Manic Monday – 11/23/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 11/16/15: Rest 15 Minutes Core
I didn’t make time to run, but while I was watching TV in the evening, I did some planks, bridges, clam shells, leg raises, and other core/hip strengthening exercises.

Tuesday 11/17/15: Short RunRest
I intended to go for a short run after work, either outside or on the treadmill, but my stomach had other ideas. I had really awful stomach cramps for a couple of hours, so running went out the window.

Wednesday 11/18/15: Tap classTap Class & Early Morning Spin
As I stated in my post last week, I intend to hit this 6 am spin class every week from now on. Ryan is an awesome teacher and I need exercise other than running to keep me healthy.

Thursday 11/19/15: Run club speed workoutRest
A friend of mine was desperate for a babysitter, so instead of run club, I spent the evening hanging out with an adorable 5 year old.

Friday 11/20/15: RestRest
Since this was the only night of the week I didn’t have plans, I went straight home after work, changed into PJs, made dinner, and spent the evening watching NCIS on Netflix.

Saturday 11/21/15: Run club 4 milesRun Club 5k; 5.5 miles walking
Everyone at run club was feeling tired and/or injured, so not many went the full 4 miles. Since this was my first run in just about 2 weeks, I decided to only do the 5k as well. In addition to run club, I did about 5.5 miles walking around town since Ben took the car for the day.

Sunday 11/22/15: Rest10 Minutes core
Our wedding anniversary! We slept in, went out to breakfast, did some errands, hung out at home, went out to dinner, and watched some movies together before an early bed time. But while we watched movies, I did some core and hip/glute exercises. I need to be doing them every day!

Not quite the week I had planned out, but not bad on the whole. This week may be tricky because we’re traveling for Thanksgiving, but I’m hoping to at least get in a few miles each day for the #RWRunStreak.

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: Rest
  • Wednesday: 1 Hour Spin
  • Thursday: 2 miles easy
  • Friday: 2 miles easy
  • Saturday: 2 miles easy
  • Sunday: 2 miles easy

Are you traveling this week for Turkey Day?

18 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 11/23/15

  1. charissarunning says:

    Happy anniversary!! That sounds like the best kind of day together – food and movies 🙂 Hmm…maybe I should start the RW Run Streak?! I’ve never done it before or really even considered it but after having a crazy lazy week this past week, maybe I need something extra to give me some motivation! Great job on getting in some core work! That’s something else I have to pick up again too.

  2. dgobs says:

    Happy anniversary again! 😉 Good luck with the run streak… it always sounds awesome when I hear about it but I know myself and know someone would go awry if I tried, so I’ve never bit the bullet.

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Happy anniversary! Nice work getting the core work done while watching tv. I always tell myself that I am going to do that but never follow through. I’ve thought about the run streak, I do every year, but I have a feeling I would fail on the 2nd day. 🙂 Good luck!

  4. Pippa @ Pip in Motion says:

    This is such a lovely idea, what you planned vs what happened. I actually used to do that for my half marathon training to keep an idea of expectations vs reality. It was so much more useful than beating myself up whenever it didn’t go to plan!

  5. hellyontherun says:

    Yay! Happy anniversary!! My kids have been sick and my husband has been traveling so much that my marathon training has definitely faltered. We have those weeks but no worries, we got this! 🙂

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