Sunday Blues

Sunday already? Why do the weekdays have to drag by, but the weekends are over before you can even blink? It doesn’t seem fair to me :(

At least I had a great weekend with my parents! We didn’t really do anything fun or exciting, but we had a great time enjoying each others company and just running errands. I felt guilty dragging them around all weekend to do the things I needed to get done, but I don’t think it really bothered them. I think they really just wanted to spend time with me, and we did plenty of that for sure.

Since they had to leave early this afternoon, I woke up at the butt crack of dawn to get my run in before they left (and attempt to beat the heat). I was done running by 7:15, so we had the whole morning to hang out and eat pancakes ;)

Time: 1:18

Distance: 9.91 miles

Average Pace: 7:54 per mile

My attempt to beat the heat failed miserably. The heat index was in the 90′s at 6 AM! What is up with that? The humidity didn’t help at all either.

I was “suppose” to do my long run today, but that didn’t happen since my parents were in town and I wanted to spend as much time with them as possible. The beauty about making my own training schedule is that I can make it by a week by week basis. Too busy for a long run on the weekend? No problem. I can do it Monday. I am a person who hates being tied down to a schedule, so this works for me. I know there are some people that need to have a schedule to and they really rely on it, but I am the complete opposite. You just have to do what works for you.

Do you like having a schedule or do you thrive on “winging it”?

Am I the only one that is suffering from the Sunday blues?

At least I had a good meal tonight! that bad bay was RARE tonight! Just how I like it ;)

Instead of my normal grass fed beef, I used grass fed Bison. I think this might be a new staple in my diet! They are very similar, but I actually like that “gamey” taste you get from Bison. It is nice to mix things up every once an awhile. You can read about the health benefits of it here.

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What was the highlight of your weekend?

Long run tomorrow! I can’t wait!

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15 comments to Sunday Blues

  • I was suffering from the Sunday blues too until I fixed it by eating a piece of my homemade raw cheesecake! Haha hope your week gets off to a great start :)

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  • Haha, when you figure out a way to make a certain 2/7 of the week feel longer than the other 5/7, let us know. Been working on that one for awhile myself. I like to have a schedule, but a flexible one… “A plan from which to deviate.”

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  • Isn’t grass-fed bison awesome? I’m a little bit obsessed with it. :) As far as running goes, I like having a general schedule to follow, but I’m not anal about following it to a T. I like to switch days around if one day works better for a particular run than another. I plan on doing some intense hiking when I get back to Colorado, so I’m going to have to be flexible with my running schedule to fit in both the hikes and the long runs!

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  • I am totally a schedule girl! I need to learn to be more flexible!

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  • i love it when i’m done with my running so early. but only if i have other fun stuff to do haha. otherwise it’s like “and what am i suppose to do with my day?”

    glad you had a good time with your parents! i’m sure they loved seeing you

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  • ALWAYS get the Sunday Blues…glad your weekend was so great. Do you have an extra room/bed for your parents to stay? Do they travel far to see you? I never see anythig Grass-Fed around here!! I did once – and it was super expensive for just 2 steak fillets…so I didn’t buy…man, not having money – it really really sucks. Thanks for your comment on my blog by the way – so true!!

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  • uff… hate sundays. :/ they’re not really part of the weekend because you usually have to plan for the week! and the highlight of my weekend was probably a toss-up between babysitting for 3 hours and earning $50, and spending said cash on DELICIOUS lettuce wraps at the Cheesecake Factory. So good and fresh!!

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  • Sounds like you had a good weekend man, good to hear. I know parents never care what we do as long as we’re together.

    Where do you get the grass-fed bison (and beef for that matter)? And is that mozzarella?

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  • I like a schedule – and I must have rubbed off on my son b/c he’s the schedule KING (and he’s only 8!!).
    Glad you had a good weekend! The highlight of mine was the family bike ride down to the lake last night. The weather was perfect. :)

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  • Since I’m training for my first marathon, I set up an 18-week training schedule. It nice to see the big picture, but I do like to juggle my runs as necessary. I recently started doing my long runs on Fridays, instead of the usual Saturday. I love it! Hope your delicious dinner perked up the night. Happy Monday!

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  • glad you had fun with the parents.

    i can’t believe it was 90 at 6 am. torture!

    when i train, i like to have an overall plan but a flexible one. i’d always switch up the workouts during the week but do the workouts assigned to that specific week.

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  • I love Bison — I totally agree about the “game-i-ness” taste. I do get the Sunday blues because I wish the weekends was longer and I didn’t have to go to work on Monday.

    I have to follow a schedule for my workouts or I don’t get them done. I wish I could wing it, but I’d just set it aside and keep on procrastinating!

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  • I’ve always wanted to try Bison, but always pass it up for something else when i see it on a menu… no idea why.

    Glad you had a good time with the ‘rents! And you’re right- they’re just happy to see you- doesn’t matter what you do!

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  • gosh i love your burger dinners and like i said before i love all the veggies on the side the most :)
    glad you had such a great weekend with your parents……oh course they loved just hanging with you :)
    i kind of like having a loose schedule meaning i have some idea of what i need to do but can tweak it if i like.

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  • ever since i had bison in canada, i have been on the lookout for it here. it is so juicy and yummy, but still tastes lean and not overly greasy!

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