How to Be Productive on Saturday

28 Sep

There are two key steps to follow to set up a kickass Saturday:

Step 1) Don’t get drunk Friday night

Step 2) Wake up the same time you do during the week. If you can get your butt out the door to work for someone else, damn straight you should give the same attention to yourself.

Saturday morning I opened my eyes at 7:15am and rolled myself (somewhat painfully but I knew I wanted it) out of bed. Mike 1, Mike 2, and all of Greenpoint, Brooklyn was still asleep. So the morning was all mine. Small victory for mel.

I started the morning with an old standby breakfast: 1/2c oatmeal made with 1c water, blueberries, walnuts, and a drizzle driz of honey. Then I positioned it on the floor of my room to present you with proper lighting in this photo. Yes, I did feel strange arranging it on the floor.pre-run oatmeal breakfast

About 2 hours later I set out for a run. I was running short on time due to plans to meet my friends for an apple picking excursion (woohoo!) so I decided on an Ewald workout to kick more ass in less time. I hit up the McCarren Park track and felt really good about it. I only had 1/2 cup of the coffee also which is noteworthy. Mel – 1, coffee – 0.

Saturday morning workout:

  • .5 miles to the McCarren Park track
  • 8 pushups
  • 40 bicycle crunches
  • 10 reverse crunches
  • 4×100 sprints with 100 recovery in between
  • repeat steps 2 through 5
  • finish with another round of pushups and crunches
  • .5 miles back
  • stretch in front of my apartment while the old lady on the first floor watches me through her window and then says “i like watching you”. note to self: bake her some cookies and/or never get old.

I was surprised that the oatmeal kept me goin’ from 8am – 1pm. Nice. I then met up with my friends Sam and Hayley for a New Jersey apple picking adventure. It was glorious!

serious. business.

serious. business.

There were endless rows of apple trees. I kind of wanted to run through them like that scene in the Sound of Music and sing with the VonTrap family.


apple tree rows
We taste tested until we felt sick, naturally.

eating an apple

My basket of applefruits:

just picked apples

I arrived home exhausted and happy. It’s sad that September is already peacin’ out! Now I’ve got about 3 lbs of apples, and a pie waiting to be made. I hope. Someone call me and ask me where it is tomorrow so that I feel guilty. Otherwise there’s a good chance it aint happening.

At night I headed out to Staten Island to get wacky with some friends. In which 3 margaritas and an unknown amount of beer was drank went missing. Went to sleep at 3am. Woke up at 11.  And that, my friends, is how not to have a productive Sunday. :) .

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6 Responses to “How to Be Productive on Saturday”

  1. Rosey Rebecca September 28, 2009 at 1:55 am #

    Make me an apple pie and ship it up the Hudson River to Albany, please. I want to go apple picking! I love waking up early on the weekends.

  2. Crunchy Granola Gal September 28, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Hah, I am totally inconsistent in my sleeping/ productivity patterns too — was in bed at 4AM two nights ago and up at 10:30AM, and last night was in bed by midnight and up at 6:30 this morning. go figure.

  3. megzzwinsatlife September 28, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    I love apple picking… where in NJ? I live in NJ! Great job on getting things done this weekend!

  4. Natalie September 28, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    just found your blog through no meat athlete. its great!! the apples look yummy.

  5. Brian September 29, 2009 at 12:41 am #

    I’m so jealous of your weather right now. I was up at 5am Saturday and it was 80 degrees and humid. I’d love to be able to wear a sweatshirt without melting.

    I will scoff at you in January, though…

  6. Brandis September 29, 2009 at 9:51 pm #

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! i still cannot believe you were all in new jersey and did not come to see us and the puppy. actually, yes i can ha ha. i think you should run from your house to our new house in englewood. that would be a great running blog :)

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