So – here it is Friday. And there was NO CONTENT yesterday. Sorry. I know that many of you cried yourselves to sleep.  

This week has been intense! 

And changes are underway in the Gazelle work schedule. After previously thinking that it wouldn’t be happening, it turns out that starting on Monday, I will be going full-time for 5 weeks. Which means I have to work ON Mondays. And for FIVE WHOLE DAYS IN A ROW! Except, you know, next Monday – because it is a holiday. But, still!

And then, on February 20, the day this current round of insanity comes to an end, I am planning on canoodling with a martini. Possibly several martinis. I am a whore that way.

I have the entire last week of February off. I am planning on eating bon bons and watching soap operas. Or not. I might just sleep late (’til nine, maybe!) and workout a lot. Oh yeah, and turn 32. Although I may nix that last bit.

Starting March 2, I will be working Mondays-Thursdays. It does make sense, really, for me to work on Mondays & not Fridays. Except that I hate Mondays with a fiery passion, and love Fridays, so this is going to be a hard adjustment. 

As for other stuff – I have, with the exception of today, worked out every day this week, stress or no stress. 

Monday – elliptical
Tuesday – gym for treadmill & upper body weights
Wednesday – home stuff: squats, crunches, push-ups, one-legged squats
Thursday – gym for bike & lower body weights
Friday – a planned walk with the architect after work before dinner
Saturday – a shortish, very easy run around my neighborhood – 3 or 4 miles
Sunday – a longer run with Junk Miles 

I’m not sure what I’m going to do when I have to work 5 days a week – it’s going to change my workout schedule. Since I only have one more allowed day off in January, I think I will take it 1/26, so I don’t have to worry about a Monday pre-work workout.

Starting in February, I may just take Mondays as my rest days & not worry about getting a workout in (although I’m certainly WELCOME to work out, if the mood hits me).

Thoughts? Suggestions? Condolences for having to work a 5-day weekday? No? Well, fine then!

I did get to do a fun thing this week – I had knitting night with my girlfriends. We even did some knitting! Woo! And we ate cheese & drank wine & watched the New Kids from November’s American Music Awards (what? Are you saying you didn’t TiVo it? Liar!). A good time was had by all – and it was the perfect mid-week destressor.

Next week is likely to be fairly intense. I will still give you content (and definitely shoes), but there may not be timely updates – as I may have to write almost everything in advance. If I’m still alive & sane next Saturday, I’ll let you know how it went.

PS – scroll down to Tuesday’s entry if you haven’t yet entered the contest to win the performance grips. I’m telling you – they are pretty damn awesome!

Recent Comments

  • Jen
    January 16, 2009 - 10:40 am ·

    Sounds like a very successful week training-wise and knitting-wise. 🙂

    Good luck with the schedule change-up. I like your idea of taking Mondays off from training, espcially at first as you get used to the schedule.

  • Elisabeth
    January 16, 2009 - 11:23 am ·

    Wait, wait, wait.

    Are you telling me that in addition to all of the other reasons why I love you and your blog, I can also add this:

    342873) She loves NKOTB still, at 31 years of age.


    I mean. Not that I’m sayin I love NKOTB or anything. I mean. They are so totally 1992 and all. I mean. Who in their right mind loves NKOTB now, after like 4,283 years, marriages, babies, and gray hair? But if I DID love NKOTB still, at 31 years of age as well, then I would have totally added that to my list of reasons why I love you and your blog.

  • michelle
    January 16, 2009 - 1:09 pm ·

    Hey there gazelle runner!!! Looks like you have a lot on your plate this coming week and/or month!!!

    Next week the 25th i am running (fingers crossed) the Manhattan Half Marathon. I am no where near ready but i am planning a 10 miler this weekend!!! Once i get that done, i will feel more ready!!

    Have a great weekend!!!!

  • Carolina John
    January 16, 2009 - 1:58 pm ·

    poor pitiful gazelle. hasta work all 5 days in just one week. i’ll wipe those tears away.

    I don’t even get next monday off for MLK day here in the stupid racist south. I am not a bit racist so this really pisses me off. i was really looking forward to a 3 day weekend. i only get 2 or 3 every year. actually, i take on average 4 days of vacation a year, and work 25 weekend days every year. it’s one of the things that sucks about my industry.

  • Alisa
    January 20, 2009 - 4:01 pm ·

    You’ll get through it…just think, more days at work means more days you could possibly eat lunch with me! You’ll get through it!!!