Manic Monday – 12/21/15

Manic

What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 12/14/15: Tap RecitalTap Recital, 1 Min. Plank
So very sad to say goodbye to tap class. It was great fun, and a nice, alternative workout once a week. I’d like to eventually take Tap 2, but it doesn’t work with my rehearsal schedule for Mary Poppins.

Tuesday 12/15/15: Short Run2.08 Miles, 1 Min. Plank
This was my first run since quitting the run streak last week, and it felt great. No pressure, no timeline… I just went, and felt really good the whole time. When I got home I also did a one minute plank.

Wednesday 12/16/15: SpinSpin, 1 Min. Plank
In spite of the fact that I HATE getting up any earlier than absolutely necessary, I really like my once a week, 6 am spin class. I love the instructor, I love the studio, and the people who come to the class are super nice and motivational. I wish I could afford to go more often…

Thursday 12/17/15: Short RunRest
I scored tickets for the first showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with some friends, and I have no regret about missing a run for this!

Friday 12/18/15: RestRest
I had a brief rehearsal for a Carpenter’s tribute concert I’m participating in, and then I came home and relaxed for the rest of the evening.

Saturday 12/19/15: 5-6 Miles5.3 Miles
I set out to explore the trails in Farrell Park. I used to run/walk here with my friend Sharon all the time, but hadn’t been over in years. It was so much fun to run through the woods, and great hill training too! And I finished with a fast mile and a bagel, so I was a happy camper.

Sunday 12/20/15: RestRest
Ben and I tried to finish up Christmas shopping, and let me just tell you, going to any kind of shopping center on December 20 is not a good time. I’m still not finished, which is stressing me right out, but oh well. I’ll get it done.

I anticipate this week being busy, both with activities, travel, and holiday shenanigans, but here’s a tentative plan anyway:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: Short Run
  • Wednesday: Spin
  • Thursday: Short Run
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: 5-6 miles
  • Sunday: Rest

How pumped are you for Christmas??

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15 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 12/21/15

  1. Anna @ Piper's Run says:

    I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year. With a 3 and 5 year old it’s so exciting again! I love that you have your week planned out for workouts – I can only seem to do that when I’m training for a race. Right now it’s all by how I feel and what I need to get done around the house.

    • DarlinRae says:

      I’m usually much more on the ball, I don’t know what happened! My poor mother is usually locked in her room on Christmas Eve, frantically wrapping and trying to get done in time to watch movies. I hope you get yours done with plenty of time to spare! Merry Christmas!

  2. kristenk says:

    Awesome job this week! I’m glad you’re back to enjoying running again. And I’ve got like 2 more things to buy which is terrifying because I can’t imagine how much it’s going to suck. Wish me luck!

  3. charissarunning says:

    Yay Christmas!!! I was so behind on shopping this year too – no idea how that happened. Time is just flying by the older I get I guess lol. Glad you enjoyed your runs this week!!

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