Manic Monday – 07/21/14

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

This was my first week recommitting to the #Chewsday Challenge, and my first week of my new training schedule, so it’s kind of a big deal.  Overall, I’m pleased with how it went.  I didn’t get in as much cross-training as I’d like, but the good news is, I’m still biking to and from work pretty much every day, which really helps keep my overall fitness/activity level up.

Monday (Scheduled Cross-Training Day)
Ben and I were thoroughly exhausted from our reunion weekend in Maine, and it was pouring after work, so all I did was bike to work in the morning (~3.7 miles).

Tuesday (Scheduled Hill Repeats)
I woke up at 5:30 am and got my tushie over to Battery Street Park for some hill repeats.  The hill there has about 193 feet of elevation over about 1/8th of a mile, so it’s a great hill.  To the hill from my apartment is a good little 1/2 mile warm up, and then I went down and up the hill three times, and home.  Total mileage was 2.25 miles with an average pace of 11:07.  I also walked to work in the morning (2 miles) and rode my bike home (~3.7 miles).

Photo Jul 15, 6 17 48 AM

Wednesday (Scheduled Cross-Training Day)
I rode my bike to work and from work, for a total of about 7.8 miles.

Thursday (Scheduled 3 mile run)
Totally slept in instead of running, but I did do a 1:30 plank, and rode my bike to and from work (~7.8 miles)

Friday (Scheduled rest day)
Since I skipped my Thursday run, I squeezed it in after work.  I only made it 2.4 miles because it was really warm and sunny, but it was better than nothing.  I also rode my bike to and from work (~7.8 miles)

Photo Jul 18, 5 36 34 PM

Saturday (Scheduled 6 mile run)
So, I didn’t run.  Ben and I slept until 10:30, and then spent a leisurely day watching Netflix, playing video games, and cleaning.  And it was just what we needed.  In the evening, we went to the VT Brewers Festival (recap coming soon!), which was lots of fun.  Afterwards, we stopped by a friend’s birthday party, and then I went home while everyone else went to the bars.



Sunday (Scheduled Rest Day)
I wish I could say that after being lazy on Saturday, I got my run in on Sunday.  Sadly, this is not the case.  I slept in late again, and while Ben was gallivanting to a barbecue two hours away, I continued to clean and video game.  It was awesome.  I think Ben ended up being a bit jealous that he didn’t stay home too.  We ended the evening with home made chicken curry on brown rice and Netflix.  Sweet deal.

So how was week one of the new plan?  All in all, not too bad.  I haven’t made it over to my new gym yet, which is kind of sad, but I’m planning to pick up my ID card on my lunch break today, so that I can hopefully make it to a class or two this week.

17 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 07/21/14

  1. dgobs says:

    Nice job with the hill repeats! That’s a part of training that I’ve been trying to block out and pretend doesn’t exist 😉 Maybe someday…

    Your weekend sounds like it was amazing! Sometimes you just really need a Netflix/video game/cleaning day or two. I wish my weekend had been more of that!

    I love that “…and by party I mean take naps” image. I was singing along to KISS on the radio last week and was dorkily proud of the new and improved chorus I wrote, involving “take a nap every day” instead of party. 😉

    • DarlinRae says:

      Yeah, I’m usually the first one in our group to go home/go to bed, and I’m totally ok with that. Partying and going out to the bars is just not really my scene. Netflix and PJs on the other hand… I’m in!

  2. SuzLyfe says:

    Seriously, hill repeats are no joke, so good on you for getting them in. And you all are still probably catching up after all your travel, so this week is not too shabby at all! I am always the party pooper, as it were–sometimes I just flat fall asleep at parties on the couch (that I reserve for our friends, and not more formal company)

  3. txa1265 says:

    I totally am with you on the sleeping in – we were still recovering from vacation this weekend and slept in both days, which compressed time to do other stuff.

    But it sounds like you had a great week (pfft ‘plan’, whatever 😉 ), and really with all of the stuff you’ve been doing, a ‘sleep, Netflix & PJs’ weekend is great!

  4. greenmountainlife says:

    I’m impressed with your Battery park repeats! I went to brunch at Skinny Pancake on Sunday and didn’t even want to walk back up that hill. I’m trying so hard to convince myself that this will be the week I ride my bike to work (I’m entirely convinced that it will be faster than my drive time) but we’ll see how that goes!

  5. piratebobcat says:

    Sounds like a good week. I wish I could ride my bike to work – it’s about 11 miles, but I’d have to cross 2 highways, not to mention I’d be sweating for the next 6 hours. Good for you!

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