The First Monday

The first Monday of 2014 is almost over 🙂  Which means that really this could have been a Monday of epic proportions… luckily it was just average.  I hope everyone else had a good day. 🙂

I chose to take yesterday as a rest day like my plan called for.  I actually felt pretty good after Saturday’s 8 miler.  I was only slightly sore, but it was a good kind of sore, you know?  So instead I turned my attention to the usual errands and laundry that needs to be done every week.   I also cleaned in the inside of my car,  good lord did it need it.   Except that I cannot clean windows, seriously they almost look as bad as they were before I started.  😦  I finally put a new running sticker on my back window too, now I might actually be able to find it in a parking lot.

Courtesy of cafepress.com
Courtesy of cafepress.com

Today was a pretty good day at work.  It only became really hectic towards the end.  But all in all much calmer that I had expected from the first Monday.   I wore a dress today that when I wore it a month ago was super comfy and very appropriate.  Today however, it felt a little more scandalous.  Stupid holiday indulging; too bad it all tasted so yummy 🙂   The dress has a modest V front and back and when I was walking away from my boss, she cracked up laughing.   I spun around thinking there was toilet paper on my boot or something and she just smiled.  Apparently my racerback tank tan lines are fairly obvious and the back of the dress showed a bit.  Oops!  Runner problems 🙂

Don't forget the tank top tan!
Don’t forget the tank top tan!

I was not looking forward to the gym tonight.  I figured it being Monday and the new year, it would be crazy busy.  Plus it was the first Monday of the month and my gym does pizza night.  I have never understood the logic of that.   So I had to walk past people scarfing down to get to a treadmill and ignore the smell while running.  But other than that, it wasn’t busy, it was more of an average day.  Woo hoo!

I was looking forward to trying out my new Garmin on the treadmill because it was supposed to work.  When I ran on Saturday it had a little trouble finding a satellite, so my Nike + app had at a little faster and a little longer.  Yes, I am still using both, which turned out to be a good thing tonight as the Garmin was not working.  It kept vibrating that I had a pace of 00:00.  I finally turned it off 10 minutes in.  It said I had gone .10 of a mile, ha!  Nike + tracked the run of 3.5 miles in 34:51.

Tonight felt hard.  Maybe I was more tired than I thought, but my legs felt heavy and I was so stinkin’ hot.   I seriously felt like I was dripping in sweat (over share!), ugh.  My training plan called for 5 miles but I only did 3.5.  Nike+ has a new coaching section, so I figured I would give it a shot.  This is what this week looks like, um yeah, that’s a bit much for me, but I want to break 2:00 in my half, we’ll see how it goes!  Otherwise back to 3x a week for the Slacker!

Yikes!
Yikes!

The Comfy chair has been getting a workout these past 2 days as well.  My inner nerd girl has been celebrating the return of Downtown Abbey and Teen Wolf.  Hmmm, those look odd next to each other 🙂  But both are so good!  One made me misty eyed and the other made me jump multiple times.

So fingers crossed, I get some miles in tomorrow.  And I think I finally figured the Garmin out, so I need to test it again 🙂

How did everyone’s Monday go?

What’s you TV guilty pleasure?

Good luck to everyone running Disney!!!

12 thoughts on “The First Monday

  1. You have no idea how glad I am it’s now Tuesday. Hopefully it’s better than yesterday was! And you must go to Planet Fitness…stupid pizza night. And what’s with the Tootsie Rolls? Does your have a huge bowl of them at the front counter, too?

    I love Downton!! I DVR’d it and haven’t had a chance to watch it yet so I’ll probably see it tonight. Last night we literally ate dinner at like 8:30, finished cleaning up and I was in bed for 9:00.

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    • That doesn’t sound good, hopefully today is better for you!!!

      Yeah it has the bowl of tootsie rolls too. I always thought it was funny but then again I use candy corns as fuel for my half marathons so maybe there is some point to it 🙂

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  2. wait… pizza Monday? I know there was a bunch of other information in here but my brain just froze on pizza Monday. at a gym.

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