Manic Monday – 07/20/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 07/13/15:  Rest Day | Rest Day

I was wiped out after my awesome running weekend, so I just took it easy, and went to rehearsal in the evening.

Tuesday 07/14/15:  3 Easy Miles Easy 5k (pm)

I received some Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless headphones in the mail through my partnership with BibRave, and couldn’t wait to get out and give them a whirl. It was a gross, humid evening, and it even rained on me a little bit, but I was still happy I got it done. Stay tuned for a review of the headphones!

Wednesday 07/15/15:  3 Easy Miles Easy 5k (am)

I finally managed to drag my ass out of bed for a morning run! Woohoo! Of course, I forgot that on days when I run in the morning, I’m hungry ALL DAY LONG, and didn’t fuel properly afterwards. Can’t wait for my Everlast VP to get here so I can have easy post-run protein on hand.

Thursday 07/16/15:  Run Club Track Workout 1.5 Mile Warm Up; 6×400; 1.5 mile cool down

This workout was just what I needed. I worked hard, and had a really good time with a few ladies from running club. If I keep going to these workouts, I know I’m going to get stronger and faster in a hurry.

Friday 07/17/15:  Rest Day Rest Day

We ended up having quite a few people over to play with the kitties and have some drinks (I had seltzer) after work, but I managed to still be in bed before midnight, which was awesome.

Saturday 07/18/15:  Run Club 5k + At Least 2 More Miles, Hiking Voice Lesson; 24 mile bike ride

My voice teacher is in SUPER high demand, and scheduling with him is a nightmare, so I just had to take what was available, which meant skipping my run club 😦 Also, the weather was calling for strong rain and thunderstorms all day, so we decided not to hike Mt. Mansfield. But we ended up going for a 24 mile bike ride instead, which was awesome. My legs were toast by the end. We capped the day off with a beach evening on the lake with our friends Andy and Lindsay.

Sunday 07/19/15:  Rest Day 3.6 mile run

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that this run was not easy. Tired legs, rain, thunder, and trains tried to stop me, but I managed to get it done in the end.

Here’s the plan for the upcoming week:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 30 minutes run/walk intervals with Emily
  • Wednesday: Easy 5k
  • Thursday: Easy 5k (no track workout because I’m going to see a show)
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: 10k race
  • Sunday: Possible rogue running club activities

Did you run or race this weekend?

16 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 07/20/15

  1. txa1265 says:

    I was excited about getting the Garmin Forerunner 225 with wrist-based HR sensor … and Lisa took some ‘girls out’ time with a former co-worked … so naturally I went for a hot & humid run 🙂 It was awesome – and I love the 225!

      • txa1265 says:

        I will keep discussing all the good & bad on Instagram, maybe even do a blog post just to cover it – because I know there is loads of interest. Personally I just tend to not use the chest strap, so this is immediately useful!

  2. dgobs says:

    Nice week! Track workouts with club peeps have always been tough but so worth it for me… I can’t wait to get back to them 🙂 No running for me this weekend but I did get off my butt and went to the gym, so that’s something!

  3. Amy says:

    Nice job on the morning run! Getting up early is a real struggle. I wouldn’t say it gets easy, but you get used to it…eventually.

  4. charissarunning says:

    Awesome week! I did 400s this week too! Who would ever think that running around the track once could be so hard??

  5. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    Great running week.! and 24 mile bike ride.! that’s long. I don’t think I could ride a bike for that long. lol

    Morning runs are like black’s an acquired taste, and some people just never acquire it. lol

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