Tuesday, February 28, 2012

reflections from a week off

I must admit that, although I didn't go anywhere for my week off school (aka: reading week), I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I had vowed to work out everyday, and pretty much do nothing (in terms of things that required brain power). I totally held up with the latter, and surprisingly the former!

I managed to work out nine days in a row!! Before I go into details, I just want to let you know that I did not overdue it each day - I took the hard days with the easy ones.

This was a good chance to get caught up on some much needed butt-kicking and running. I love to run, but between winter (ie. dreadmill and avoiding it) and school, I haven't paid much attention to it. I knew I needed that to change soon, and when better than a week off school?!

I ended up running 15 miles total last week, but they were all torturous runs. I have this cold that began the week before my week off and it just won't go away. Worse than a cold is a lingering cold. If someone would like to come take it off my hands, I wouldn't mind. Needless to say, I was having a hard time doing 9 minute-miles, and when I tried to break the 8 marker, I had an internal battle with myself thinking it was dying!

Other than working out, I did a little reading (not!) and cooking good foods. I'm pretty much the most boring person ever...good thing I realized this halfway through the post.

Had we ventured to Florida like the original plan in my head entailed, then I would have had more exciting news, like running the Disney Princess Half Marathon 2 days ago and getting so tanned that I wouldn't need to cake-on the blush/bronzer everyday! But husbands have to work...

Now that my reflecting period is over, it's time to get back to stats assignments and squeezing in workouts when you can!

This is the workout I have planned for myself in a few hours...onset of crying may begin...NOW (mainly because I have more than 1/2 of this stats assignment to still finish)

QUESTION: Given a week off, what would you do? Please say you're more interesting than me!


  1. Anonymous7:30 pm

    I wish you would have gone to FL! We would have hung out :)

    1. I really wish I went...I think it would be cool if we did meet!!!!!

  2. Anonymous8:25 pm

    For reading week my boy surprised me with a trip down south. Fortunatly I had all my midterms prior to reading week! Love your new blog!

    1. A surprise trip down south - you better keep that boy!!!