Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday, where I recap the previous week, and lay out a plan for the upcoming week.
Whew–what a week! Birthdays and concerts and packing, oh my! The good news is, I was pretty spot-on with my training this week, and I’m feeling great.
Monday (Scheduled Cross-Training Day)
This turned out to be a rest day. It was our first evening back after house-sitting all weekend, and we were anxious to get some packing and homework done.
Tuesday (Scheduled Hill Repeats)
As you already know, I completed 5 hill repeats on Battery Street, and felt like a total bad ass afterwards. We also took a load of furniture to our storage unit, so I got a little bit of alternative strength-training in.
Wednesday (Scheduled Cross-Training)
Hit up the gym for 45 minutes on the elliptical machine, and when I got home, did 30 squats and a few hip-strengthening exercises.
Thursday (Scheduled 3 mile run)
It was a cool, rainy day, which is actually pretty great running weather. Right after work, I did a quick 5k route around our neighborhood, and then we did more packing and another trip to the storage unit, and I did 35 squats before bed.
Friday (Scheduled Rest Day)
We had Ben’s birthday party at our place. We had very little furniture and everything was a mess, but it was still a blast. And we ended up with a lot of beer in the fridge–score!
Saturday (Scheduled 5 mile run)
I got up at 8 and knocked out 5 miles pretty easily. While it was cool and breezy, it was humid too. I felt really good the whole run, and was happy to have it out of the way. The rest of the day was devoted to packing and cleaning, and then I went to the Champlain Valley Fair, where I ate my weight in fried dough nuggets, maple creemees, and french fries with nacho cheese dip. So, so bad, but so, so good! The Goo Goo Dolls concert was pretty good, but also kind of sad. The band was frozen in my mind as they were in 1998, and now they just look old and tired, and the lead singer couldn’t hit all of the notes during Iris, which was unfortunate.
Sunday (Scheduled Rest Day)
Ah, Sunday, a day devoted to rest… And by rest, I mean packing and cleaning. My parents came up to help my sister get her stuff together, and Ben and I made 2 trips to our storage unit, and one out to his folks’ place in Underhill. We also took a field trip to the Burton Summer Sale, where we each got $200 coats for $50. Awesomesauce! And Ben’s parents made us dinner, which was so nice, because our kitchen is a shambles and we’ve only got bare bones utensils until we complete the move.
All in all, this was a great week, and I’m hoping to continue the trend of getting all of my workouts done. The goal for this week is to make time for exercise even though we’re going to be crazy busy with moving stuff. I already told Ben that I was planning to work out almost every evening this week, and he was psyched because that gave him more time to do homework every night before we commence moving activities.
How did your running go this weekend? Do you ski or snowboard?