Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday, where I recap the previous week and lay out a plan for the upcoming week.
Ummm, holy crap, it’s August! How did that happen?! This year is just flying by… Anywho, this week was a good week. While I didn’t manage to do my long run, I had a couple of great shorter runs, and did some at-home cross-training, so I feel good.
Monday (Scheduled Cross-Training)
Monday turned into an unscheduled rest day. It was POURING most of the day, so I only walked TO work (~2.2 miles), and Ben picked me up in the evening for grocery shopping. We made a quick dinner, and were in bed, lights out by 9pm, which we both totally needed.
Tuesday (Scheduled Hill Repeats)
I actually woke up 5 minutes before my alarm (5:10am, ugh!) and got my tushie out the door. This time, I did 4 repeats of Battery Street instead of 3, and my average pace was a whole minute faster than last time I did hill repeats! Woo! Progress! I also walked to and from work (~4.4 miles), did a 1 minute plank, 10 push-ups, and some clam-shells for my hips.
Wednesday (Scheduled Cross-Training)
I walked to and from work (~4.4 miles), did a 1 minute plank, 10 push-ups, and clamshells.
Thursday (Scheduled 4 mile run)
I got up at the ungodly hour of 5:15 am and did 4 awesome miles. I felt really good the whole run, and probably could have gone further if I’d had more time. I’m definitely getting faster-woo! I also walked to and from work (~4.4 miles). After work, we had dinner with our friends Aimee ad Andrew. Aimee is 40+ weeks pregnant, so we spent a lot of time trying to convince the baby to come out 🙂
Friday (Scheduled Rest Day)
We had a long day of driving. Ben and I drove down to MA to meet up with our friends Pepe and Shannon so we could all carpool to a wedding in CT. Our friends Jayson and Lauren got married 🙂 But since hotel rooms were $189 (!!!!), we drove back to MA that night and crashed at Pepe and Shannon’s.
Saturday (Scheduled 7 Mile Run)
This ended up being a rest day. After a big brunch and driving home, we only had about 2 hours before we were due to go to a dinner party at our friend Erik’s house. The spread was AMAZING. We started with a soft cheese plate, then had a spinach salad with walnuts and goat cheese, and the main course was a pork, veal and beef meatloaf with a glazed bacon topper, and we finished with a chocolate espresso Dacquoise (Google it, it’s amazing). Holy hell, it was delicious. Before bed, I squeezed in 10 push ups and a few sets of clam shells.
Sunday (Scheduled Rest Day)
Ben and I slept in till about 10, which was totally necessary after yet another whirlwind weekend. After a leisurely breakfast and some blog catch-up, we had a very productive day of cleaning, packing, sorting through crap, and meal planning. We were both exhausted, though, so we didn’t actually make it to the grocery store. Oh well! Right before bed, I did some squats and push ups using the Runtastic Squats and Push Ups apps (thanks for the heads up, Lauren!), and also did some clam shells and leg lifts for my hips.
My main goals for this week are to keep up with some light cross-training like hip strengthening exercises, push ups, and planks, and to fit in a long run this week. I may need to squeeze the long run in during the week, because we have another wedding weekend in Maine this coming weekend, and I’m not sure what running conditions will be like.
How was your weekend? Did you manage a long run?