Manic Monday – 09/21/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 09/14/15:  Body Pump At-Home Strength

Once I got home after work, I just didn’t feel like leaving. I made dinner and read for a while, then did some resistance band exercises for my glutes and hips, and some push-ups. Not much, but better than nothing.

Tuesday 09/15/15:  Short Run 15 Minutes Core

First thing when I woke up, I did a 15 minute core workout of my own design, just a random mish-mash. I was going to run with Emily, but I woke up with a sore throat and felt progressively worse as the day went on. I left work at noon and just dozed all afternoon. Went to bed at 9pm but was so congested I didn’t really sleep. Ugh.

Wednesday 09/16/15:  Short Run + Tap Class |  Tap Class

After pretty much not sleeping the previous night, and still feeling like heck, I decided not to run, but still went to work. My crazy conscience won’t allow me to skip work and still go to tap class, and I REALLY wanted to go to my first tap class. It was the most fun. The hour flew by and I can’t wait for next week!

Thursday 09/17/15:  Rest 2 Treadmill Miles

I can’t lie, this run was tough. Whether it was running on a treadmill for the first time in 6 months, or that I set an ambitious pace, or that I hadn’t run in a week, I don’t know. I intended to hit 5k but just couldn’t do it.

Friday 09/18/15:  Short Run 45 Minutes Elliptical

After my less-than-stellar run on Thursday, I decided to just do something else to get moving. I hadn’t ellipticized in months, but I (finally!) started listening to the podcast “Serial” and before I knew it 45 minutes was up.

Saturday 09/19/15:  Rest Rest

Hey look, I finally did what was on the schedule! I ran around a bit doing errands and picking up snacks and fuel for the Spartan, but mostly I just took it easy all day.

Sunday 09/20/15:  Spartan Sprint Spartan Sprint

You’ll have to wait for a full recap later this week, but for now let’s just say, “Holy crap I’m sore,” and, “I wouldn’t say no to doing it again.”

The focus for this week is to really, truly, once and for all get back on track with half marathon training. Things have been pretty loosey-goosey for the last few weeks, and if I still want to attempt a PR half marathon the weekend before W&D, I’ve got lots of work to do. Here’s the plan for this week:

  • Monday: REST and recover from Spartan
  • Tuesday: Slow, short run with Emily (holy crap the Color Run is this weekend!)
  • Wednesday: Short run + tap class
  • Thursday: Medium run + Sh’Bam
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: Color Run + 6 miles for 9 total
  • Sunday: Yoga/recovery

When’s the last time you ran on a treadmill?

Would you ever do/have you ever done a Spartan Race?

6 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 09/21/15

  1. txa1265 says:

    Even at the gym I can’t stand treadmill, though I have never really given it a fair chance, I’d rather use the elliptical or bike (or both).

    Also never done a Spartan – though it is funny that I ended up knowing someone who did the same one as you – a guy I went to college with lives in Saratoga NY and headed up with some friends! I had no idea until I saw the pictures this weekend! Small world!

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