Easter, like every holiday, isn’t about planning meals with my family or egg hunts with friends, it’s about the bakery production schedule. What’s going to be made when? How many orders do we have? How many eggs can we fit in the fridge and still have room for sourdough? and cakes? and milk? Where is this week’s flour going to fit? How early do we have to start mixing dough to have everything ready by 7am Sunday morning?
There were SOOO many staffing issues this week. From Sunday morning until Wednesday morning, my days/nights were a series of small naps followed by mixing/baking/frying/prepping. I never got more than 4 hours of sleep at one time. I was at the bakery all hours of the night and day. I tried to go home and take naps when I could, just to be able to work for a little longer. On top of all the Easter preparations, my days were bookended with baking classes that went until 9pm on Monday and Tuesday. My days started at 2am and ended around 10pm and then repeat, repeat, repeat….
Somehow, amidst all the chaos, I was able to eek out a few hours to train.
Weekly Training Log
Reality: TRX at Architect Studios two weeks in a row!!
Plan: BIKE 1:09 TEMPO Sets
Plan: SWIM 2100 recovery
Reality: Between meal kit prep, staff call outs and Easter prep, the bakery got the best of me and I wasn’t able to get out for a swim.
Plan: RUN 1:00 on/off, 2:00 on/off, 3:00 on/off - x2
Reality: Completed as planned with the Fueled by Doughnuts group hanging with me again. Fast is so much easier with friends.
Plan: SWIM 1800 long reps
Reality: Completed as planned in a very crowded pool. Seems like everyone took Good Friday off and headed to get their swim in before the holiday weekend.
Plan: RUN 1:15
Reality: Swapped out for my Sunday BIKE/RUN. Set up my trainer in the clubhouse so I could sneak out of the house at 5AM and get my ride in. However, after yet another kerfluffle with the bakery staff, I had to manage the doughnut shift at 3AM so instead of sneaking out of the house, I snuck out of the bakery. My ride was supposed to be followed by a 2 mile run. When I sat down to lace up my sneakers, the sky opened up and rain poured down. I thought I could handle it until a huge clap of thunder rattled me. I waited 15 minutes, obsessed over the local radar and finally went out for a super soaker of a 2 mile run. I have to admit, I was a little relieved when the rain forced me to postpone the Fueled by Doughnuts Egg Hunt. It bought me another hour to focus on doughnut production.