Manic Monday – 06/08/15


Monday 06/01/15:  Active Rest Day 

I didn’t run, but Ben and I moved two carloads of stuff into our new apartment, which is on the third floor, oh, and there’s no elevator. It was actually a great leg workout.

Tuesday 06/02/15:  Active Rest Day

Like Monday, I didn’t run, but Ben and I spent several hours hauling crap up three flights of stairs, and Tuesday night was our first night sleeping in the new place–wahoo!

Wednesday 06/03/15:  Active Rest Day

More moving. More lifting heavy things. More stairs. I intended to run for National Running Day, but was just too tired.

Thursday 06/04/15:  5k Virtual Race for National Running Day/Nuun Running Day

Nuun sponsored a virtual 5k race for National Running Day, partnering with the Motigo app. It was my first (and honestly, probably only,) time using the app, and it was pretty cool. I got to hear some inspirational messages from Team Nuun, Kara Goucher, and my fellow BibRave Pros. I love the idea behind the app, but I just don’t think it’s right to ask your friends and family to pay to cheer you. If anything, the runner should pay a per race/monthly/yearly subscription fee that allows friends and family to cheer them for free. But that’s just my two cents.

Friday 06/05/15:  Rest Day

I intended to get up and run, but I was just feeling lazy and re-set my alarm. I had lunch with my friend Emily, and went out for drinks with the Legally Blonde crew after work.

Saturday 06/06/15:  Active Rest Day

More moving. Hauling things up 3 flights of stairs is a GREAT workout. We also took our bikes to Old Spokes home, which is a bike repair shop/used and new bike seller. Unfortunately, the Schwinn I scored last week needed a LOT of work, more than would have been reasonable to pay for, so I donated it to their charity program and bought my dream bike instead:

Please forgive the terrible picture.

Please forgive the terrible picture.

A 70’s era 3-speed cruiser. I have ALWAYS wanted one, but have never been in a position where I could justify the purchase. Now that we live in a place where bike commuting is often faster and easier than driving, I decided to throw caution to the wind, and I couldn’t be happier. She’s perfect.

Sunday 06/07/15:  Run for Martha 5k Race

Recap coming soon! You may have seen on my Instagram that it was a short course, but I’ve got some thoughts I’ll share during my recap. Then I had Chess rehearsal, and afterwards, Ben and I had dinner and drinks with our friend Erik.

Hello, gorgeous!

Hello, gorgeous!

Yes, that’s a lot of whiskey. No, we didn’t drink it all. Not for lack of trying, though!

Now that the bulk of our moving adventure is over, I’m hoping to get back on a somewhat normal schedule this week. Here is my tentative workout plan:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday:  3 miles (Maybe throw in some intervals?) in the morning; run-walk with my friend Emily after work
  • Wednesday:  3 miles
  • Thursday:  3 miles (Maybe some hill repeats?)
  • Friday:  Rest day
  • Saturday:  First meeting of the Lake Champlain Running Club (stay tuned for a post on this!)
  • Sunday:  Rest day

What’s your drink of choice? Mine is vodka and soda with lots of lime. Or a margarita 😀

20 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 06/08/15

  1. dgobs says:

    That Motigo app situation is disappointing for sure… I didn’t actually use it or look into it too closely (bad blogger) so I didn’t realize people have to pay to cheer you on… not cool. What is cool though? Your bike! Awesome! My mom has one like that and I love/lust after it 🙂 Drink of choice, hmm. Depends on my mood, but if I had to pick one I’d say Orange Dry with some whipped cream vodka in… tastes just like a creamsicle!

  2. txa1265 says:

    I am pretty heavily a red wine person year ’round. Occasional beer, some summer gin & tonics, infrequent Grand Marnier, also occasional white wine … not much else. 🙂

    I do get to play bartender for Lisa, who live most things in the vodka family, particularly Martinis and Cosmos 🙂

    Sad about the one bike, but cool about the other one! And you’re right – all that lugging is definitely a workout – our whole development had a yard sale this weekend, so we were hopping and lugging stuff … exhausting 🙂

  3. allisonfiorini says:

    Moving is a badass workout in itself. We did that two years ago and I was sore for weeks! Your bike looks so freaking cool! My drink of choice is either a gin and tonic, or a mojito!

  4. SuzLyfe says:

    Holla for moving! It is a mental workout even if you aren’t hauling the things as well! Drink of choice is craft beer or tequila with soda and lime. mmmmmm

  5. runsaltrun says:

    I had the BEST margarita over the weekend so I’m thinking that might be my favorite right now, especially because summer is upon us. Honestly, I think that moving is the most strenuous workout around. Congrats on getting it all done and I’m excited for your race recap!

    • DarlinRae says:

      Margaritas, when done properly, are god’s gift to man. There’s a Mexican place near me that makes the BEST house margaritas ever–they come in a pint glass and are only $6!

  6. kristenk says:

    Yay for almost being done moving! The unpacking part is rough, but then you’ll be done and all settled in! It’s such a good workout though.

  7. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Moving and 3 flights of stairs-umpteen times- counts as running- you got your work outs in! Congrats on the new bike!! I don’t drink often, but when I do it is either a margarita or Patron. I have yet to ever find a beer or wine that I like. I’m so weird. Have a great week!

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