Manic Monday – 06/06/16

Manic

What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 05/30/16: Rest | Rest
I may or may not have spent the entire day in a dark basement binge-watching Harry Potter movies, drinking beer, and eating potato chips. After bawling my eyes out over trying to type up my race recap. I’m obviously very dignified when dealing with disappointment.

Tuesday 05/31/16: Rest | Rest
My quads were pretty shredded, and I was still wallowing hardcore, so I did a big, fat nothing.

Wednesday 06/01/16: Yoga | Rest
I fully intended to go to yoga class, but then I got the news I’d been hired at Athleta on Tuesday night. I was anxious to go in and get my paperwork taken care of, because I knew the rest of my week was pretty busy, so I skipped class.

Thursday 06/02/16: Roller Skating |Β 4ish Miles Walking
Skateland ended up being closed for floor refinishing, so I met my friends at Citizen Cider for $5 dog-and-a-can night. I walked 3 miles at lunch, and also walked to and from Citizen, so I ended up with somewhere around 4 miles of walking.

Friday 06/03/16: 3 Miles Easy |Β 3 Miles @ 10:41 Pace
My first run post “marathon.” It was very hot and humid, but I got it done, and felt pretty good.

Saturday 06/04/16: 5 Miles Easy | Rest
We took a pretty last minute trip to Boston to visit some friends for the weekend, and I opted not to bring running stuff along and just enjoy my weekend.

Sunday 06/05/16: Rest | Rest
See above.

Weekly Mileage: 3
Total 2016 Mileage:Β 392.5

This week is all about getting back into a healthy routine. We meal planned, grocery shopped, and food prepped yesterday after getting home, so I actually have healthy, tasty food to eat all week, which is going to be key to success. I have a good idea of the running I’m going to do this week, and I have hot yoga tonight, so things are looking ok. Stay tuned for a post later in the week on what my plan is post-marathon.

Do you ever prep food for the week? Does it work well for you?

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15 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 06/06/16

  1. dgobs says:

    $5 dog and can at a cider place sounds like perfection. I have good intentions when it comes to meal prepping, but don’t do it nearly often enough. When I do I’m so glad, so that I’m not rushing around in the morning trying to throw together random food to eat, but then life tends to get in the way on the weekends and plans fall short. So it goes!

    • Rae says:

      I agree. It’s often hit or miss for us. If the weekend is busy, that’s usually the first thing to fly out the window. I’m hoping we can prioritize it enough that it eventually becomes habit.

  2. txa1265 says:

    Good for you for leaving the running stuff – and associated stress – at home and choosing to enjoy the weekend! When we go on vacation or away in any vacation-like capacity I make *no* running plans (though for a week-long trip I do bring some stuff just in case πŸ™‚ – my focus is on the family time.

    As for meal prep … it is more like meal ‘planning’ – what are we having each night and making sure we have the basic ingredients. That works pretty well – and both boys have actually been helping out with cooking as well.

    Seeing Suz’s comment made me think of a comment I made on her post about ‘prepping for second marathon’ … my advice was to always do a ‘race post mortem’. Mostly we all do it – we figure out what went well and what didn’t, how we handled pacing and hydration and fueling and so on. But we are not always so good about figuring out what type of person we were during our training – we might know how WE felt … but not necessarily how we presented to others. Valuable information always, but specifically for large endeavors like marathons or going back to school, etc.

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Nothing wrong with a Harry Potter binge, nothing at all. Glad you ended the week on a high note. πŸ™‚
    I don’t meal prep per say, but I take all the necessary food for breakfasts and lunch to work each week. It’s dinner that gets me every time.

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