Merry Christmas Eve! Well the time is almost here – Christmas Day is tomorrow! I hope that you are all having a great weekend. I went to the gym this morning, ran a few errands, did some cleaning and cooking, and now I’m sitting down to write this blog! It’s been a busy day, actually a busy week, but I’m looking forward to a fun day tomorrow filled with the 3 Fs – family, friends and food! In case you missed my post earlier this week, I finally selected my spring marathon. I’ll be running the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach on March 18. Training officially starts tomorrow!
This was my last week of pre-marathon training and it went really well!
Kickboxing Class – 45 minutes
Class was awesome as always. I was a hot sweaty mess by the end of it. Earlier that day I went for a nice walk during lunch. I’m going to try to do this twice a week so I can get away from my desk!
10 mile run
I did my long run today because I knew that Saturday would be pretty busy. This was my longest run since early October but it went pretty well.
Boot Camp (60 minutes)
We worked a lot with the benches during class which was different but really good.
4 mile run.
This run was a little bit of a struggle but I got it done!
No workout but I did get my welcome package from Health Warrior. I’m psyched to be a part of the tribe next year as I love their products. They make awesome snacks for me throughout the work day!
6 mile run.
I think everyone in the tri-state area had to move their run to the treadmill on Saturday. Rain + cold temperatures = horrible running conditions. I didn’t want to risk running in that weather and possibly getting sick before Christmas or slipping on the ice. The treadmill worked just fine for my 6 miles!
Spinning Class – 60 minutes
I decided to wear #allthegreen for a class on Christmas Eve because why not?!
Total Weekly Mileage: 20 miles
I feel like this was a great week of pre-training before the real thing starts tomorrow! I’m super excited to start another training cycle. It’s going to be a shorter training cycle at only 12 weeks, but I feel like I have a good base going into everything. If you have run Shamrock before, or have heard anything about the race, I welcome any feedback!
How was your week? Are you ready for the holiday?
I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.
This Week’s Posts
My 2018 Running Goal + Spring Marathon Reveal
5 Festive and Fun Holiday Traditions
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
We just moved our long run from yesterday to today (lots of ice; still icy patches).
Sounds like you had a great week & great job on that first double digit run! Have a very Merry Christmas, Kim.
The ice was really crazy – the main roads were fine but I heard the sidewalks weren’t that great.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas Judy!
This reminds me I still need to try those bars! Great week of training… I think you have a great base for a 12 week plan!
You will love Health Warrior bars!
Thanks so much Vicki – I’m hoping 12 weeks will be enough time to get me the PR I have wanted for over a year!
Kimberly Hatting says
Yes, ready for Christmas…just got my ham balls made and I’ll bake them in the early morning (while I’m running) and then put them in the crock pot…and make my potatoes 😉 Merry Christmas!!
I hope that you had a great Christmas Kim!
Zenaida Arroyo says
Congrats on being a tribe for Health Warrior! I have tried their products and like them too. I am looking forward to your Shamrock Marathon training!!
Thanks so much Zenaida!
Wow, good luck with your new training plan! I usually need a recovery day from the holiday! I love your Wednesday workout leggings! Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much Coco! I feel like I need a recovery day after today but I work this week so that’s not going to happen lol
Hope you’re having a fabulous Christmas, too! Great job keeping with your running. I need to do more workday walks to get out of the office for a bit. Good luck with your next training program!
Thanks so much Clarinda! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a great training cycle.
Dang, what a great week of workouts …you certainly didn’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get in your way!! Congratulations on choosing your spring marathon and good luck!!
Thanks Teresa! I really tried to stick to a workout schedule since I knew I was starting training this week!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
I love you Christmas “sweater.” It’s my kind of sweater. 🙂
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to following along on your Shamrock training cycle!
LoL thanks! The instructor for the class like it too 🙂
Way to keep up with your workouts! I did too, but didn’t have time to do a Weekly Wrap.
I’m excited to follow you as you train for Shamrock!
Thanks so much Wendy!
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
Saturday was such an awful day for running outside! I was glad I got my long run done on Friday. Great job getting in all those workouts!
You were so smart to get it done on Friday. I’m thinking that I will have to do the same thing this week as we’re expecting snow on Saturday again.