While the teachers and students are “off” for the summer, our district office only operates four days a week. We still are expected to put in 40 hours a week (or take vacation time) so the schedule runs from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. That makes for a long day! This year, I decided to use up some vacation time so I could leave at 5:00 each day. It makes the days much more bearable, and it allows me time to get in a workout, dinner, and a few minutes of relaxation each night before getting up to do it all over again. However, those 3 day weekends are an idea I could get used to!
This past week, thanks to the holiday, we got to go back to our regular schedule. Then, our amazing superintendent sent an email out on Thursday which said we that in the spirit of the holiday, we would close down at 2:00 for the weekend. Talk about making my day!
Here is how the rest of the week went…
Monday: Hit a great Body Pump class at they Y over lunch with Melanie. I’m going to try to do this 1-2 times each week. I just hate that they don’t over the classes on a consistent schedule. Ran 1 mile after work.
Tuesday: 4 mile run after work and kicked off my July 30 Day Full-Body Challenge!
Wednesday: 1 mile run and day 2 of my challenge (that’s a rest day)
Thursday: 5 mile run and full body challenge before work. Great late lunch with an old coworker who is moving away after work.
Friday: 1 mile run and full body challenge early in the morning. Then, we met Nathan’s sister and husband for breakfast in Winston-Salem and headed to Pilot Mountain for hiking. 7.5 miles up and down the mountain we were tired and ready for an adult beverage. We hit Foothills for beers and an appetizer before we headed back to Greensboro to grill our burgers and relax for the rest of the evening.
Saturday: 1 mile run (my body was having no more after the hike the day before) and my 30 day challenge. Nathan made us an awesome breakfast (more about that on Wednesday). Then, we ran a bunch of errands, met some friends for early dinner and drinks and went to the movies.
Sunday: 9 mile run followed by bagels with the crew. Rest day for my 30 day challenge. I made those flexible so I could use them on whatever day I did my long run. Then, quick menu planning and grocery shopping. Nathan made fish tacos for lunch which we enjoyed on the patio before we headed off to Durham to see the Bulls take on the Tides with some good friends. We ended up with great seats! Then, we headed to Mellow Mushroom for a late dinner before bringing it back to Greensboro and crashing.
After a weekend like that, am I really ready to take on another work week?
On a totally different note, I’m going to be completing all of my runs this week using Mizuno Baton! For every mile I run this week, Mizuno will donate $1 to Back on My Feet, an organization that assists the homeless creating new opportunities for themselves by providing access to training, employment resources, housing resources, and yes, running. I promise I’ll write more about it once I finish my week!
Have a great Monday, folks!