What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 10/19/15: Body Pump | 5k Easy
My gym buddy bailed on class, so I bailed too and just went for a run. I felt good the whole time, and running right after work meant that I still had all evening to cook dinner and relax with Ben.
Tuesday 10/20/15: 3 Miles Easy | Active Rest
I spent about an hour and a half choreographing a can-can dance for a work event, so even though it wasn’t a full workout, I didn’t exactly spend all evening sitting on my butt.
Wednesday 10/21/15: Tap Class | Tap Class
We’re finally getting to the point where I can actually call this class a workout. We’ve started the dance combination for our “showcase” (basically a super-short recital), and it’s really fun.
Thursday 10/22/15: Run Club Speed Workout | Rest
I was just not able to get motivated after work. I wish these Thursday night runs were closer to me; they’re in the next town over, and traffic is always really, really bad at that time of day. Thursday night, the though of sitting in traffic for 20-30 minutes just did not appeal to me at all. Instead, we went to a local bar to watch the Seahawks/49ers game and eat free wings.
Friday 10/23/15: Rest | Rest
After work, I headed down to Massachusetts. My childhood pastor, Robbie, passed away last weekend after a long battle with cancer, and I wanted to be there for the funeral on Saturday. I was blessed to be able to stay with my best friend and her family, so even though it was a sad occasion, I got to spend time with some people I consider to be extensions of my own family.
Saturday 10/24/15: Rest | Rest
The memorial service was lovely. Lots of tears and lots of laughter. There was a luncheon afterwards, and then I made a quick stop at Target before heading home. I watched some Halloween movies at a friend’s house, and was in bed before midnight.
Sunday 10/25/15: Rest | Rest
I had a voice lesson at 9 am, then had to fly out of there to get to my 10 am makeup workshop for White Christmas the musical. I’m excited to be helping out with a show in a different capacity than being onstage. It’s a SIGNIFICANTLY smaller time commitment, but I still get to be part of the fun of show week, and spend some time with my friends.
Needless to say, “training” hasn’t really been happening lately. I’ve had some good runs and good alternative workouts, and I’m just going with the flow. I’m planning to do a follow up post later this week, but I’m basically having a hard time finding a routine. I think once work FINALLY calms down after this week, and once Wine and Dine is over, I’ll be able to regroup and re-evaluate.
This week’s plan:
- Monday: Body Pump or short run (if gym buddy bails)
- Tuesday: Short run
- Wednesday: Tap class
- Thursday: Rest (I have to work late)
- Friday: Short Run
- Saturday: Run club 4 miles
- Sunday: Rest
How do you create and stick to a workout routine? I need all the help I can get right now…