August 2, 2010

Marathon Monday!

It's Monday! Back to the grind!

This weekend was a bit hectic, considering I found out I was moving into an apartment on Sunday on Thursday and had 3 days to get everything together...not that I had actually unpacked from Boston, but it was still a little bit crazy! So yes, I am all moved into my new apartment in New York City's East Village! I still have some organizing/decorating to do which I probably won't get to until next week, but that's ok because this week, I'm off to Chicago and Milwaukee!

How excited am I that of the 5 weeks I'll have spent Base Training, 3 of them will have been spent away from home and that I'm still keeping up with my training cycle!

Last week, I got all of my planned runs in and even got an extra half-mile in so that my actual weekly mileage was 12 (versus my planned 11.5) but I missed one of my cross-training workouts. I was feeling pretty under the weather on Wednesday and was in the city all day dealing with some things about my new apartment.

I set two goals for last week:
-Run in the early morning for one of my training runs. PASS
-Build up to 30 minutes during a cross-training session. FAIL

Since I only managed one cross-training session and I did it in the midst of a huge time crunch, I only got up to 25 minutes and I'll be honest, it's probably going to be pretty difficult to get in a 30-minute session this week since I'm not too sure if I'll be able to x-train on Friday. I usually x-train at the gym and since I'll be away, and staying with friends, I'm not too sure what I can do for a cross-training workout...any advice?

So this week's training plan is:
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 3 mile run
Wednesday: Cross-Training
Thursday: 3 mile run
Friday: Cross-Training
Saturday: 2.5 mile run
Sunday: 5 mile run

And since I got in an early 4 mile run, followed by a late night 2 mile run, and then spent my Sunday taking multiple trips up my 5-floor walk-up, I don't really plan to get out of bed today, meaning, I'm taking Rest Day to the extreme and it's going to be great!

It's going to be tough to get all my workouts in this week given the fact that I'll be in a car for 10+ hours on Thursday, but I'll do it! And I hope you all hold me to it!

PS: Don't forget to check out Meg's Mingle Monday


  1. congrats on the apartment AND the running feat! you have me beat...I ran a whopping 6 miles last week. Not cool, LOL.

    And I'll be emailing you back...soon. :]

  2. Congrats on the apartment AND running!! Welcome to NY :)

  3. You Go girl! I could barely get out of bed let alone working out this morning... Not a big Monday fan!


  4. Hi! I just came across your blog on [Life of Meg] Mingle Monday. I love your 25 before 25 list! I'm thinking of making a 30 before 30...

  5. Hello! I found your blog through Mingle Monday and I love it. I can really relate to your posts and can't wait to read more :) Check out my blog as well!

  6. Stopping by from the [Life of Meg] Mingle Monday! Love your blog layout ;) This post inspired me to run farther today.


  7. i'm here from Mingle Monday. luckily, i now know that people actually do move to NYC! i'm want to be there by January, so this is encouraging.

    good luck with your training.

  8. Good luck with all of your training...this was such a motivational post for me!


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