Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday, where I recap the previous week, and lay out goals for the upcoming week.
Overall I feel really good about this week. Now that my bike is back on the road, I’m incorporating a lot more cross-training without even really trying, and I did all of my scheduled runs, including an 8 mile long run in the summer-y heat.
Monday (Scheduled cross-training day)
We were still in MA for Memorial Day weekend, and this is the day I did my kick-butt track intervals, for a total of 3.2 miles.
Tuesday (Scheduled run day)
Since I ran on Monday, I took Tuesday as a rest day, other than walking to and from work (~4 miles).
Wednesday (Scheduled cross-training day)
Ben and I got up early and did 3.2 miles before work, and I biked to and from work (~7.4 miles).
Thursday (Scheduled run day)
I decided to just bike to and from work (~7.4 miles).
Friday (Scheduled rest day)
We were house-sitting for Ben’s parents for the weekend. Ben and I spent the evening hanging out and drinking a few beers while I prepped for my friend Aimee’s baby shower on Saturday. We may or may not have had a German techno dance party in his parents’ kitchen…
Saturday (Scheduled long run)
I threw a baby shower for my friend Aimee. The theme was orange and gray and foxes. It was a nice, small gathering with good food and good people. I felt really great about doing something nice for my friend. I intended to run after the shower, but since I had nothing but soda and sangria to drink for about 5 hours, I decided it wasn’t a good idea.
Sunday (Scheduled rest day)
After a delicious home-made omelet with mozzarella, tomatoes, peppers and onions, I headed into town to babysit my friend Emily’s daughter, Molly, while she and her hubby Scott did some home improvement projects. It was a beautiful day, so Molly and I took a long walk along the bike path, and then hung out outside. Unfortunately, I got a bit of a sunburn, and a huge spider bite on my back 😦
And then I went for an 8 miler in the sunny, summery heat. I was supposed to do 10, but I wasn’t sure I was well hydrated or fueled enough for that (one glass of water and a handful of Cheeze-Its over the course of 5 hours doesn’t really do much). It was about 77 degrees for the duration of my run, so I made sure to just take it slow. I ran about a minute per mile slower than my usual long run pace, but I never felt dehydrated or nauseous at all, so I feel pretty good about it. I’m trying to acclimate myself to running in warmer weather since there’s no predicting what the day of the half will be like. In Vermont, it could be 50 and overcast, or 80, sunny and humid.
Goals for this week:
- Keep riding to and from work (weather permitting)
- Exercise moderation while on vacation next week. My family is headed to Cape Cod starting Friday, and it’s usually a week of excess. I need to get in a long run on Saturday (hopefully double digits), and at least one other short run, in addition to some walking. I’m hoping to enjoy myself while not going totally overboard on the food and booze.
How do you stay on track while on vacation?
Have you been to a baby shower recently?