It's a rainy Monday here in Atlanta... but it is also the start of my Spring Break which means no class tonight after work! Originally, I had planned to be in Miami right now soaking up the sunshine and enjoying some adult beverages, but part of me is glad the trip fell through. Sometimes sacrificing a trip and just staying home can be the best thing.
Now I have additional free time, extra vacation days from work to use later in the year, and I'm saving money by not going out of town. Granted cleaning the house, making extra trips to the gym and doing food prep for the week doesn't sound quite as lovely as the beach, but being home makes me feel like I can breathe, relax (a little bit) and actually get some things accomplished that I normally can't squeeze in during the work/school week.
To be honest with y'all, last week was not the most productive of weeks. My body and mind were wearing a bit thin after nine straight weeks of full time work and classes. Spring break came at the perfect time because I can tell that I need a break. Usually I squeeze every available moment out of my weekends, spending time with loved ones, running errands, working out and playing with Bailey. However, this past weekend, I pretty much crashed.
Despite a few naps and some sleeping in, I still got to see friends and family over the weekend and got in several nice walks with Bailey and two runs! I also made it to the grocery store and cleaned up an entire sink full of dishes.
Speaking of runs, let's take a look at last week's workouts! Though I didn't quite make my 4 day quota, I still feel OK about the week.
This recap is for the week of Monday, March 11, 2013 - Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Monday- Rest/ 1.5 miles with Bails
Tuesday- Body Works class / 1.5 miles with Bails
Wednesday- Rest / 2.5 miles with Bails
Thursday- Rest / 4 miles with Bails
Friday- 2.5 mile run + 1.5 mile walk with Dad; Mom walked Bailey 2 miles!
Saturday- 3 mile run/walk (it was 81 degrees and so hot! Definitely need to acclimate!) / 1.5 miles with Bails
Sunday- Rest/ 4 miles with Bailey
Totals: 1 weights session, two runs, lots of walking
Bailey walked a total of seventeen miles this week and went to daycare Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday morning.
Friday evening, I went to my parents' house and we headed over to Stone Mountain where Dad and I ran and walked while Mom walked with Bailey. It was so nice to get to spend some time with them! Bails absolutely adores her grandparents, so it is always a happy day when we get to hang out with them! I was so proud of my parents getting outside and getting some exercise too- it always makes it more fun to have company when you're working out! Dad and I even ran a 9:33 mile, which if you know my average speeds is pretty fast. Pushing each other to succeed, one step at a time. :D
Saturday, I took Bailey to daycare for a "half-day" so that she could play with her friends while I ran some errands. What was supposed to be an errand filled day turned into washing dishes and taking a nap... I did manage to squeeze in a 3 mile run/walk on the Beltline that afternoon, but that was really the only productive thing I did. Once Bailey came home, we played and relaxed and then after a while, I met some friends out for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Sunday was another quiet day, probably attributable in part to being old and unable to handle adult beverage consequences. Bails and I went for a one mile walk first thing in the morning and then went to the grocery store for fuel and sparkling water. I'm really excited because I bought a few things that aren't usually on my grocery list for some interesting eats this week! After the grocery store and lunch, I rented Life of Pi on demand and really enjoyed it! Later in the afternoon, Bails and I went for a 3 mile walk in Piedmont Park and enjoyed the warm weather and fresh air.
And just like that, the weekend was through. Quiet but lovely! This week, I have plans to get in the gym, get ahead with my schoolwork, read and clean my house. I'm hoping to also get together with friends a few times! Should be a good one!
Before you go, tell me:
How did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
What was the best part of your weekend?