Here we are! The last week of 2020! I don’t know if that’s going to be a good thing or a bad thing, but I am very hopeful that 2021 bring with it so many amazing things, and a shift. Truly, I need to believe better things are coming. It’s the only thing that’s getting me through.
Sunday – rest
I took two rest days this week, with Sunday being the first. Normally, I skip rest days altogether, but I just didn’t feel like setting the alarm, getting up, or being productive. Instead, we went to try a new donut shop, and it was absolutely the right call. Sometimes, a breakfast date is just the answer.
We had a few errands that took up the bulk of our afternoon and then we hunkered down with some Christmas movies. I love these holiday nights. I really do.
Monday – 3.78 miles, walking
Christmas week and I wanted to start strong! Oh, yeah!
I did some last minute Target pickup, and also started to secretly organize for wrapping. We also needed to get a jump start on the cookies. There is always something going on during Christmas.
Also, we decided to have a day of pet cleaning. I washed all the beds and bedding, and the critters, themselves.
Tuesday – 5 miles running + 1.74 miles walking + 2.30 miles, hiking
This was a busy day on the fitness front. First, we headed out for a morning run, and yes, it was cold again. It was also stupidly humid and my legs were so heavy. Boo.
Some friends met up with us at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Now that it’s not quite so hot, I hope to go on more hikes during the week.
These trails were particularly gorgeous, and we got in a few miles on the available loops.
I am excited for our next hiking destination.
And cheers to ugly sweaters!
Wednesday – 3.80 miles, walking
It’s Festivus for the rest of us! Festivus is the annual airing of grievances and feats of strength! I didn’t have any grievances (surprisingly), but I was happy to try my strength with this side plank.
The boys went out that afternoon, and I took the opportunity to wrap, wrap, wrap!
Thursday – 5 miles, running + 2.15 miles, walking
Happy Christmas Eve!
We started the day with a solid run. It was warmer than Tuesday, but not unbearably so.
The rest of the day was dedicated to pre-cooking a french toast casserole, breakfast sausage balls, and stuffed shells, as well as decorating cookies. I also complied with A’s wishes to make hot chocolate bombs. Mind you, I didn’t have the proper mold, but I did what I could. Click here to watch them melt.
For dinner, we had our traditional Chinese food buffet. It was a bittersweet evening, because usually, my parents join us, but we made the best of it.
We scooted A off to bed, and got to work placing presents under the tree.
Friday – rest
I took off from all activity for the day. The day before had worn me out and I was more than happy to lounge about. A woke up at 5:45 AM, but I held him off until about 7:00 and then it was time for presents!
It was a beautiful day. We enjoyed all our presents, and lots of delicious food.
Also, we were able to enjoy a socially distanced time with my parents, which made the day even better. We are so grateful for these moments.
Saturday – 8.0 miles, running + 1 mile, walking
We woke up to a temperature of 28 degrees! WHAT! Normally, I would say “nope” but I didn’t want to wait until Sunday. Once we were out there, it wasn’t terrible.
I confess to being a complete lump for the rest of the day. I did go through some old clothes for donation, and I plan on cleaning out some cabinets in the kitchen, but that’s about it.
Even with two rest days, I’m pretty proud of the week, and the month. I have totaled about 133 miles to date, with more to come. I’m also looking forward to a 5K on Saturday, January 2, to ring in the new year. It feels like a great way to start 2021.
Coming up this week, I’ll be sharing more about goal-setting, how proud I am of A, and planners. It’s going to be a good week.
I am linking up with the Weekly Rundown, with Confessions of A Mother Runner and Running on the Fly! Check them out!
How was your week in training?
What do you have coming up before the end of the year?
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
Nice week of workouts! And you were so productive! I still can’t believe it was 28 degrees there. I mean that’s pretty standard for the winter here but I’m sure it was surprising for you!
Darlene S Cardillo says
It’s funny not to see you in shorts and a tank. Your temps were like ours…just no snow.
Though the rain washed away most of snow.
COVID appears like it will be a factor in our lives until FALL so no elaborate running goals. I already posted a few very doable ones.
There seems to be many more races in Fla. Everything still cancelled up north.
Wow, it was a cold there as it was here — and I opted for the treadmill! I didn’t take a day off from workouts, but I am taking the weekend off from everything else — we still have plenty of leftovers and I can tolerate the Christmas chaos a few more days before cleaning up.
Omg, Huff looks so mad in that pic.
Congratulations on getting out with it so cold and an amazing week
Being a lump is needed more often than we recognize
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
I am so impressed with your 28 degree run. I’ve gotten much more flexible with running outside when it’s under 30, but that’s a pretty normal temperature up here in the north and I still struggle with it.
Kim G says
Awesome week of workouts Jenn! So glad to see that you had a fun Christmas celebration. I also love the Fa LA LA wrapping paper!
28 degrees! WOW! That’s crazy cold for Florida!
What a festive and fun (and active) week- looks wonderful!
Deborah Brooks says
Nice week of workouts for you. Glad to see that you all had a really nice Christmas even if it was a little different. It is hard not to see your parents when they live close. We have the same. Have a great week ahead and thanks for linking
Kimberly Hatting says
Looks like a busy and productive week! Great job getting everything done 😉 Christmas was its own game this year LOL, but hopefully things will be fully restored a year from now.
Did you come across any iguanas falling out of trees? We saw here on the news that was a worry down there. I mean, it’s 2020, right? I wish that when 2021 starts, it would be like flipping a switch. Sigh.
Looks like a lovely holiday. You should be a party planner! Even your little family gathering was so festive.
We don’t have the big iguanas up here. My friend lives in South Florida has them falling in her yard all the time, and it freaks her right out.
That’s really sweet. I haven’t been up to really glamming things up for a while because it hasn’t felt right. I tried to make things a little more festive to make things “normal.”
Zenaida Arroyo says
You were pretty busy this week! Ouch on that cold weather. I mean, here is it normal, but not in Florida.
Nope! It’s been pretty hard to get out there some mornings!
Michelle D. says
Great workout week for you! And it looks like you had a lovely Christmas!
I had no idea it ever got that cold in Florida – you’re rivaling our temps 😉
It does get cold here. We are basically south Georgia, so the weather is just slightly less tropical.
Yikes that was chilly for FL! Your holiday shenanigans look so fun. The bombs came out great! I saw a lady on IG put a hot chocolate bomb in coffee. Now that sounds pretty good!
That is a brilliant idea. I think if I had the right mold, it would have been better, but A got the thrill of melting something, so I’ll call it a win.
Liz Dexter says
Wow, that cold weather, shocking! Glad you has as good and pretty – and active – a festive season as you could!
We are still shivering! I am glad to have some winter, but it’s definitely cold out there!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
You had a great week of workouts and time to have fun – sounds like a great balance! Wow, 28° sounds cold for down there! Hope it’s warmed up a little since then.
Soo cold! Today was mid-40s, but humid. I liked 28 better.
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
I really wanted to get some hot cocoa bombs, but I didn’t get around to it. Crazy weather you had! I had friends who were vacationing in Florida and it was funny to see them in all of their layers! Good luck on your NY’s 5K! Your pets are adorable 🙂
Stacie E Seidman says
Sounds like a great week! Glad you were able to see your parents.