Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday, where I recap the previous week and lay out a plan for the upcoming week.
Monday (Scheduled Cross-Training Day):
Walked to work (2.21 miles). My bike has been acting funny, and I knew we needed to grocery shopping after work, so Ben picked me up.
Tuesday (Scheduled Speed Work):
Ben and I were up late watching Season 3 of Hell on Wheels on Netflix (so good! Any watchers?), so I was unable to drag my carcass out of bed for an early run, and after work we drove down to Quechee (about 1.5 hours) for my mom’s 60th birthday dinner, so this was an unplanned rest day, other than walking to work (2.21 miles).
Wednesday (Scheduled Cross-Training Day):
Since I missed my speed work on Tuesday, I got my butt over to the gym for a treadmill day. I did a 1 mile w/u, working my way up to a 10 min/mile pace, then did 4 x 400 at 8:34 pace, with 400 recovery at 10 min/mile pace in between, and a short cool down, for a total distance of 3.24 miles. I was a sweaty, sweaty beast when I finished, but I felt really strong. I’m excited to keep up these workouts! I also walked to and from work, for a total of about 4.4 miles.
Thursday (Scheduled 4 mile Run):
Walked to and from work (~4.4 miles), and hauled a bunch of file boxes around while at work. Ben and I also had a long overdue date night, which was wonderful. Tacos and margaritas at El Gato, and Fro Yo at Orange Leaf. Mmmm.
Friday (Scheduled Rest Day):
Walked to and from work (~4.4 miles), and hauled a bunch more file boxes around while at work. After work, I met up with my friend Emily for dinner, drinks, and shopping 😀 I really needed some new work clothes, so this was timely.
Saturday (Scheduled Virtual 10k Race):
I ran the Jost “Beat the Heat” virtual 10k. It went really well, but I’m waiting until I receive my medal to do a full recap 🙂 The rest of the day was errands related to moving, and then we had some friends over in the evening for video games, beer, and wine.
Sunday (Scheduled Rest Day):
Ben and I had a lazy morning with omelettes, coffee, and video games, and then I drove down to Quechee for my dad’s birthday celebration. His actual birthday is Tuesday, but we decided to celebrate on Sunday so I didn’t have to drive 3 hours round trip on a Tuesday again (my parents’ birthdays are exactly one year and one week apart). While it was a lot of driving, I’m glad I went. I could tell my dad was really happy to have the whole family there.
Plan for this week:
I sort of fell off the wagon with my plank challenge, so I’m planning to revive that this week. I left off at 1 minute, 30 seconds, so I’m going to start there and keep going. I also want to get back to my 10 push-ups per day, and add in some daily hip strengthening exercises, since my hips were very sore for a few days after the half. I think I may actually need to set a “workout” alarm on my phone or something, otherwise I’m never going to remember to do this…
Otherwise, it’s business as usual:
- Mon: Cross train
- Tues: Hill repeats (4 total this week)
- Wed: Cross train
- Thurs: Short, fast run
- Fri: Rest
- Sat: Long run (7 miles)
- Sun: Rest
What was your favorite part about this weekend? Mine was my maple creemee. Mmmmm ice cream!