Manic Monday – 04/20/15

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This is my first week back on a regular schedule after the craziness of the last few weeks of Legally Blonde rehearsals and performances. Considering that I was still catching up on sleep, I give myself a solid A for effort, and look forward to really getting back on track in the coming weeks.

Monday 04/13/15:  Rest day. I didn’t have to go to work until noon, so I slept in, trying to get caught up after running on caffeine and adrenaline for weeks on end. 

Tuesday 04/14/15:  Rest day. Words cannot describe how nice it was to just go home after work for the second day in a row. We had a nice dinner together, and then I went to bed early again.

Wednesday 04/15/15:  2.5 miles easy. This was my triumphant return to running after almost 5 weeks off. It was also my first runch of the year, and it felt amazing. I was able to squeeze in 2.5 miles, stretch, rinse off, change, and eat, all in my hour long lunch break. I can’t lie, this may happen every day…

Thursday 04/16/15:  Rest day. I was going to runch again, but forgot that I had a hair appointment that I needed to leave work early for, so I had to skip my lunch break. Oh well!

Friday 04/17/15: 2.5 miles easy. My lunch date cancelled at the last minute, so I scooted out for another short run. The weather was perfect once again, so while it wasn’t the best or fastest run, I appreciated it a lot.

Saturday 04/18/15:  Three hours of warehouse cleanup for Legally Blonde, which was actually very good exercise–sweeping, mopping, moving furniture around etc. Then I came back to the place we’re house-sitting, showered, and lounged around for the rest of the day.

Sunday 04/19/15:  3 miles. I had hoped to get at least 4 miles, but this run was HARD. I can definitely tell I’ve lost fitness over the last few weeks of not running. But I’m glad I got out there anyway.

The plan for this week is a bit altered due to house-sitting. The elderly woman that we stay with, Fran, is in poor health right now and needs much more help with cooking dinner and cleaning up around the house, so either Ben or I have to be home in time to get dinner on the table by 5:30 (she’s also diabetic and needs to eat on time). Ben is on spring break this week and is picking up a lot of slack, but I don’t want him to feel like he’s on his own. This means that most evenings, rather than going to class or going for a run after work, I need to book it home. But Ben is a good sport, and told me to do what I needed to do, so I’ll hit Body Pump if nothing else.

  • Monday: Lunch run (if it’s not raining); Body Pump
  • Tuesday: Lunch run or walk (if it’s not raining)
  • Wednesday: Lunch run (if it’s not raining)
  • Thursday: Lunch run or walk (if it’s not raining)
  • Friday: Rest day
  • Saturday: At least 4 miles
  • Sunday: Rest

And of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t wish lots of speed and smiles to everyone running the Boston Marathon today. Go get ’em!

Have you/do you ever house sit?

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14 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 04/20/15

    • DarlinRae says:

      We house sit a lot. As a young couple who doesn’t have a house, it’s a great way to have some space to ourselves and “play” at having our own place. And make a few extra bucks, too!

  1. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    I’ve never house sat. Part of me think it sounds fun but the bigger part think its sounds nerve wracking. Every time I watched the house when my parents went out of town when I was younger there were issues. From ant invasions to flooded bathrooms and missing cats. So, yeah, I probably shouldn’t do that. 🙂 Yay for runches!!!

    • DarlinRae says:

      Haha, wow, sounds like you’ve had bad luck! I’ve only had issues a handful of times; generally it’s nice to have a big house and fun animals to play with.

    • DarlinRae says:

      Nah, it’s easier on her to stay with Ben’s parents. She has her normal space, food, and her other kitty friends to play with. I’m not sure the Jack Russell terrier we stay with would like a cat in her territory.

  2. dgobs says:

    Yay for lovely rest days and for an awesome comeback into running! I’ve never housesat before, but it always seemed like a fun thing to do.

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