For the past five weekends I have been super duper busy. House shopping for a day, a trip to South NJ, a trip to Philly, a weekend at the cabin and a trip to North NJ. This weekend promises to be no different.
Most of it has been fun stuff – seeing family, seeing friends, parties. But I feel like I am ready to jump out of my skin. I am going crazy. I’m exhausted. I’m a complain-y.
To make matters more crazy, we have no vacation planned until the end of October. Until then its just crazy busy weekends on the ends of full work weeks.
And even though my current work schedule lets me alternate between having Friday’s off and working half a day on Friday, I spend that free time running errands, getting groceries, running, cleaning and doing laundry. Not exactly relaxing or rejuvenating.
So I’ve decided that this Friday, which I have a full day free from work, I am doing NOTHING. I’m going to sleep in and then I’m going to be lazy all day. T-4 days and counting.
Last week began my first real week of focused training for my fourth half marathon (10 weeks away). I’ve had a lot of luck with Jeff Galloway’s training programs in the past so I’m using a modified version of what I’ve used in the past. I’m using it as an overall guideline (specifically for the distances my long runs should be). Sometimes I prefer to run for time instead of distance so I’ll do that too which will usually make the distance ran a little below or a little above what’s scheduled. Besides getting in the long runs with crazy weekend plans, my other goal for training is to run 4 days a week.
30 minute run (scheduled). Also did abs, arms & squats.
30 minute treadmill interval workout.
60 minute run (scheduled).
Saturday & Sunday
I knew I wouldn’t be able to run over the weekend while driving to north NJ and attending a bachelorette party all day saturday and a bridal shower sunday followed by a 4.5 hr drive home. Both were scheduled rest days.