My staycation this past week has been absolutely fabulous! It kicked off with gorgeous weather last weekend and ended with a fabulous Easter Sunday that Preston and I got to spend with my godmother and her family. Going back to work this coming week isn’t going to be easy, but I’ll just keep reminding myself that I’m only two short months away from summer vacation!
The highlight of my week was registering for my third half marathon on Thursday. Its hard to believe that I’ll be running my third half marathon in just 19 weeks! I have my first 5k of 2014 this coming weekend, after which I’ll start focusing on preparing for my next half marathon.
Training wise, this past week was a very productive and successful week. My goal this past week was to move every day. With the exception of Saturday, I moved every day!
Mon 4/14 – 4.68 mile walk around the Tidal Basin and National Mall, kettlebell squat swings, abs, legs, glutes, arms, shoulders
Tues 4/15 – 4.15 mile treadmill run, 0.80 mile cool down walk
Wed 4/16 – Walked around the mall
Thurs 4/17 – 2.00 mile treadmill run, 0.44 mile cool down walk, legs, glutes, abs
Fri 4/18 – 35 minutes of yoga
Sat 4/19 – Rest day
Sun 4/20 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 0.27 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 14.91 miles
With me heading back to work after a week off, and knowing that its going to be a busy week at work, I’ll be using this quote as my motivation to not only help me keep on track today but throughout the week. Going back to work after time off is never easy, and the end of the school year is always fast paced and jam packed. With that said, my Monday Motivation for the week is a good reminder about the need to keep a positive outlook no matter how busy or stressful life and training may become.
QOTD: What mantra do you use to ease going back to work after a week off?