Why Monday is My Favorite Day!

Monday is here again. Isn’t it such a shame that the weekend goes by so fast?


Mondays are GREAT! Mondays are my rest day and when you’re following a Hansons plan, finally reaching your one rest day after a long week that includes back-to-back long runs during the weekend is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! 🙂

Mondays are excellent but let’s rewind back to the weekend for a minute.

On Saturday I decided to vlog (and even got Adam to agree to be on camera a little, yay!):

It was a very productive weekend day:

  • We went house hunting again
  • I got in a lifting session
  • Went for a nice little run on the t-mill
  • Helped my mom mount her new TV
  • Cat napped with Cecil

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To anyone who thinks cats are all aloof and independent, please come visit Cecil. He will definitely change your mind!

An update on the house hunting front for anyone interested who doesn’t want to watch the vlog: we found The One and we’re putting in an offer today! *fingers crossed*

It was the first time that Adam and I walked into a place and were instantly blown away. When I fell in love with the condo we put an offer in on a couple of weeks ago, it was really the view that I fell in love with not the unit itself. The bedrooms were small and the bathrooms were small too.

We were willing to brush those things aside because the view was great, but in the end when our offer was rejected we felt somewhat relieved. Even if we had gotten it at the price we offered I think we would have still felt a little unhappy with the size of the rooms in the long run.

The place we found this weekend is a townhouse. It’s about double the size of the condo which means the rooms are all plenty big :). There are a million things about this townhouse that we love and I hope that I’ll be able to show and tell you about them all soon!

There’s no view of the ocean, but since I go running at the beach several times a week I will still get my fair share of waves, sand and pretty palm trees.

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My long run on Sunday was killer. I went in the late afternoon (6pm) when the sun was still up a little bit too high. I must have lost 10lbs in sweat!

I’ll tell you all about that tomorrow in my training recap post!

Let’s just say between the heat/humidity/cumulative fatigue I’m definitely feeling the burn of marathon training.

During my run yesterday I said to myself, “I will never train for a race again. It’s too hot to be a distance runner. Kill me now.”

Of course by the time I finished the run I was already thinking about how this training is preparing me for the opportunity to PR in the half this fall… but for now the focus is on Chicago only!

Before I sign off I just have to give a shoutout to my friend Cori who ran her first 50K this weekend!

During training for her first ultra, Cori raised $1250 for the National MS Society. How awesome is that?

I’m sure she’ll be writing a recap this week so keep an eye on her blog!

Best thing about your weekend?
Which day(s) do you celebrate Rest Day each week?



  1. August 15, 2016 / 5:03 am

    Congrats on the townhouse! Glad you found the perfect place. I have been taking Sunday as a rest day which is nice because I try to do as little as possible! Enjoy your rest day today:)

  2. August 15, 2016 / 6:00 am

    Hope you guys get it!

  3. August 15, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Exciting you may have found the one!
    Cecil napping is cracking me up 🙂
    That is exactly what I said to myself this weekend – kill me now…
    I hope I am ready to run by tomorrow morning! I slept today.
    I always wing it for my rest days lol maybe I would look forward to Mondays more if I planned it, but i actually hate not working out on Monday, I seem to feel crappy all week when I miss Monday.

    • Kristina
      August 16, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Hahaha oh no, our running mantra can’t be “kill me now” we need to come up with something a little bit better 😀

  4. August 15, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Yeah Monday!! My rest day too 🙂 Only 3 more Monday rest days for me, then it’s “go time” for my marathon. I am sooooo nervous! That’s so great that you found a townhouse. My fingers are crossed that you’ll get it!

    • Kristina
      August 16, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      THREE MORE MONDAYS! How exciting! The countdown is really on now!

  5. August 15, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Oooh I hope you get your townhouse! I can’t wait to see all the pictures. When do you think you’ll know by????

    I said “awwwww” out loud at the ducks crossing the road. 🙂 I like your use of the piano music in this vlog. Is it a Scot Joplin rag by chance?

    Who is going to hang me and Paul’s TV when we are older????? 🙁 We better have a kid quick.

    • Kristina
      August 16, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      The seller’s realtor said that she believes the seller will be happy with our offer and won’t want to counteroffer. We basically offered asking price minus a couple thousand dollars for little things like a really, really weird guest bathroom that we’ll have to remodel because it has a BLUE TOILET among other odd design choices that don’t fit with the rest of the house at all. The owner has until next Monday to respond but I hope we hear back much sooner!

      I have no idea about the piano music, is that terrible? YouTube has a free audio library that I search by category … and the category I picked it from is called “Bright.”

      Don’t worry about the kind thing, by the time we need help cats will be able to hang TVs.

  6. August 15, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Townhouse and Adam on the vlog…now that’s a stellar weekend lol.

    11 miles on Saturday, def a good day.

    Sunday is my true rest day so I always look forward to that.

  7. August 15, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I can’t believe you ran before sunset! That’s crazy!!! Congrats on the house 🙂

  8. August 16, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Whenever you post close ups of Cecil, I want to snuggle my computer screen. He looks SO SOFT!

    • Kristina
      August 16, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      He is LITERALLY the softest cat I’ve ever met. Adam always jokes that the expensive gluten free food we have to buy him is paying dividends since we get to pet his super soft fur, haha!