Wooh! All I can say is T.G.I.F.! It’s been quite the stressful and busy week, and I’m ready to relax tonight before our busy weekend starts tomorrow morning.
So, without further adieu, let’s get this recap started!
Dopey Challenge Training week #23 will be complete after tomorrow’s maintenance run. 54 days and less than 8 weeks to go. AH! I am so excited!
This past weekend, I did the first of 4 “virtual Dopey runs” to help me to prepare for 4 days of races in January. It went rather well, and I wasn’t too sore after my long run on Sunday!
- Friday: 2 miles on the treadmill at the gym
- Saturday: 7 miles around the neighborhood
- Sunday: 17 miles around the neighborhood
- Monday: Rest day!
- Tuesday: 4 miles on the treadmill at the gym
- Wednesday: 8 miles on the treadmill at the gym
- Thursday: 4 miles on the treadmill at the gym
This morning, I did 30 minutes on the exercise bike at home, followed by some leg and arm exercises. I have an 11-mile maintenance run tomorrow. It’s supposed to be a high of 30 degrees here in Central PA, so I think that I might sleep in and do this run on the treadmill at the gym when it opens at 8 a.m. I just started Stranger Things, so I’ll probably watch an episode or two while I’m running 🙂
I’m VERY excited to take Sunday off. All of the painting we did last week/weekend – and the painting we plan to do this weekend – really is wearing me down. I’m ready to relax for sure!
As I said earlier, we painted pretty much our entire house last weekend. We did not paint our bathrooms because they were in pretty good shape, and we did not paint our spare bedroom because we plan to use that as a nursery down the road….not now.
I didn’t take any photos while painting, but I did share some Instagram stories during the process. Once we complete the house (we are doing the rest of the trim and doors this weekend), I’ll be sure to take tons of photos to show it off. We are absolutely in love with the colors and the way that everything turned out!
I’m still working on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I was able to read for about an hour after work today before Steve got home, which was very relaxing. I’m approaching the half-way mark, and it’s getting so good! I really have been enjoying this series, and I’m excited to keep going!
Nothing really sticks out for me here. But, we are going to our favorite Italian restaurant for dinner tomorrow with my dad, so I’m sure that will be the best meal of the week for me. I’ll be sure to share Instagram stories tomorrow, so follow me if you’re curious! I’ll also share photos on the blog next week.
Anything Exciting Happening Next Week?
YES! We are going to try to finish (or nearly finish) painting the rest of the house. We only have to do the doors and the trim around the windows, doors, and in the stairwell. We are planning to drop the dog off at Steve’s parents’ house tomorrow so that we can get a majority of that done. Let’s hope that we can get it all done this weekend!
What are you most excited for this weekend?