This week was heavy on running and light on cross-training. While that’s definitely ok once in a while, I don’t want that to become the norm. I really love my CXWORX and Body Pump when I can get there, and I want to continue to build my strength for injury prevention.
Monday 02/23/15: Ran 3 miles on the treadmill and stretched, then lots of jumping rope and dancing at rehearsal
Tuesday 02/24/15: Rest day
Wednesday 02/25/15: Speed work–1 mile warm up, 4×400 with 400 recovery in between.
Thursday 02/26/15: Rest day. Normally I would have gone to CXWORX, but we had a pizza and beer date with some friends instead :)
Friday 02/27/15: Unscheduled rest day. I intended to run, but realized I forgot my sneakers, boo. I actually considered going to Fleet Feet and buying sneakers since I need a new pair to rotate in anyway, but I just can’t justify the purchase right now, so I just relaxed until rehearsal.
Saturday 02/28/15: “Rest” day. I got to ride the Legally Blonde float in the Mardi Gras parade, and spent some time running around helping to construct the float beforehand, walking around before and after, and throwing beads to the crowd. I also parked my car many, many blocks from the after party, and had to walk there to get home.
Sunday 02/29/15: First rehearsal at the Flynn theater! I wish I’d taken some pictures, because this theater is beautiful. Fully restored art-deco. It’s great. We rehearsed all of the big dance numbers, including the jump rope number, so I got in several hours of dance and jumping rope.
I’m feeling REALLY worn down today. People at work and in the cast have been getting sick left and right, and I feel like it’s only a matter of time until I succumb. I’m trying to hydrate like crazy and eat well, but I just need more sleep, and that’s hard to come by right now.
The good news is, I have a 4-day work week and a 3-day weekend to look forward to. Ben’s cousin Scott is getting married this weekend, so we’re headed over to Ithaca for the festivities. Other than the wedding on Saturday, we don’t have much to do other than drive, so I’m hoping to catch some car naps and rest up.
Does your town/city celebrate Mardi Gras?
Have you ever gotten to ride a float in a parade?