Almost routine: week in review

Last week I: 1) was not sick, 2) finished almost everything on my to-do list (but the things I didn’t finish are kinda important and I better finish them this week…), 3) almost got through all of my planned weekly workouts. So I’m calling this an almost routine week – as in, I think I’ve almost established the routine I want to get into for this semester.

I got a lot of writing done. Well, not really a lot word-count wise, but dense research-based writing, so a lot in terms of mental load. And I submitted a fellowship/scholarship application for next year, which is also a lot in terms of mental load. Who likes writing about themselves? (She says, as she writes about herself.)

I baked bread, pizza, and cookies. I didn’t realize until just now that I’d done so much baking last week, but baking is excellent stress relief and I should keep doing it.

This week I figured out why I find it difficult to do a workout + run on the same day, even when both are short. You might spot my nemesis in this recap….

Monday: 20 minute workout, 1.5 mile treadmill run. With a few intervals because treadmills are boooring.

Tuesday: 2.5 mile run. Found some trails and sidewalks that were mostly not icy.

Wednesday: 20 minute workout.

Thursday: 4 mile run. So there was snow in the forecast today and I planned to finish my run before it really started coming down. Well:

I came inside and immediately pulled a bunch of slush blobs out of my hair. Then I walked into the locker room, looked in the mirror, and realized there was STILL a ton of snow/ice in my hair.

Friday: 20 minute workout, 2 mile treadmill run with some hills.

Saturday: 3ish mile hike. Had a 10-minute workout planned, but it didn’t happen. Then I didn’t do it Sunday because a weekly full rest day is non-negotiable for me.

So yeah…my downfall is the treadmill. There’s nothing that makes it impossible to run outside before or after a workout, but with rather icy sidewalks I need different shoes for outside runs than for gym workouts. And I’m not really into lugging around 2 pairs of shoes. Or, honestly, into stopping to change my shoes mid-workout. But hey, at least the treadmill forces me to do some intervals/hills…because otherwise I would never make it more than a mile.

When I list everything out it sounds like a lot, but time-wise it totals right about 3 hours (not counting the hike). And it feels less taxing than doing 3 hour-long runs or workouts, which was the point of scheduling things this way. So the only thing missing now is some yoga and/or mobility…because, um, I didn’t schedule any last week.



Do you prefer several short runs/workouts or a few long ones?

Writing about yourself: yay or blergh?

Linking up with Meghan for week in review and Holly and Wendy for Weekly Wrap


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  1. Wendy says: Reply

    There’s a fine line between sharing about yourself and bragging–I think you do a nice job keeping it humble! It’s always a goal of mine, to entertain and inspire but not to turn people off when I’m sharing on the blog. It’s a challenge!

    Boo to the treadmill. Boo. It is really a mojo killer for me.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I feel like you’re supposed to cross that line when writing for applications….which is why I hate that kind of writing!

  2. Baking therapy should totally be a thing.

    I think you did an amazing job with the workouts and tackling the mental load writing. Both take a lot of a person.

    Pass me a cookie please.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I think baking therapy is a thing. And I better bake some more cookies so I can pass you one….

  3. Cora says: Reply

    Baking therapy: Huge yay (bread, pizza and cookies are my favorite three things…)
    Writing about myself: Huge bleh. Gross, even. I have to do it every time I write a damn audition cover letter. “I’m great this is why you need to have me in my an audition.” Ughhhhh.

    I think its great that you did a bunch of “shorter” workouts vs a few epic ones. It kind of goes into my goal/mandate to just move my body every day/more frequently, rather than feeling I have to “catch up” and over work it when I do go to work out. Keeps our muscles limber and our bodies from getting stiff and stagnant. Running in the snow though……. yeah you won’t see me doing that. Congrats on a good week!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yes…I’m thinking just move somehow most days is better (and easier to recover from) than trying to fit in a few long workouts.

  4. It sounds like you’ve settled well into a routine. I think your TM running before/after a workout is a great idea. Those runs will probably never be super long so you shouldn’t get too bored. And, it sounds as if it’s just easier to execute. I once did a lot of baking. Cookie bars were my favorite. Thanks for linking!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I start getting bored on the treadmill within about 2 minutes. It’s probably mostly dread for what’s to come….

  5. Yeah, I write for a living but I cannot write about myself.., it’s just weird, and feels really narcissistic.

    Yay for a sickness free week though!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yes…please let me write about anything else!

  6. […] trying new recipes all month. I’ve also managed to bake at least weekly – because, as I’ve mentioned, baking is stress relief. Tasty stress […]

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