Manic Monday – 03/23/15

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A nasty cold really derailed this week. I didn’t run once.

Monday 03/16/15:  Unscheduled Rest Day. This should have been an easy 3 mile run, but I was feeling really yucky after work, so I just ran a few errands before rehearsal, where I did a fair bit of dancing and jumping rope. I also did 10 push ups, 10 triceps dips, and a 30 second plank before bed.

Tuesday 03/17/15:  Rest Day. I was still feeling gross, so Ben and I went out for dinner and a movie. I still managed 10 push ups, 10 triceps dips, and a 30ish second plank when we got home. I was in bed, lights out, by 10.

Wednesday 03/18/15:  Unscheduled Rest Day. I developed a nasty cough overnight, so no running, again. 😦 I had rehearsal and did some jump rope stuff, but was mad to miss another day, especially during race week. But I did my push ups, triceps dips, and plank.

Thursday 03/19/15:  Rest Day.  It was my younger twin sisters’ birthday, so I met up with my parents, one of my sisters (the other one lives in Detroit), and her boyfriend for a drink and some appetizers at Buffalo Wild Wings. I was really proud of myself for only having one beer and a few nibbles before going home to a dinner of brown rice chicken stir fry. Yum!

Friday 03/20/15:  Unscheduled Rest Day. I was still feeling sick, and wanted to reserve all of my energy for rehearsal, since I knew we were going to be working the jump rope number  A LOT. I picked up my bib for Saturday, gassed up the car, and picked up my shoes for the show, then had a long, tiring rehearsal, and went to bed.

Saturday 03/21/15:  Spring Fling 10k. When I went to bed Friday night, I had every intention of getting up to try and at least run, if not “race” the 10k. Unfortunately, I had a miserable night of sleep and my sinuses were full of gunk, so when my alarm went off in the morning, I made the decision to stay in bed and try to get more sleep. I’m gonna talk a bit more about this decision in tomorrow’s post, but in short, I have no regrets. I spent the day watching movies and knitting and it was just what I needed.

Sunday 03/22/15:  4 hours of jumping rope and dancing at Legally Blond rehearsal. It was a good rehearsal, and it really feels like things are coming together. Less than three weeks until opening night!

The goal for this week is just to get healthy. My schedule is only going to get more crazy over the next three weeks, so I need to be taking care of myself.

When is the last time you took a complete lazy, sitting-on-your-butt day?

17 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 03/23/15

  1. runsaltrun says:

    I’m so sorry you were feeling sick for most of the week last week and glad you didn’t push yourself though that race. VERY smart move. The last time I took a complete rest day was Friday and I’m probably going to do so again today. Sometimes rest is best. 🙂

    I hope this is a feel better week for you!

  2. charissarunning says:

    I hope you feel better soon! I’m glad you see the importance of resting – it will pay off shortly. Stay healthy! 🙂

  3. dgobs says:

    I hope you’re feeling better! It sucks when sickness derails everything. I’m still trying to get back in some kind of a routine after having the flu a month ago! I think the no-10K decision was a good one… running in nasty weather with sinus issues would have been miserable! There’ll be more 10Ks, and there’s always the Tufts 10K later this year 🙂

  4. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Bummer about not racing but glad to hear you are feeeling better. I have to say that a doing nothing day sounds pretty amazing. Why do we have to be sick in order to have one? Hope you continue to feel better this week!

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