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#Staycation2015 part 1

If you remember or if you read my blog last year you might remember #staycation2014, the time I didn’t go to work but I didn’t go on vacation either.

Before I opted for #staycations we would take fall vacations, but graduate school has since taken priority over fall vacations. I still love to travel but since I don’t have a lot of free time I also like to stay home and do nothing or do ordinary things I can’t do because I am always working, coaching, running, or doing schoolwork.

So, right now I am experiencing the joy of #staycation2015 and although I haven’t decorated for Christmas(yet) I have done some other things.

Sunday

Slept half the day. I was so tired from traveling to Massachusetts and back for XC nationals. Both teams finished 6th and we came home with 2 All-Americans!

Watched the final 3 episodes of 7th Heaven

Felt sad and angry because I had watched all 11 seasons of 7th Heaven and I still hate the ending

Did a week’s worth of schoolwork in 5 hours

Snuggled with the kittens

Monday

I sent a package and it was liberating. A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders after I mailed it.

I went to Sneakers & Spokes, a new local running and biking shop.

I bought a new pair of Altra shoes, the Altra Torin, while I was at Sneakers & SpokesIMG_4366

Ran 4 miles in the Torins then put them away until after I run the marathon. Running in them is like running on a cloud.

Went to dinner with Phil’s family for his mom’s birthday. I had coffee at dinner and this was the only cup of coffee I had all day

Snuggled with the kittens

Tuesday

I cleaned my bedroom

Put on my flannel snowman sheets (I am welcoming the holiday season)

I donated 2 bags of clothes that I don’t wear and threw one bag of clothes away that were to old to keep salvaging.

Ran 7 miles

Started watching a long documentary for grad school and fell asleep within the last 20 minutes

Took this picture

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Snuggled with the kittens

Wednesday

Watched the end of the documentary and rewatched the documentary

Finished the project I had to watch the documentary for

Lit my red velvet candle

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Drank coffee while doing work

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Ran The Michigan workout for the 2nd year in a row and I was pleased with my consistency

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So far I am enjoying #staycation2015. I haven’t done a whole lot but I am enjoying being at home, getting caught up on household chores, getting caught up with grad school, sleeping, and spending time with my cats. Andddddd, I still have 4 days left for fun!

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9 thoughts on “#Staycation2015 part 1

  1. I liked your staycation recap and I will have to try the Michigan workout. I’ve never heard it called that but I’ve done similar ladder workouts. I think I may even suggest it to my friends for our weekly speedwork.

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      1. Its basically 1 mile @5k, 1 mile at 5k +1 min, 1200 at 5k, 1 mile at 5k+1 min, 800 at 5k, 1 mile at 5k +1 min, 400 hard.

        With warm-up and cool down I got 9 miles since I warmed up 1.5 miles and cooled down 2. Its confusing to explain but basically if your 5k pace is 7 min miles you run the mile at 7 min pace then roll right into another mile at 8 min pace then roll into the 1200 at 5k then another 8 minute mile then the 800 at 5k then another 8 minute mile then a hard 400. Its basically a continuous workout. My middle miles were a bit fast, closer to my threshold pace but I ran the whole workout on feel since I haven’t ran a 5k since July. There technically isn’t recovery, its just a slower but still hard pace in the middle of the reps. I hope my explanation makes sense…..

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