This is it. The last week of 2021. We have Christmas, and New Year’s and that’s it. Oh, Mr PugRunner’s birthday is January 1, so the party continues.
Sunday – 4.11 miles, walking + 12 Days of Fitmas
Sunday was just an average day. I had a nice morning walk in my new Bucee’s shorts.
We got to bring it weights for the seven tricep kickbacks, and that mixed up Fitmas just enough.
Afterwards, I worked on baking cookies for the upcoming festivities.
Monday – 3.75 miles, bridge repeats + 12 Days of Fitmas
The week started at a run, almost literally. I thought the beach would be beautiful, but it was absolutely not. I didn’t get much farther than 3.75 miles cause oof the wind on the bridge. I couldn’t even go very far on the sand due to the tide.
Fitmas called for standing side crunches, eight to be exact. Those were fun.
I had a nail appointment and I am in love with this black, mixed texture look.
And then I had a last minute appointment for my booster. From there, I did a bit more shopping, and then came home too get some rest.
Tuesday – 4.31 miles, running
Who had a booster hangover? This girl. I woke up feeling ok, and even got out to run, despite the wind and rain, but I felt like crap the entire time.
I didn’t even do my 12 Days of Fitmas. I got in the shower, and then went directly to bed. It took two solid naps, and some food and drink to get back to myself again. Ugh. Luna was an amazing nurse.
Wednesday – 3.38 miles, walking + 12 Days of Fitmas
By Wednesday, I was back in business. I walked.
And then I caught up with nine jump squats and ten single lead romanian dead lifts. Whew. Those were tough.
I made the boys a breakfast board, and then took them out for mini golf and lunch, before heading out to complete some shopping.
Thursday – 7.41 miles, running + .49 miles, walking + 12 Days of Fitmas
It was a good day for a run, nice and cool. I was feeling better, but not 100%. Enough for a “long” run of sorts, though.
Day 11 of the 12 days called for eleven bicep curls. Easy peasy.
And then the rails fell off, a little. I went to grab coffee and my mom’s gift, and found a bolt in the tire! I still had to go to Trader Joe’s, and we had lunch reservations that I needed to get to, but I had to go home and trade cars with Mr PugRunner. He took the afflicted vehicle to the tire repair place, so I could finish what I had to do.
We got dressed up for our reservation, and enjoyed an amazing time at the Miracle Christmas Pop Up!
I also loved getting to walk around town to see some of the lights. It was the touch of festivity I needed.
Friday – 4.42 miles, walking + 12 Days of Fitmas
I confess to having stalled the last few days, so it was time to get to work. I walked.
The last day of Fitmas called for 12 lunges, in addition to all the other exercises. Done.
And then I made ornaments for an order for my mom, finished cleaning and wrapping, and then we picked up Chinese food to bring to my parents for Christmas Eve. It was a lovely evening.
And then it was home to wait for Santa. Someone was excited.
Saturday – 1 mile, walking
Merry Christmas! I took Luna for a walk, giving me my one mile for my Run Streak. It’s still going strong!
It was an odd day: Mr PugRunner had a bad allergy flare up, and so things were just sort of out of sorts. But we opened gifts, spent some time together, and hosted my parents for dinner.
Little man was super excited with lots of fishing gear and a new mattress and bed frame. Luna loved her new toys. And yes, I got new running shoes, among other things, which I am excited to try out.
Am I ready for New Year’s? No. Will I get there? Yes.
I will be popping in and out this week. We were supposed to go out of town but that’s been postponed. So now it’s time to figure out fun things to do. I may spend some time working on the blog, to start the year out right. That would be the best use of my time, I think.
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How was your week in training? What are you up to this week? Any fabulous gifts you gave or received?
Kim G says
I love the tradition of Chinese Food on Christmas Eve – I feel like I want to start that at my house too!
It’s super easy, especially when you have to finish wrapping and prepping for Christmas Day. I vote for yes.
What a fun week! I love your dress for the Miracle pop-up. And the pug’s sweater- too cute!
So much yummy food in your post! Makes me hungry 🙂
I love the dress too.l It’s so cute and comfy!
There was no way I could run the day after my booster (or even walk). But it was only one day. I probably did better this week with the extra rest.
Love the Pug ornament/inflatable. I think you did a fab job this week. I’m so sorry your travel plans had to get postponed.
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Since I had no reaction to the other vaccines, I didn’t really think about it until I was on the road and feeling like poo. Whoops.
I’m pretty bummed about it, but trying to rally.
I was pretty sick after my booster–it lasted 36 hours and poof, it was gone. That was back in August. Believe it or not, I have to get another booster in February because of my RA. I am not looking forward to it.
Looks like nice holidays for you! So much food!
Ugh. I hope you don’t have a reaction after your second one. That was rough.
Deborah Brooks says
we also love Chinese food on Christmas over here! Sounds like you had a nice low key Christmas with your family. Wow that is quite a charcuterie board!
I used to make a homemade carbonara, but my stepdad is picky and loves Chinese (and doesn’t get to have it often) so it’s a treat for everyone!
I love making boards.
OMG, Luna looks so cute! Sorry your Christmas was a bit more chill than usual, but that can nice in a way too. I hope everyone is back to feeling good.
She is such a cutie pie. I love her to pieces. The husband is still a sinus-ridden mess, but what can you do?
Kimberly Hatting says
Seems like a lot of us had out-of-sorts Christmas weeks…mine was totally crazy. Oh well, it happens, and we persevere!
Yup! Keep on swimming, right?
Love your breakfast board. And your holiday dress. You looked beautiful.
I got nails done yesterday. Love that.
I had a quiet holiday. But everyone is healthy. That’s what is important.
Happy birthday to the hubby.
Thank you so much – I loved that dress.
I’m so glad everyone is healthy and doing well.
Luna’s sweater is fire! So cute! I feel like I’m the only one who felt NOTHING from the booster. The Caveman felt nothing as well so that makes two of us. I guess my arm was mildly sore but honestly I forgot I even had the shot. My kids get boosted this week so we’ll see how they feel, although they felt nothing when they got the original series of Pfizer vaccines. You are the goddess of cute boards!
I have two friends who didn’t feel anything from the booster either. I was pretty annoyed with myself LOL – usually I’m tougher than that.
I love making boards!
Liz Dexter says
Glad you got your booster, and what lovely times you’ve managed to have even among the booster hangover and allergy flareup. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I’m glad I got it too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!
Michelle D. says
That photo of Luna is just too cute 🙂
Sorry for the booster hangover – I am bracing myself for mine next weekend.
I really love your food boards! If you ever decide to host an online class sign me up.
Oh, I never thought of doing that! What a great idea!
I hope you don’t have any side effects!
Isn’t she a cutie!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
I realized the day after Christmas that I should have asked for a charcuterie board for Christmas. I have several huge pewter platters that I have used for antipasto platters for years, but now that it’s cool to do the same type spread with desserts, breakfast foods, etc., I’d love to have a little variety to serve from. I made my first dessert board last night, channeling my inner Jenn. 😉
Have a great week and Happy New Year!
Stacie Seidman says
We always did Chinese for Xmas eve too, but in more recent years we now do it on the 23rd (Festivus!) to accommodate my sister-in-laws traditions. Never a bad time for Chinese food though!
Sounds like you had a nice low key holiday!