Run!, Slacker

Vacation Week 2 Recap

Started off with a bang and ended with a whimper.  Whereas week 1 was crazy mileage for a Slacker like me, week 2 was more like my usual.    Maybe I can say I embraced the relaxation vibe of vacation?  Even though I didn’t go anywhere?

Monday- Rest My ankle/calf was twinging from all the miles last week so I chose to rest.  This also worked out as I ended up spending way too much time in AT&T stores this past week.    My parents, brother and I share a family plan and have for years.  One it’s more cost effective and two, I refuse to lose my unlimited data.   It was time for my mom’s phone upgrade and since she needs me as the plan holder to make changes it worked out that I was on vacation.   She picked out a shiny new HTC A9 or something another.    She’s anti iPhone despite owning one the last 2 years.   Her new phone was pretty until we realized over the weekend it wouldn’t send text messages.     Well, that’s a problem.   So, after hours of internet research and on the phone with tech support on Monda, the verdict was to give the phone back.  Seriously, that’s what tech support said.   😒   So days later, after shipping fiascoes, rigged up iPhone 4’s, she is now the owner of shiny new, working, iPhone 6s.

Tuesday-4 miles   More late afternoon running for the win.  Well kind of.  I headed out closer to dusk than planned but figured I would see how many miles I could get in before it got too dark.    Parts of my run were great and other parts not so much.  Once again my pace was better than I had expected and I didn’t need any walking breaks.  However I stopped 3 times to stretch.   My calf/ ankle thing is not happy at all and I kept stopping to stretch it out along the ways.  Trees and curbs were all fair game.    Grrr.   The run turned out to be a nice little progression but my leg is not happy.


Wednesday– Rest With my ankle area being weird, I decided to try an every other day running schedule this week.    Which works out as both my parents had birthdays this week.  My mom’s was today.   The brother and I took the parents to dinner that night.  I may have eaten a few too many bread sticks at Olive Garden.  😉

Thursday 3.75 miles holy ouch, batman.  That rest day didn’t help the tightness is my ankle/ calf area.  Once again I was using trees and curbs to stretch it out along the way.  It started raining on me on the way back but I was too cranky to enjoy it.    I shortened my run which made me cranky.  I was hoping to hit 6 but there was no way. 😐

The weather man lied- it rained!! Oh and I saw this lovely sign. 🙂

Friday- Rest  Pop’s birthday!

Saturday- Rest  Unplanned, I was hoping for a run but I felt crappy.  I had tossed and turned all night and felt exhausted.  I also felt a little nauseous.  I meant to take a 30 minute nap after lunch but ended up napping for 2.5 hours.  Oops.

Sunday- Rest Sensing a pattern here?   Part of me wanted to run and part of me wanted to be lazy on this last day of vacation.  I still wasn’t feeling so hot so I wasted the day away watching cheesy tv Christmas movies.  #sorrynotsorry

She has the right idea- nap all day.


Somehow vacation has come to an end.   Normally by now I am itching to get back to work.  However I don’t feel ready to go back.    I feel like there was so much more that I needed to do (like clean my car) but time just seemed to move quickly these past 2 weeks.    Make it slow down!  How is Christmas so close?  And I seriously have no gift ideas.  Normally by this time I am done shopping!  I have wrapping paper but nothing to wrap!

So it’s back to work tomorrow.  Back to treadmill running, boo.  Back to better eating habits, hopefully.  😃

How was your weekend?

How is your Christmas shopping coming?

Any good calf stretches?  I need help.

 

8 thoughts on “Vacation Week 2 Recap”

  1. I’m done Christmas shopping!! Okay, I need 3 gift cards, but otherwise I’m done! 1/2 are wrapped, too! And I’m super excited, but normally I’m done at Thanksgiving… so I’ve been the slacker! Hope first day back at work is better than anticipated! 🙂

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  2. That picture of you late afternoon run is stunning! I want to curl up with your kitty and take a nap, what a sweetie! After two days of online shopping, I am done with my Christmas shopping! As for calf stretches, try downward facing dog! It feels great. I’m so sorry your ankle is being cranky, 😦

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    1. That picture is right at the spot where I usually open it up and run like crazy down a little descent but that sunset made me skid to a stop. 🙂 Downward dog- why do I always forget that one?! I ended up giving my leg 4 days off, fingers crossed tomorrow’s run doesn’t feel so damn tight.

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  3. I am SO jealous of your two weeks off! I rarely take that long off all in one clip. I only get 10 vacation days per year, so I try to spread them out rather than all in one shot. Also, I’m with you on the Christmas shopping. I have a couple of gifts set, but I still have a lot more to do and I’m starting to freak out a bit.

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    1. Trust me it’s not voluntary! 🙂 It’s a work regulation that people in my position take a consecutive 2 weeks off. I would rather space it out throughout the year. Luckily I get 3 weeks so I do have some wiggle room. I do not have one single gift yet! I’m right behind you on the freaking out, there’s less than 20 days left!

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