Manic Monday – 09/14/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 09/07/15:  Rest Rest

After our overexertions at the cast party on Saturday night, Ben and I were both still exhausted, so we slept in late. We took care of a few necessary things around the house, then went to the lake for a bit, reading and soaking up some sun. Then we spent the rest of the day relaxing at home with a few beers, and hit the hay early.

Tuesday 09/08/15:  3 Miles Easy Easy 5k

I was happy to get out and run despite the extra-high humidity. Immediately upon returning home, I cracked a beer, and all was right with the world.

Wednesday 09/09/15:  4 Miles Moderate 6 Miles Easy

I knew that the 9 mile long run my training plan had scheduled just wasn’t going to happen this weekend, so I decided to do a medium long run to sort of make up for it. It was another super humid night, but I managed to finish with a very consistent overall pace, and didn’t totally want to die when I got home. I stretched really well, rolled a bit with my Addaday Pro Roller, and did a few resistance band glute exercises because my right hip has been bothering me quite a bit lately, and I don’t want to end up with a full-blown injury.

Thursday 09/10/15:  Sh’Bam Zumba

My friend who usually teaches Sh’Bam was off in Montreal at a Madonna concert, so my office/gym buddy Freda and I decided to take the Zumba class that was being held instead. Definitely not as much fun as Sh’Bam, but still a great workout, and the instructor was awesome–another theatre kid, naturally 😉

Friday 09/11/15:  Rest Rest

I thought about getting up early to squeeze in another short run, but I had a hard time falling asleep on Thursday night, so that went right out the window. I left work early and we headed out to Underhill to finalize pig roast preparations and hang out with our families.

Saturday 09/12/15:  RestRest

PIG ROAST! It was a long, super fun day. Everything went as well as it possibly could have, and a good time was had by all. Even though it was stressful, I’m SO glad we followed through and did it.

Photo Sep 14, 8 20 15 AM

Photo Sep 14, 8 21 38 AM

Sunday 09/13/15:  RestRest

Cleaning and sleeping were the words of the day. Thankfully, everyone pitched in, so cleanup wasn’t too tough. We hung out at my in-laws for a while, then headed home to clean up and put away all the leftovers. We’ve got lots of delicious pork, tons of beer, and a smorgasbord of leftover snacky foods, so we’re set for a few days.

Now that the pig roast is over, I can commence freaking out about the Spartan race on Sunday. Oy. I honestly have no idea what to do with myself this week or what to expect. I’m just going to try to eat well, get plenty of sleep, hydrate, and hope I don’t die. Here’s the tentative plan:

  • Monday: Body Pump
  • Tuesday: Short run
  • Wednesday: Short run + first tap class!
  • Thursday: Rest
  • Friday: Short run
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Spartan Sprint

Unfortunately, my schedule is about to get thrown out of whack all over again–Ben’s parents are leaving for two weeks in Europe on Tuesday, and we’re house-sitting for them. I’ll be splitting my time between Burlington and Underhill, which means that I’ll be commuting again. This may mean more gym time/treadmill running, or it may mean less training overall because I’m spending more time in a car. We’ll see how it goes!

Have you ever been to a pig roast?

Anyone else headed to Killington for the Spartan races this weekend?

4 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 09/14/15

  1. dgobs says:

    I’ve never been to a pig roast (I did go to a bar in Southie that offers a roast pig as a menu option, and I took part in that as part of a bday party, but I don’t think that’s really the same) but they seem like a ton of work! A friend of mine hosted one recently, and she found a company in NH that does nearly everything for you. Still I think it managed to be stressful, haha… it’s a lot going on for sure!

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