Manic Monday – 01/04/16


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 12/28/15: Short run15 Min Core
It was bloody cold and I was feeling sluggish and slightly holiday hangover-ish, so I just went home to lounge. I did, however, get in a decent core workout, so I feel pretty good about this day nonetheless.

Tuesday 12/29/15: Rest/dinner with friendsRest
My friend Krissy was in town from San Francisco, so we had a little get together at her mom’s house. It was great to see her!

Wednesday 12/30/15: SpinSpin
I SO did not want to get up this morning, but as always, I’m glad I did.

Thursday 12/31/15: Rest/Travel to NJ | Rest/Travel
I left work at  noon and drove the 6.5 hours to central Jersey to see my bestie Mandy and her husband. New Year festivities were in full swing, and we rang in the new year with lots of laughs, food, and drink.

Friday 01/01/16: Short runFast 5k
In spite of being tired and mildly hungover, I got out there for a fast-for-me 5k, and then spent the rest of the day eating and drinking. Ooof.

Saturday 01/02/16: 5-6 milesRest
Lack of sleep and excess eating got the better of me, and I just didn’t feel like running. It was another lazy day of games, TV, and adult coloring.

Sunday 01/03/16: Rest/Travel HomeRest/Travel
I left at noon and made it home by 7, at which point I had to unpack, clean, make lunches, and mentally gird my loins for the busy week I knew work would have for me when I got back.

I know it sounds sad and lame, but I’m actually kind of glad the holidays are over. I have zero self-control when it comes to social eating, and I know I’ve gained a few pounds and I generally feel gross. I refer to this as the post-holiday hangover, and I’m more than ready to get back on track.

Unfortunately, this week will still be challenging as far as finding time and motivation to run. Work is VERY busy this week, and we are still a single car family; with Ben coaching the Nordic ski team, he’s often not home until it would be too late for me to go to the gym. Theoretically the truck will be fixed after this coming weekend, and things will be less challenging. And of course, both marathon training AND Mary Poppins rehearsals start next week, so it’s time to get serious. I’m actually REALLY looking forward to the structure and accountability that marathon training with Coach Suz will bring.

Here is my tentative plan:

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

Are you feeling the “holiday hangover”? How are you combating it?

13 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 01/04/16

  1. SuzLyfe says:

    Totally with you on kind of being happy that holidays are over and food won’t be completely surrounding me at all times, especially as I am getting SO MUCH EXERCISE right now… not. Sending you over forms and things this week!

  2. dgobs says:

    Holiday hungover for sure. I ate too many treats and spent way too much time on the couch. I’m looking forward to my work’s yearly fitness challenge to hopefully whip my butt into shape! 🙂 Nice job with kicking out a 5K in spite of it being NYD! 😉

  3. txa1265 says:

    I was thrilled to get up and go this morning, too many nights where we had baguette and cheese and hummus … and no dinner, but a few drinks. 🙂

    I ran about the usual amount over the entire holiday (3 day weekend off was longest since .. hmmm, not sure), so my body is doing OK, but looking forward to more normalized meal planning and less booze (didn’t say ‘none’!)

  4. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Forget holiday hangover, I’m feeling a 2015 hangover. Unfortunately I’m not fighting like I would like too, I caught the damn bug that was going around. Boo. I am reassessing how this week may go now. But the junk food needs to stop now… but why is it the only thing that sounds good? Grrr.

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