Happy Sunday!! We’re just days away from Thanksgiving. Can you believe it?! Holiday season is in full swing!
I apologize for the lack of blog posts this week. The last two months of the year are always crazy busy at work so it’s hard to balance work, exercise and blogging. To be honest, I also haven’t had too much to write about now that I’m not training for anything, but hopefully I can get back on track with blogging this week!
It’s been over a month since the Chicago Marathon and I feel like I’m on cruise control when it comes to my workouts. I am back to a good schedule and things are finally falling into place. I have been having some ongoing issues with my knees but other than that, my runs have been pretty solid. It was another great week of workouts – let’s discuss!
Kickboxing – 45 minutes.
This was a new class for me and I was pretty happy it was only 45 minutes and not an hour. That should give you an indication of how hard it was, LoL
4 mile run.
This run was a little rough since I did it after a long day at work, but I was happy once it was over.
Boot Camp class – 60 minutes.
We literally did hundreds of squats and my legs were screaming for help! But, I was happy that I finally got to wear my tank top that I purchased at the Chicago Marathon expo 🙂
6 mile run.
I think I also did 6 miles last Thursday too. Maybe that’s my magic number for Thursdays? I rolled out my muscles after the run and my quads were very appreciative!
A well earned rest day!
7 mile run.
This was a cold run (28 degrees) but I actually felt pretty good during the run!
Spinning class – 60 minutes.
I haven’t gone to a spinning class in over a month and I definitely felt out of shape during today’s class. Luckily I should be able to make the class on Sundays for the rest of the year.
Total Weekly Mileage: 17 miles
I’m super happy with all of my workouts this week. While I wish I could have squeezed in one more run, I think the quality of my runs were great. The 7 mile run on Saturday was cold, but I finally figured out how to dress for my cold weather runs. I’ve been over-dressing for the past few runs but I finally nailed down what I need to wear to stay warm, but not too hot. It’s definitely a process!
The kickboxing class that I took on Monday was hard but I think I’ll try to go back. I’m not sure if I’ll do it every Monday, but twice a month would be great. It’s a good mix of kickboxing moves and strength training.
I’m looking forward to running The Great Turkey Escape 5K on Thanksgiving morning. It’s the perfect way to get in a good sweat and have fun before the inevitable food coma that comes later on in the day 🙂 Are you running a turkey trot this year?