Manic Monday – 07/14/14

Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday, where I recap the previous week, and set out a plan for the upcoming week.

I don’t have much to report today.  As I mentioned on Friday, I haven’t run in about 2 weeks.  The good news is, I’ve been keeping up with riding my bike to and from work every day, and I started a 30-day plank challenge on July 1.  I haven’t been keeping up with it as much as I’d like, but it’s definitely helping to keep me a bit more active than I might be otherwise.


Biked to work (~3.8 miles), and 1 minute plank.  I got a ride home from Ben because we needed to go to the grocery store.


Biked to and from work (~7.5 miles), and 1 minute 10 second plank.


Biked to and from work (~7.5 miles), and 1 minute 15 second plank.  After work, I met some coworkers at a really great open air bar/club on the waterfront called Breakwaters.  One of my coworkers is in a band, and they were playing.  I had a couple of drinks and nibbled some sweet potato fries and nachos.  Yum!


Biked to and from work (~7.5 miles), and 1 minute 25 second plank


Lots of walking and swimming at the family reunion

Photo Jul 12, 4 50 18 PM


Lots of walking, swimming, and seafood at the family reunion 😀

Photo Jul 12, 6 45 54 PM


Lots of driving and bad food on the way home 😦

I would do a recap of the reunion, but every day was pretty formulaic:

Wake up early because sun is shining on tent and I’m roasting.  Walk 1/2 mile to pond.  Swim.  Walk 1/2 mile back.  Coffee.  Brunch.  Walk 1/2 mile to pond.  Swim.  Walk 1/2 mile back.  Snack/nap/chat/squirt gun fight/help around the farm.  Walk 1/2 mile to pond.  Swim.  Walk 1/2 mile back.  Dinner.  Several beers.  Rubber band war (rubber bands from lobster claws are AWESOME).  Sleep.  Repeat.

I’m really excited to be home.  Miraculously, Ben and I get to spend the next two weekends in a row at home.  We have a few activities planned, but it will be nice not to travel.  I’m hoping to get back into a routine here–the last few weeks have been a bit crazy.  I want to re-focus on eating better, and get back to regular running and cross-training.  In tomorrow’s post, I’ll share my plan for how I hope the next few weeks will go as I decide what fall half I’ll be running.

How was your weekend?

9 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 07/14/14

  1. candies & crunches says:

    AH, I know what you mean, sometimes traveling gets exhausting. I was so excited to come back from Europe, not because I didn’t enjoy it there, but because I was missing my hubby LOTS and couldn’t wait to spend time with him, just like you 🙂

    PS. Keep those planks going. You’re getting so much stronger by day! xoxo

    • DarlinRae says:

      Even though traveling is amazing, it’s always nice to come back home to your own bed 😉 And thank you! I’m excited to have a stronger core to support the longer runs 🙂

  2. runsaltrun says:

    That sounds exhausting and like so much fun! Mmmmm lobster. 🙂
    I definitely took a ride on the bad food train over the weekend too and I can’t even use vacation as an excuse. Welcome back and I’m glad you had a blast!

  3. SuzLyfe says:

    I think it was just time for you to get home, too. Traveling can be so disruptive–it’s fun, but it’s nice to have a break from a break and get back on track with just life in general!

  4. dgobs says:

    Sounds like a fun weekend! I totally know what you mean though… getting home can feel like such a relief after traveling. I always relish getting back into my own bed!

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