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: Rest | Rest
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.
Sunday 09/13/15: Rest | Rest
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?