Happy Sunday! I hope that you had a fantastic week 🙂 This week went by so fast, primarily because I was back to work and it was just super hectic. I expected this so luckily I tried to prepare for it mentally.
How are we already halfway through December? And just a little over 1 week until Christmas? I think December might be the one month of the year that goes by the fastest.
Right now I’m not training for anything so I’m pretty much in maintenance mode. I’ll still continue to work out but I’m not following a set schedule or anything at this point. Read on to learn about my first week in “maintenance mode”.
Monday, December 10
Kickboxing (45 mins) / Walk (30 mins).
My legs were like “please help” by the end of the class. Originally I was going to do a spinning class but my sister wanted to go to kickboxing so I opted to do that instead.
Tuesday, December 11
4 mile run.
Decided to get in a run to celebrate getting into the 2019 Chicago Marathon! A few of my other friends got in as well and I’m very much looking forward to having virtual training buddies on this journey. I’m also looking for redemption from the 2017 race!
Wednesday, December 12
Spinning (60 mins).
Another great Peloton spinning class with Cody. The ride featured pop music and it was really fun.
Thursday, December 13
3 mile run.
Nothing like a run to get the day started! I also had my company holiday lunch in the afternoon and did some volunteering in the evening. It was a busy day so I knew I had to get my run done first thing in the morning.
Friday, December 14
Rest Day, but I did an IG takeover for Great Lakes Gelatin which was fun.
Saturday, December 15
4 mile run.
Luckily I finished this run right before the rain started. We also had a super cute furry visitor 🙂
Sunday, December 16
Spinning (60 mins).
A great class to end the week! I was happy my workout was indoors because the weather this weekend was rainy, cold and crappy. It’s literally rained every weekend for the past few weeks. I’m so over it.
Total Weekly Mileage: 11 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 2 spinning classes, 1 walk, 1 kickboxing class.
Grade This Week – A
I’m pretty happy with my workouts this week. I am trying to keep my runs on the shorter side to see if that will help with my ITB pain. I notice that the pain comes back slightly when I hit 4 miles so that may be my sweet spot right now. I’ve also had some pain in my left achilles tendon for the past few weeks. Nothing too horrible, but yesterday night it was really bothering me (probably from the morning run and being on my feet shopping most of the day). I’m hoping it doesn’t develop into anything too serious but I’ll keep my eye on it.
I finally finished all my Christmas shopping yesterday (including spending some time wrapping gifts)! I do a lot of my shopping online but there are still some things I need to go to the stores to purchase. I always have a hard time finding gifts for my dad. I think men in general are just hard to buy gifts for because they rarely give any ideas! Luckily the malls weren’t too crazy. I know that next weekend will be nuts so I wanted to avoid that at all costs!
On Saturday I’ll be running a holiday themed 5K race. It should be fun and I’m looking forward to it, and also grabbing breakfast with my run crew after the race.
How was your week? Are you all done with your holiday shopping?