Happy Sunday 🙂 So this is the last Weekly Run Down post of 2019. It feels weird just typing that!
Although I don’t have any time off work during the holidays, my schedule is a little more “relaxed” so Im thankful for that. I’m also thankful for the lack of meetings/conference calls and peace and quiet to get work done. That being said, I enjoyed a lot of morning workouts this week, which is always a huge bonus for me!
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, December 23
OrangeTheory Fitness – Power (60 minutes).
I really love Power days at OTF because we get to lift a little heavier, but there were some burpees with weights in this workout that I wasn’t thrilled about, lol.
Tuesday, December 24
OrangeTheory Fitness – ESP (90 minutes).
This was my first 90 minute OTF workout and I still can’t believe I made it through the workout! It was hard and after 60 minutes my body was like “what are we still doing here?” LoL. Also I think something was wrong with my heart rate monitor because there’s no way I only got 20 splat points in 90 minutes (I usually average 25 splat points in a 60 minute class).
I also picked up my gift from the studio for participating in the Sleigh the Holidays Challenge in December. I love the gloves – they will be perfect for running!
Wednesday, December 25
3.1 mile run.
Merry Christmas! Started off the morning with my annual Christmas Day 5K. I always enjoying getting in a run on Christmas morning because it’s so peaceful outside.
I also went all out for my Christmas dinner outfit. Penguins are my spirit animals.
Thursday, December 26
3 mile run
I got in a 3 mile run before logging in for work. It was nice to get it done early in the morning.
I went to Target and the mall to do some after Christmas shopping. Target barely had anything left so that was a bust – I just got a box of Christmas cards and a few gift bags. I also stopped by a calendar store to get a desk calendar – for half off 🙂 – for my desk at my job. I decided on this one and I’m looking forward to all the different ideas each day!
Friday, December 27
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance Power (60 minutes)
This was my first endurance power OTF workout and it was pretty cool! We had lots of treadmill to row switches and a lot of different exercises on the floor.
It was also Pajama Day at the studio! My mom and I were the only ones that dressed up (lol) but it was still fun.
Saturday, December 28
4 mile run
I got through my run on Christmas Day but it didn’t feel all that great. Luckily this run felt a lot better. The temperature was pretty perfect as well – around 42 degrees with plenty of sunshine. Also for the first time I ran a faster pace and didn’t feel like death at the end of the run – thank you OrangeTheory for the increased endurance!
…and my day got even better when my college won the Cotton Bowl! #WeArePennState #GoNittanyLions 🙂
Sunday, December 29
Peloton Cycle (60 minutes).
Of course on the one day I could “sleep in” I was still up at 5am. After laying in be I decided to get in my workout early. I really love these two instructors so it was an hour of fun and sweat!
Total Weekly Mileage: 16.5 miles
Summary: 6 runs, 2 cycle classes and 3 OTF workouts
Grade This Week – A+
I’m really happy with my workouts from this past week! It felt like a great way to close out 2019.
Today I used that Top9 app to generate my top 9 Instgram posts from the year, but I really wasn’t happy with the photos. It’s always odd to me which photos get the most likes! So I decided to make my own top 9 grids – one for running and one for OTF.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I was in the holiday spirt. On my IG stories, I posted that I attempted to do some holiday baking earlier in the week. Let’s just say, it didn’t go well:
They were supposed to be “mini” cakes in holiday shapes (Christmas tree, gingerbread man, candy cane, etc). I overcooked them so they were dry and as you can see I did a horrible job on the frosting. I’m not a baker at all, but at least I tried, LOL.
Speaking of the holidays, I saw this on Instagram and couldn’t help but to laugh out loud because this is exactly how I’ve been feeling lately.
On a totally different subject, I saw this post on Twitter and almost fell out of my chair. How is this actually possible?! I’m about to start a YouTube channel, lol.
That’s it for this week! I hope that you have an amazing New Year Eve celebration and welcome 2020 with open arms! 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂