Happy Sunday! I’m writing up my recap today from sunny San Antonio. I arrived here on Friday for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series weekend. San Antonio is a cute city and I’ve enjoyed my time here very much. We don’t fly out until tomorrow morning so at least I get to enjoy the city for another night!
I did my typical workouts last week. I didn’t really run during the week as I knew I would be running a good amount of miles this weekend. Here’s how my week went.
Monday, November 26
1 mile run + elliptical (15 mins) + 30 min walk
I always appreciate it when hotels have nice gyms and this one did not disappoint. It was my last day in DC so after the gym I went to a museum with friends before heading home.
Tuesday, November 27
Spinning (45 minutes).
Since I ran a race on Thanksgiving I wasn’t able to do the Turkey Burn spin class with Robin so I was happy to catch it on demand after work. Boy did it whoop my butt!
I also did a crazy thing and threw my name in the ring for next year’s Chicago Marathon. As you know, I have unfinished business with the race and would like to go back to redeem myself. I’ll find out the lottery results this month!
Wednesday, November 28
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
We did circuits and it was great because it helped the time go by faster.
Thursday, November 29
Unexpected Rest Day.
Some hip and knee soreness made me skip my run but I still got in a good walk.
Friday, November 30
Travel Day/RnR San Antonio Expo.
It was a long travel day. We had to fly from NY to Atlanta and then Atlanta to San Antonio. I woke up at 4am so I was pretty beat after traveling most of the day and then going to the Expo as soon as we checked into the hotel. We didn’t take many photos at the expo but we scored this cool one in front of the huge sneaker.
Saturday, December 1
Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K – recap coming next week!
I ran the 5K and my mom ran the 10K. After the race I met up with the We Run Social and Pro Compression crews for a photo.
Sunday, December 2
Rock n Roll San Antonio Half Marathon – recap coming next week!
I wasn’t in half marathon shape but happy to report that I finished the race upright lol.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16.3 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 1 spinning class, 2 walks, 1 boot camp class.
Grade This Week – B+
Another week of training in the books! I gave myself a B+ because there were things I could have done better, including scheduling time for my workouts. I’m off work for a week starting tomorrow so I’ll get to run a lot of errands, finish up my holiday shopping and get in some morning workouts. It will definitely be a week to get back on track.
I was having some aches and pains this week that made me skip Thursday’s run. I feel like my body is falling apart! Every week it’s something new and then something that I thought was gone will come back. It’s super frustrating but I have an idea of some things that I need to start doing to maybe help this problem. For starters, I’m going to be focusing more on leg workouts in hopes that it will make my legs stronger. I know that it will take some time and that’s okay with me.
San Antonio was a lot of fun this weekend. I wasn’t a huge fan of either of the race courses (5K/Half Marathon), but the city was really cool, especially the Riverwalk. Plus everyone here is super friendly! I would definitely come back if my schedules allows next year.
How was your week? How did you close out the month of November? Do you have any leg strengthening exercises that you recommend?