Manic Monday – 07/25/16

Manic Monday

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon Training Week 2
What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 07/18/16: YogaWalk at Lunch
Long story short, I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by our messy apartment, and I knew that any serenity I might find at yoga would be wiped away the minute I stepped inside our shitheap. So, I went home and did a flurry of chores, and felt much better. I’m glad I got the walk in at lunch. Pokemon Go for the win!

Tuesday 07/19/16: 4 Miles + Core | 4.1 Miles @ 10:10 Pace + 15 Min Core
I got up and ran before work, as is becoming my Tuesday tradition, then did my core work in the evening.

Wednesday 07/20/16: Yoga or Spin | Walk at Lunch
I bailed on the early wake up call for spin, and then I forgot I had a voice lesson in the evening, so yoga was out too. Still, though, the walk at lunch was brisk, and close to 3 miles long.

Thursday 07/21/16: 3 Mile Tempo | 1 Mile w/u + 3 Tempo Miles
Ben and I made the irresponsible adult decision to stay up late watching Foyle’s War on Wednesday night, so my usual morning run didn’t happen. It was HOT and HUMID after work, but I managed to barely cling to my goal tempo pace, with three tempo miles at 9:50, 10:03, and 9:48 after an easy warm up mile.

Friday 07/22/16: Rest | Walk at Lunch
It was hot and humid, but I walked about 2.5 miles.

Saturday 07/23/16: 3 Miles | 7 Miles @ 11:06
I decided to switch my long run to Saturday since I’d be working at Athleta most of the day on Sunday. It was horribly humid, so I only made it 7 miles before calling it quits. Still though, this was my longest run in months, and I’m glad I got it done.

Sunday 07/24/16: 8 MilesRest
I worked at Athleta from 12:30-7, so that’s not really rest, but it’s not really a workout either.

Weekly Mileage:  15.1
Total 2016 Mileage: 450.2

I’m not proud of bailing on all of my non-running workouts this week, but it is what it is. I’m glad I got my runs in, and I’m loving lunchtime walks when it’s not too hot. Working at Athleta on top of my 9 to 5 job continues to make sticking to my preferred workout schedule challenging, but I’m trying to just go with the flow.

10 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 07/25/16

  1. txa1265 says:

    Yay for Pokémon Go! 🙂

    It is funny for me that Lisa is really into it, up to level 10 and since she works at the museum in downtown Corning there are Poke-stops and gyms and all kinds of stuff around her all the time! For me, I have gotten crap about being a gamer since the late 70s so I am long past caring about the backlash nonsense on social media about it.

    As for the workouts – I agree that you shouldn’t be stressed out about it. Choosing what will help you feel more settled and centered – yoga vs cleaning – is actually pretty smart. We had some errands to run on Saturday, but mixed ‘have to’ with ‘want to’ shopping and ended up having a great day … plus it helped up prep for our day on the lake Sunday! 🙂

  2. Sophie says:

    Aahh, I feel you with the heat and humidity girl! It’s only just bearable here these days. I love the summer, but as a runner.. not so much! I’ve been off running for an entire 2 weeks, so I don’t feel good about that either, but hey! Not all weeks are going to be perfect, or even good. We’ll do our best and that’s all we can do 🙂

    • Rae says:

      Exactly! I just wish I could be better about pulling myself out of bed to run before work, because then the heat would be less of an issue. Oh well!

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Oh, I know what you mean about the cleaning… I so need to clean my car, it’s ridiculous and it’s stressing me out. Nice week even with just running- you did core work! I really need to add in some cross training once the marathon crazy is over.

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