Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. Basically there’s just 2 weeks to go until Christmas – can you believe it?! I’m about 95% done with my holiday shopping, I just need to get a few more things for my dad. I’ve only had to go to the stores once or twice to get gifts so I’m super happy about that. I absolutely hate all the crowds during this time of year!
This week was busy, but still pretty good. Although I had more rest days that I would have liked, I think it was worth it in the long run. I also know I should appreciate the extra rest days now since I’ll only have one rest day a week once I start training again. Here’s how my workouts went this week!
Unexpected rest day. I had every intention of going to kickboxing class but I got an early visit from my “friend” that afternoon. All I wanted to do after work was lay on my heating pad, and that’s exactly what I did.
4 Mile run.
I wanted to do 5 but my knee was very cranky 🙁
Boot Camp (60 minutes)
We did different circuits for the first half of the class and then focused on arms and core for the second half. It was great!
Thursday 12/7 and Friday 12/8
More rest days. Thursday night was my company holiday party which was a blast. Sure, I could have gotten up super early to workout before work, but to be honest, I just didn’t feel like it. I got home around 9pm so working out that night didn’t happen either.
Friday I took the day off work and my sister and I did some holiday shopping in the morning/afternoon, and then I went to another holiday party that night. Tis the season for fun, food and drinks! Also on Friday evening I found out that I’ll be back on the RockNBlog team for a second year..I’m super excited!
4 mile run.
Happy to get in a few miles before the snow 🙂
My mom, sister and I also volunteered at a gift wrapping party on Saturday morning. We’ve done this the past few years and really enjoy it. For many children, these wrapped gifts will be the only presents they receive for Christmas so we try to wrap them really well and make them look super pretty!
I also received this month’s Stridebox. They never disappoint!
7 mile run.
Because I didn’t get a long run in yesterday, I wanted to get it in today. Also my normal spinning class was cancelled so I had the extra time to run long.
Total Weekly Mileage: 15 miles
This week was busy, but also a lot of fun. Holiday parties are happening a lot around this time of the month and I’m never one to say no to a good party, especially with delicious food!
Also earlier this week I got a Fitbit! I’ve been using it for the past few days and I love it! I had to send back my previous Garmin fitness tracker that I purchased in September because it wasn’t tracking certain things directly. So far I like the Fitbit better because I can connect with more friends for different challenges and it seems to be more accurate. It also sends words of encouragement and badges after you hit certain goals.
I usually don’t run on both Saturday and Sunday so that was a little different for me this weekend. I probably won’t do it often but it felt totally fine. I almost have 20 miles on my new Sauconys and so far so good. My feet and calf muscles were a little sore after today’s run so I’ll keep an eye on that – I hope it’s not the sneakers. I’ll probably do a few more long runs in the sneakers before making a final decision.
I’m looking forward to taking a few more classes next week (kickboxing and spinning) and continuing to build on my runs throughout the week as well.
How was your week? Did your part of the country get snow?