Manic Monday – 12/14/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 12/7/15: Short Run1 Mile Run
#RWRunStreak Day 12. Another day, another short run to keep the streak alive.

Tuesday 12/8/15: Short Run1 Mile Run
#RWRunStreak Day 13. Lucky number 13! I hit 200 miles on my shoes during this run, and then went out for tacos and margaritas with my friend Erik.

Wednesday 12/9/15: Spin; Short Run; Tap ClassSpin; 1 Mile Run; Tap Class
#RWRunStreak Day 14. Two weeks down, woo! Like last Wednesday, this day was super busy and it was kind of a struggle to fit everything in, but I managed.

Thursday 12/10/15: Short RunRest
And so endeth the RW Run Streak. I’m still planning a post for later in the week about why I stopped, but essentially, I just couldn’t/didn’t want to make the time today. I was stressed beyond belief about Mary Poppins callbacks, and worried about Ben getting home in time to get me to the audition and blah blah blah and it just didn’t happen.

Friday 12/11/15:  Short RunRest
We had our company holiday party tonight. I ate some delicious food and had a couple of drinks, then went home and watched Christmas movies. Ben had broomball finals, and they came in second for the season, which is a huge improvement over last year.

Saturday 12/12/15: 5-6 MilesRest
This was a weird day. I was waiting for my Mary Poppins casting call, and unfortunately it didn’t go the way I wanted; I’m still in the show, but I didn’t get the role of MP. I may talk more about this later this week, but in short, I’m trying to keep my ego in check and focus on the positive.

Sunday 12/13/15: Short RunRest
I had a voice lesson in the morning, then we had our first read-through for MP in the afternoon. Some of my very dearest friends are in the show, and it’s going to be super magical. I can’t wait! Regular rehearsals start in January.

The plan for this week is to try to keep some of the momentum from the Run Streak going without actually streaking. Here’s a tentative schedule:

  • Monday: Tap Recital (so sad this is over!)
  • Tuesday: Short run
  • Wednesday: Spin
  • Thursday: Short Run
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: 5-6 miles
  • Sunday: Rest

How you deal with getting news you didn’t want?



Manic Monday – 12/7/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 11/30/15: 2 Miles2 Miles
#RWRunStreak Day 5. I dragged my butt out of bed at 6 am for 2 quick miles before work. It was my first ever pre-dawn run, and it was weird, but good.

Tuesday 12/01/15: 2 Miles1 Mile
#RWRunStreak Day 6. I was too lazy to get up early, so I dashed out for a quick mile between work and a dinner party.

Wednesday 12/02/15: 1 Mile; 1 Hour Spin; Tap Class1 Mile; 1 Hour Spin; Tap Class
#RWRunStreak Day 7. This day was FRANTIC. I got up at 5:30 am for spin, worked until 4:30, dashed out for a quick mile, went to tap class for 5:30, then got changed and Ben picked me up for a work dinner at 7. I almost didn’t run cause it was rainy and cold and I was feeling put-upon, but I wasn’t ready to give up the streak yet.

Thursday 12/03/15: 2 Miles1.69 Miles
#RWRunStreak Day 8. Another busy day, and another cold and rainy run. Honestly at this point I’d rather it just start snowing, because at least then I wouldn’t get wet.

Friday 12/04/15: 2 Miles1.67 Miles
#RWRunStreak Day 9. FRIDAAAYYY! I ran the same route as Thursday night, but took it slow and easy. Then I changed into PJs and watched Netflix for the rest of the night 🙂

Saturday 12/05/15: Run Club 4 Miles5 Miles
#RWRunStreak Day 10. No run club for me, because Ben had Nordic practice. Instead I went out for nice solo 5 miler. The sun was finally out, and it felt great to run in daylight for the first time all week.

Sunday 12/06/15: Ri-Ra Santa Run 5kRi-Ra Santa Run 5k
#RWRunStreak Day 11. There will be a full recap later this week, but for now, I’ll say that this was neither my best 5k nor my worst. It was fun, and it was a great way to stay busy and keep my mind off the Mary Poppins auditions in the afternoon.

This week is all about a) keeping up with the Run Streak, and b) staying busy to keep myself from freaking out about Mary Poppins. I won’t know if I have a callback until Thursday morning, and then I won’t know if I’m cast until Saturday afternoon. Waiting is the WORST.

  • Monday: Short run
  • Tuesday: Short run
  • Wednesday: One hour spin; short run; last tap class
  • Thursday: Short run
  • Friday: Short run
  • Saturday: 5-6 miles
  • Sunday: Short run

How do you keep yourself busy when you’re waiting for news?



Manic Monday – 11/30/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday: RestRest
It’s amazing how hard it is to be productive at work when you know you’ve only got two days of work before a 5 day weekend… I made it through somehow, and had a quiet evening at home packing with Ben.

Tuesday: RestRest
After work, Ben and I went out to Trivia with some friends for a few laughs and $0.50 wings. We did ok, but didn’t win, boo!

Wednesday: 1 Hour Spin1 Hour Spin
I got up at 5:30 am on my day off and went to spin class. I don’t even know myself anymore! The theme was Madonna vs. Michael Jackson and it was the perfect way to kick off my Thanksgiving break. After breakfast and a shower, we caravaned down to PA with Ben’s parents to spend the week at his uncle’s family farm.

Thursday: 2 miles easy2 Miles
I got up around 8 and before I could talk myself out of it, went for a quick 2 miler before breakfast to kick of the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak. We were in Northeast PA, and the road was really narrow and twisty, so I had to be super vigilant about cars, but all in all, it was a good run.

Friday: 2 miles easy2 Miles
Same route as Thursday, just a quick out one mile and back. A doe jumped across the street in front of me, and some asshole in a pickup truck decided to drive on the shoulder and play chicken with me for a while, but I didn’t give him the satisfaction of changing my course, and he pulled back out onto the road well before I was in danger.

Saturday: 2 miles easy1 Mile
It was very cold and rainy and I didn’t have any rain gear, so I just went out for a single mile. I managed a 9ish minute mile, which for me is pretty great, and then we bundled everything into the car and headed home.

Sunday: 2 miles easy3.5 Miles Easy
I felt mostly good on this run, other than the fact that it was a lot colder and windier than I thought. I was FREEZING! I didn’t do much running last winter due to my foot injury, so I need to figure out what works for me and invest in some new winter gear, namely, a vest, and a jacket, and possibly some thermal tights.

So far, the Runner’s World Run Streak is going well. Sunday’s run officially started the longest streak I’ve ever done, so each day forward will be a new record for me. I’m being careful to stretch well after every run, and roll whenever I think of it, but I feel good. I plan to keep most of my runs very short and easy. Here’s the plan for this week:

  • Monday: 2 miles easy
  • Tuesday: 2 miles easy
  • Wednesday: Spin; 1 mile easy; tap class
  • Thursday: 2 miles easy
  • Friday: 2 miles easy
  • Saturday: Run club 4 miles moderate
  • Sunday: Ri-Ra Santa Run 5k

How was your Thanksgiving?