Somewhat Lazy Saturday

Honesty time: I have spent a fair amount of time this holiday break lazing about on my couch.  On the plus side that time spent being lazy has also included research/planning for the big Disney trip in May.

Spending some quality time with this.

Spending some quality time with this.

Lazy but productive means it all cancels out anyway, right?

I have also been keeping up with the training routine and enjoyed the most beautiful 58 degree long run this afternoon.

National Harbor is so close... and yet so far.

National Harbor is so close… and yet so far.

Spider defense 101

Spider defense 101: Little Red Style!

When I came home to drink ALL OF THE WATER I also saw a spider in my apartment.  Yet again things are canceling out: unseasonably warm weather… spiders coming back out. But I put on my “spider stomping boots” so I think I will survive.

I truly believe we all need a break to be lazy and relax a bit.  I certainly hope this holiday has given you that.

Keep it lazy & fierce!

-Little Red

What is your lazy day guilty pleasure?  What Netflix shows should I be watching?


A Winter Solstice Weekly Report

It’s time to report out on how this week went for me training wise.

SPOILER ALERT: I had/was recovering from a bad case of the flu for most of it so its not very exciting.

What is exciting is that I am comfortably curled up on my couch with hazelnut hot chocolate & a fresh balsam candle.  Basically I’m celebrating winter solstice by hiding from the outdoors.  (Seriously did anyone else feel exhausted when the sun went down at like 3:30?)

Hot chocolate just doesn't count unless it has tons of marshmallows

Hot chocolate just doesn’t count unless it has tons of marshmallows

So here it is the weekly report:

SundayFlu – so walking to get a tissue was the equivalent of a good workout.

Monday – Choreography – I’m working on Anything Goes  right now with a local high school and we began tackling one of the longest numbers in the show Blow, Gabriel, Blow. Don’t think this is a workout? Watch Sutton Foster and then decide. (And that’s only a quarter of the real number!) Even with my arguably much easier choreography, since they are highschoolers and not professional actors, my students kept joking that now they understand why they get gym credit for the musical.  I didn’t do another workout cause I was still recovering from the flu.

Tuesday – Choreography/Walk/Abs – I mentioned this was one of the longest numbers in the show right? I was starting to feel better so I convinced myself to go for a short 30

Winter really translates to "so glad my apartment building has a gym downstairs" in Kelsey speak

Winter really translates to “so glad my apartment building has a gym downstairs” in Kelsey speak

minute walk on the treadmill since I didn’t feel quite up to my scheduled run. I did power through some quick abs though.

Wednesday – Rest Day – The walk was fine but I felt crazy down energy wise so decided to take the day off.

Thursday – Choreography – yep, longest number ever… it still isn’t done which I am bummed about since the students are now on break and it will be hanging over my head.

Friday – Rest Day – This is always my stretch & rest day and I embraced it …. minus the stretching.

Saturday – Long Run – My training plan called for a 6.5 mile long run, but I shortened it to 4 miles since I hadn’t run all week.  I absolutely adore living next to the George Washington trail and ran to National Airport & back.  It went better than I thought but there were far more walk breaks than usual.

Here’s to hoping this week isn’t thwarted by illness.

Keep it warm & fierce this Winter Solstice!

-Little Red

How was your week?  What’s your favorite way to get moving outside of traditional “gym activities”?  Does winter make you hide in a gym for workouts too?