Happy Sunday! Did you have a good week? I feel like this week officially kicked off “holiday season” with Halloween and the start of November. Does anyone start thinking about Thanksgiving as soon as November starts? Please tell me I’m not the only one, LOL.
This week was pretty good in terms of workouts. I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things and trying to get a more consistent schedule. I’m definitely guilty of slacking a little too much during November/December, but not this year! If I want to run a spring marathon I really want to make sure that I don’t lose too much of my stamina. While I won’t be running as many miles, I will still be consistent and run 3-4x a week. Let’s take a look at this week!
3 mile run. Monday was such a long day and I didn’t feel like running but I felt so much better after I finished.
Halloween! I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, but every year I dress up as “Invisible” in hopes that it will get me out of a few meetings – no such luck!
I enjoyed a Halloween party at my job and handing out candy to kids. By the time the last trick-or-treaters stopped by, it was 8pm and too late for me to get in a workout.
Wednesday November 1
I love the start of a new month! I set some goals for November, one being to get in at least 10,000 steps per day. I attended my normal Wednesday night boot camp class (60 minutes) and walked on the treadmill to get in my steps for the day. In class we did SO many squats – ouch!
Thursday November 2
I headed into NYC to get my bib and my mom’s bib for the Abbott Dash to Finish Fine 5K. When I got home I ran two miles.
Friday November 3
Fridays are normally my rest day, but I still needed to get in my steps so I went for an hour walk after work.
Saturday November 4
Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K. The course ran a little long at 3.3 miles. The course was crowded but it was still a lot of fun!
I also FINALLY got to meet up with Jessica and Jessie, two bloggers/runners that I really respect. Both of them are running the NYC Marathon for the first time. Jessica is running with Fred’s Team and raised over $16,000 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Center – I mean how amazing is that?! Jessie will earn her Abbott World Marathon Majors Sixth Star! I don’t know anyone that has run all 6 marathon majors – Berlin, Boston, Chicago London, New York and Tokyo. Both these ladies are rock stars in my opinion.
Sunday November 5
I spent the day spectating the NYC Marathon! Such a cool experience. This was actually my first year ‘just spectating’ – in previous years I volunteered first and then stayed to spectate the race. I thought I would might feel a little strange being at the race and not running it, but I felt totally fine. I much preferred cheering on all of the awesome runners today!
All in all it was a busy, but very productive week. I’m taking another “staycation” next week (I have tons of vacation time to use up before December 31!) so I’m looking forward to running some errands and getting in a lot of workouts.