly, there was less traffic to deal with, and secondly, it meant that after work I could just come home, cook dinner, and hang out instead of having to squeeze in a run.

Scheduled cross-training day.  Other than walking to and from work, I didn’t do a workout today.  I’m overtired and I haven’t been sleeping well, so I decided to just take it easy.

Scheduled 3 mile run.  Ben and I went for another 3.2 mile, 5:30 am run.  Our new plan is to get up at 5:30 every work day.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will run, and on the other days we’ll actually be able to take it easy before work–hang out, have a cup of coffee together, watch the news etc.  I’m very excited about this, especially because my body seems to be programmed to wake up at dawn these days.

Friday – Sunday
No workouts, but much fun was had.  I’ll be putting together a Memorial Day weekend post for tomorrow so you can see what we got up to!

As for last week’s goals, I didn’t do as well as I would have liked.

  • Actually do push ups.  I did them more than I didn’t, but I still didn’t do them every day
  • Run in the morning.  Done!
  • Focus on nutrition.  Doing better.  Logging my eats has been helping, but I still need more protein and more veggies, and less sugar.  This weekend was tough,  but I definitely did better than I could have, so I’m not going to stress out over it.

And some new goals for this week:

  • Continue morning running.  It works, I like it, and it leaves my evenings free
  • Don’t skip the long run.  The half is only a little over a month away, so I’d like to get into the double digits a few times just to feel better about the whole thing.  I didn’t do a long run this weekend because we were traveling, so I need to get it in this week.

On the whole I’m feeling pretty good about my training.  I know there are some things I could be doing better, but I’m confident at this point that if I keep doing what I’m doing, I should be able to at least finish the half, even if I have to take some walking breaks.

What are your goals this week?


5 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 05/26/14

  1. SuzLyfe says:

    I have to say that every time I see “Manic Monday” it puts a smile on my face. A) new post from you b) song. No sweat if you had to take some time off–being overtired is a very valid reason. I usually just get lazy, especially if it is a gym session. I will go out and run and keep running, but if it is in the gym, HAH.
    Goal for the week: not to overdo the walking and running combo while on vacation, and also to be mindful of my eating. I get out of hand quickly in social situations, and whether or not I can afford it weight-wise (I know that I can), it just makes me feel gross. But to still enjoy myself.

    • DarlinRae says:

      That sounds like a great goal! Being on vacation can be really tough, and social situations always cause me to make less-than-smart food choices.

      Enjoy your vacay!

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