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.
How was your week in training?
What do you have coming up before the end of the year?