Manic Monday – 08/22/16

Manic Monday

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon Training Week 6
What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 08/08/16: Rest | Rest
I was still quite exhausted and had some DOMS from the relay, so I decided to take it easy. I thought about going to yoga, but since moving has been stressing me out so much, Ben and I did a bunch of packing and took a load of stuff to our storage unit, which made me feel 1000x better.

Tuesday 08/02/16: 4 Miles + Legs | Rest
We had some friends in town on Monday night, which meant not much sleep, which meant no early wake up to run. I had a voice lesson after work, so I decided to just shuffle the rest of the week around a bit and rest today as well.

Wednesday 08/03/16: Rest | Rest
Aaaand are we surprised? No? Yeah, didn’t think so.

Thursday 08/04/16: 4 Mile Tempo | 3 Miles @ 10:02
I ran! It was short and sweet, but I ran.

Friday 08/05/16: Rest | Rest
Our company sponsored a charity Bocce Ball tournament, so I was out and about all day, and driving between Burlington and Middlebury, so no run.

Saturday 08/06/16: 8 Miles | Rest
I fully intended to do my long run before wedding festivities, but we had some friends in town from Portland, ME for only a few hours, so we grabbed breakfast with them instead.

Sunday 08/07/16: Rest | Rest
After too much to drink, and not really sleeping on Saturday night because we were tenting post-wedding, Sunday was a much-needed recovery day.

Weekly Mileage: 3
Total 2016 Mileage: 494.7

Oof. That’s two not-so-great weeks in a row. I’d like to say that I’m ready to buckle down and prioritize my runs this week, but considering that we have to be out of our apartment in 10 days, that wouldn’t be true. Priority number one this week is just getting shit done. I’m hoping to sneak a few short runches in, but no guarantees, as work is also super busy this week.

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10 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 08/22/16

  1. txa1265 says:

    Life is constantly full of choices … and each choice has consequences. That is just reality. Years ago I was being pushed into management but wanted to remain a technical person … they tried to have me do both, but it was too much and too little all at once, and I chose to stay technical – less money, but no regrets. It allows me to be focused on my family while others work 80 hour weeks.

    You might notice I run very few weekends anymore … since Lisa got her new job she works Mon-Fri … and spending time with her is the priority. Maybe after both kids are away at school I might do some occasionally, who knows. 🙂

    For you, there is so much other stuff going on that you need to deal with – running needs to fit where it can. Or not. “Rest” days because you chose to spend time with friends around a wedding are a GIFT, not a shame! Enjoy!

  2. hellyontherun says:

    I go through phases where I make running my priority and then phases where I tell myself running isn’t as important as other things in life. I think in the end, things work out the way they’re supposed to. 🙂

    • Rae says:

      I have thought about them too, and would dearly love to try them, but unfortunately no one near me carries them, so I’d have to just buy online and hope for a fit, and I wouldn’t really be able to try them out and return them. But it may come to that. We’ll see.

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