Good afternoon! What are your plans for the weekend? Pete and I are finally home from our whirlwind adventures. While I would LOVE to be participating in the inaugural Stars Wars Half Marathon weekend out at Disneyland right now, I am so glad to be sleeping in my own bed again. For the most part, my weekend plans are simple. We have a mound (!) of laundry to take care of, which is our top priority. Pete is working tonight and I am going to a painting class with my mom and sister. Other than, we will be relaxing and catching up on our DVR. I am also hoping to knock out a bunch of my recap posts but I am usually pretty slow with those. Hopefully, I will be a little bit faster this year.
As I enjoyed my morning glass of raspberry tea (long story but the coffee came next), I can’t help but to reflect on what has happened over the last two weeks. Somehow, I managed to complete the Dopey Challenge again. Then we jumped in the car and drove over to the Port Canaveral cruise port for a 4-night Bahamian cruise on the Disney Dream. Plus, I ran another 5k on an island in the middle of the ocean. That is just not normal. Pete and I were immersed in the magic of Disney and we didn’t get sick of it or want to kill each other. It is actually kind of hard to get back into the swing of our daily lives. I must say that the last two weeks really did help me achieve my resolution to live each day joyfully.
One thing that I am really not looking forward to is going back to work on Monday morning. The deadlines, the stress, and the overtime will totally put a damper on my good mood. Before I left, my project manager actually warned me that we would working overtime for the next few months in an effort to get caught up on one of our projects. I am a little afraid that all of that extra time at the office will actually hurt my health and fitness goals once again. Pete and I have been talking a lot about where we want to go from here and how we want to move forward with our goals. I was really hoping that I would be able to get to a consistent workout regiment but who knows how that will go now.
Speaking of fitness goals, now that the Dopey Challenge is done, it is time for me to set some new goals. I have had a few days to think about how those races went and for the most part I am thrilled with how the races went. At the end of the day, I crossed all four finish lines and earned my medals. I would have loved to meet my race goals for the weekend and especially the marathon but that wasn’t in the cards for me this year. Going forward, my plan is to get into a solid rhythm in terms of my workouts. I will be strength training 2 to 3 times a week, running 3 to 4 times a week, and doing core work as much as possible. I will also be adding at least 1 to 2 yoga workouts each week. As long as I can get into a solid rhythm, I really think that I will be able to make some serious improvements in my race times next racing season.
What are your plans for the weekend? How are you doing on your fitness goals for the year?