Manic Monday…Er, Tuesday

Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday (Tardy Tuesday?), where I recap the previous week, and lay out a plan for the upcoming week.

So, yeah, I’m a day late.  My excuse is that I was moving all weekend, my computer still isn’t set up, and I’m exhausted.  Sorry!

This week was pretty dang good, if I do say so myself.  In spite of the fact that we made at least one move-related trip somewhere every night this week, I managed to get in a decent amount of workouts.

Monday (Scheduled Cross-Training)
I spent 45 quality minutes on the elliptical, and then did 40 squats.  And then moved a bunch of crap into our storage unit.  Hooray, cross-training!

Tuesday (Scheduled 30 min tempo run)
I already talked about this a bit the other day, so in summary–yes, I did my first tempo run, and it went well.  Afterwards I did plenty of stretching and rolling, because the elliptical made my left calf super tight for some reason.

Wednesday (Scheduled Cross-Training)
I did not work out on Wednesday.  Ben and I spent a good 2 hours after work packing, and then took a load of stuff to his parents’ house, where they fed us delicious, delicious pasta.  I was intensely grateful for a good meal, because our kitchen was a train wreck and we didn’t have any plates or bowls left to eat with.  I did do 45 squats, though.

Thursday (Scheduled 3 mile “easy” run)
The only workout I did was scrubbing our toilet and tub, cause they were NASTY.  And then we ate giant burritos for dinner and watched Futurama until we fell asleep.  It was glorious.

Friday (Scheduled Rest Day)
Total rest day, other than packing and cleaning.

Saturday (Scheduled 6 mile run)
I actually managed to squeeze this in–I just got up early and banged out 6 miles that were neither easy nor hard, so I’ll call that a win.  And then we packed and cleaned and hauled stuff around ALL DAY.  Then I read and ate fro-yo for a few hours while Ben played basketball.  And then we went to a suspenders surprise birthday party.  Being the (exhausted) party animals that we were, we were home and in bed by midnight.

Photo Aug 30, 8 46 23 AM

Sunday (Scheduled Rest Day)
There was nothing restful about this day.  So much cleaning.  So much packing.  So much stressing about whether or not stuff would fit in the cars.  We took a brunch break to meet up with our friends Nick and Nikki, and refueled with eggs, bacon and home fries.  And allthecoffee.  By about 3 pm were officially at the in-laws’, but still had lots of unpacking and organizing to do.  We quit around dinner time and had some well-deserved beers, and went to bed at 9.

This Week:
The goal for this week is to develop a new routine based on my new 45 minute each way commute.  I want to make sure I’m still fitting in all my runs, and I really want to check out a Body Pump class this week, since I’m now pretty much driving right by my gym every day.  But on the flip side, I need to make sure I get home in time to help with dinner, eat, and get to bed at a decent hour.  It’s going to be an interesting balancing act, for sure!

What was your favorite thing about this long weekend? Are you looking forward to fall?


12 thoughts on “Manic Monday…Er, Tuesday

  1. prairieprincessrunners says:

    I always find the elliptical machines make my calves super tight–I don’t even go on them anymore because 24 hours later, my calves will have seized up.

    Oh and my favourite thing about this long weekend was getting a lot of time to relax. It was the best part. 🙂

  2. dgobs says:

    Giant burritos and Futurama until falling asleep = win. And I’m so curious… suspenders surprise party??

    My favorite thing about the long weekend was being able to loll around and read without feeling like I was wasting time! The three days did go by a little too fast, though. And even though I feel a bit like I was gypped of a real summer since it started so late this year, I’m reeeeally looking forward to running in cooler fall weather!

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