Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday, where I recap the previous week, and lay out a plan for the upcoming week.
Monday (Attend Athleta Church Street Grand Opening Party)
You can read all about it here. I intended to try and squeeze in some gym time afterwards, but traffic was really crappy so I just gave up and went home.
Tuesday (Scheduled Hill Repeats)
This actually went as planned. There is a neighborhood right near my office that’s got a perfectly square block that’s flat on two sides, and an incline on two sides. I just ran over there, ran around the block 6 times, and back to my office, for a total of 2.35 miles.
Wednesday (Scheduled Cross-Training)
When I wrote my schedule out for the week, I completely forgot about our client appreciation event scheduled for this evening. I was at our event until about 9 pm, so needless to say, I did not work out at all.
Thursday (Scheduled 5 Mile Run)
We decided to go indoor rock climbing with our friends, David and Alex. I was happy to do some form of cross-training this week, and rock climbing is an excellent full-body workout.
Friday (Scheduled Rest Day)
I made up Thursday’s 5 mile run along the waterfront after work. It was a gorgeous evening, and I managed negative splits the whole way!
After my run, I met Ben at our friends’ house to shower, and then I watched his team play broom ball. They lost, but it was a good game. And then we went for a late dinner at Leunig’s Bistro, which is a very fancy schmancy restaurant. But they have a late-night prix fixe menu that’s really good and affordable.
Saturday (Scheduled 9 Mile Run)
Yeah, that didn’t happen. We slept in. Made a dump run. Did some stuff around the house. And went to an AMAZING Oktoberfest party at one of Ben’s mom’s coworker’s house. It’s a restored farm house with the original barn. Can you guess where we partied? Yeah, in the barn. With polka music on the stereo and a keg of Trappe Brewery pilsner. Later in the evening the instruments came out and we had a sing a long. I was in my happy place 🙂
Sunday (Scheduled Rest Day)
I finally did a long run! Yay! I slept in, and had coffee, grits, and toast with sunflower seed butter for breakfast. I sort of took my time getting out the door, but eventually I did. We currently live basically on the side of a mountain, so the entire “out” portion of my out and back run was pretty much downhill, and the “back” portion was essentially uphill. Thankfully, I was smart and tacked on a bit extra in the middle so that I would finish my mileage before the really gigantic uphill portion, and walked the rest of the way home. It was a perfect day to run–sunny, cool breeze, temps in the 50s. I honestly felt like I could have run an entire half marathon that day. After stretching, rolling, eating, and showering, I did two loads of laundry and then sat on my butt for the rest of the day. It. was. awesome.
I’m a bit sore today, so I’m planning to take a rest day to give my muscles a break.
Plan for this week:
- Monday: Rest/stretch/roll
- Tuesday: Hair cut and 40 min tempo run
- Wednesday: Bike and elliptical
- Thursday: 5 miles easy
- Friday: Rest day (maybe go visit my folks?)
- Saturday: 10k virtual race (Jost Oktoberfest?)
- Sunday: Rest/yoga/stretch/roll etc
Who ran long this weekend? Who raced? How did it go??