Sunday, May 7, 2017

Weekly Wrap May 7th

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap!


This past weekend was the first weekend of the start of the tourist season at the restaurant which means crazy long hours while the bands play every weekend.

Both Saturday and Sunday I worked 10 plus hours on my feet, having no break and no time to eat. Needless to say I was exhausted. That night I caught up on my sleep after a long weekend and slept for 11 hours.

The following day I had already committed to go to Adventure Park. It was fun doing the zip lines and obstacle courses. There were plenty of different courses to choose from beginner all the way to advanced levels. It is a good thing I am physically fit because some of the obstacles were very challenging and involved great upper body strength.

After another busy day, again there was no run! I could not tell you the last time I went three days without running nor working out (well technically I guess you could say the Adventure Park was working out, but I mean in a gym setting).

I was planning on getting up early the next day to take a class at the gym before having to attend a mandatory meeting but when I woke up it was stormy and raining out. No way was I going to the gym. Sleep sounded much more appealing. After my meeting I did not have any other commitments so I decided to go for a run. I wasn’t sure how far I was going to go but I knew I had some catching up to do since I took three days off (not sure why I think that since I am not training for anything). Anyway, I put my backpack on and put a bag of sour patch kids and pretzels together and I was out the door.

The run was very uneventful. Besides dodging some puddles in the park from the rain earlier that morning not too much happened. I was just trotting along listening to my new podcasts and every couple miles ate some of my sour patch kids. I guess it is a good thing that runs can be uneventful. I’d rather have an uneventful run than a run that was awful and I was struggling the whole time.

After running in the muddy park the first half of my run, I decided to take it out on the road to backtrack home. Even though that way was a bit longer, it makes for different scenery which I think passes the time some.

When I arrived home I ended my run at 15 miles. I’d like to think I made up for those miles I missed this past weekend. I took a hot Jacuzzi bath and had a salad for dinner. I know so boring, right? I could have definitely splurged after that long run, but then I would have felt like I was sabotaging my run if I did that. I did have a glass of wine that evening though because it’s all about balance, right?

How long have you ever gone without running/working out? Did you lose your motivation?
Do you splurge or try to eat healthy after a long run?  -L

We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap!



37 comments:

  1. Wow, I would say you definitely made up for your missed runs! Nice job getting out there for a long run. I agree an uneventful run is definitely better than a bad run.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I can't complain with uneventful runs.

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  2. I didn't know you worked at a restaurant! So you work at a gym, flight attendant, and a restaurant?

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    1. I am not a Flight Attendant anymore and I can't say I miss it!

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  3. That's an awesome make-up run ;) I just had my own running rut, life and weather kept getting in the way, plus I'm not an afternoon/evening runner!

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    1. Luckily I am and I think that helps. I am not a morning runner! I like my sleep too much!

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  4. Great job on your 15 miles! I've gone almost a week without running before especially when we were on vacation at Disney. What restaurant do you work at? We own a family restaurant in my town. I met my husband there when we were just teenagers! I waitressed for 8 years. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Even a week a Disney you are active walking around the parks all day! That is a work out in itself! I work at a very busy restaurant at the ocean front. Especially now that it is coming up on the tourist season!

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  5. I'm getting ready to become Rip Van Winkle--my epic weekend has taken a toll! But I have to comment--after a long run or hard race, it's splurge city!

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    1. As much as I love splurging after a long run, sometime I feel like my run was a waste if I do splurge afterwards. But I have made a point to do long runs when I knew I was going to an event that I was going to splurge at later on that day.

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  6. I tend to splurge on food, but it takes several hours before anything sounds appealing after a long run or race.

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    1. I always try to drink plenty of water after my long runs and then see how hungry I really am before diving into anything.

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  7. I try to eat healthy after a long run, but I'm definitely more likely to give into a craving.

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  8. Way to go with 15 miles! I've gone a whole week without running after a marathon. I tend to splurge after a long run especially now that I'm not training for anything.

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    1. I do not think I have gone a full week without running even when I did a marathon. But you definitely have a good excuse not to run for awhile afterwards. I currently am not training for anything either and it is kind of nice!

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  9. so busy! nice that you were able to make up some miles though! I had a 10K run last week that I didn't plan on, simply because I decided I was just going, no matter where it would take me (not quite 15 miles but, I also don't have a lot of KM's in my legs to prepare me for my half in two weeks...). you finally had the time, it's great you were able to get out even if you had to dodge puddles and mud.

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  10. Way to get 15! Those adventure parks are definitely a workout so no worries about not running. I don't really know how long I've gone without running...

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  11. You ran FIFTEEN miles and all you had was a salad? Wow. I vary from splurging to eating healthy after a long run, but my longest long run is usually 12 miles & I don't run that long if I'm not training for anything!

    An obstacle course is definitely working out and probably a lot more fun than the gym. Maybe. At least being outside is more fun.

    I don't think I could work 10 hours on my feet without eating . . .

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  12. Great job on that awesome 15 mile run this week!

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  13. Great job on your run!!! I took far too much time off while my husband was deployed due to not having time to be honest, and it's kicking me in the butt now trying to get motivated to really start training!

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  14. Sounds like a great run! I don't know if I try to be perfectly healthy after a run, but I do feel like I can splurge a little bit. I don't go whole hog, but maybe some extra chocolate?

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  15. How fun, well I hope tourist season brings you big tips!
    The Adventure park looks fun, I can't say I've ever been to one like that, it looks amazing! I think I'd have a great time running around that playing with my nieces and nephews so fun!
    Great job on the 15 miler, you definitely earned the Jacuzzi!!!

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  16. Some of those obstacles are way more challenging than they look! I love going to those places

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  17. An uneventful run with that view sounds delightful! I'm glad you fit it in and enjoyed yourself. I don't think you should feel guilty at all for enjoying a glass of wine after your run. :-)

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  18. I ran 6.3 trail miles yesterday, and I couldn't believe how HUNGRY I was afterwards. I just couldn't seem to feel satisfied. I did try to keep it healthy, though, and didn't really splurge (just refueled?).

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  19. I always love the Lacey's "I went and ran 15 miles" stories! it's like you just wake up being awesome!

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  20. Nice run this weekend! My grad school had a ropes course, which is probably similar to Adventure Park ( but smaller of course). Even though we are harnessed in, I was scared!

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  21. Dang! Yeah, I'd say 15 miles makes up for missing a couple of runs! And that adventure park looks like FUN!! Oh and wine is definitely ok...we have to have balance!

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  22. The Adventure Park sounds like great fun. I definitely think it's a great workout. I try not to splurge too much after a long run but do usually allow a small treat. I'm impressed you work in a restaurant in a tourist town. That sounds tough! Thanks for linking, Lacey!

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  23. Ziplining at Adventure Park sounds like so much fun!! Sorry you guys have been so busy, but I'm glad you had a chance to catch up on your sleep! :)

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  24. I've always wanted to try ziplining, it looks like such a fun time! I definitely have those weeks where I miss going to my fitness classes. You definitely made up for it with your 15 miler, well done!

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  25. Great job with your 15 mile make-up run! I love that you fuel with Sour Patch Kids and pretzels :)

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  26. Way to get some running done after a tough weekend at work! Congrats!

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  27. Well I've taken breaks officially before for several weeks, but I think 5 days was the longest unintended break I took. It was during marathon week at Disney and I ran the first day we were there but with the long hours on my feet working the rest of the week I just didn't feel like being on my feet any MORE than I already was. That adventure park sounds fun- we have something similar here with us and it was pretty fun!

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  28. Wow that's a long time on your feet! I bet you get lots and lots of steps!
    I can already feel my motivation lacking I am still on track for my mileage for the month but I've slept in twice on planned run days! What is up with that? Maybe I just need a new challenge to get my butt back in gear!

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  29. Your weekend sounds exhausting! In the last few years, I think the only time I've gone more than a couple of days without working out was when we were in Ireland for two weeks. Luckily we did a lot of walking because the areas we stayed weren't safe for running (teeny tiny country roads with crazy drivers.)

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