You read that correctly. The run streak ended this week. I’m bummed: I almost made it to 500 days, but sometimes, it just doesn’t make sense to push. I regret nothing. Keep reading to get the full details.
- Cardio: 3.61 miles, walking
- Planksgiving Day 5: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, squats (3×10)
Did we have a lot of fun on Saturday night? Oh, yeah.
But we still had things to do. I got up and worked my way through my walk and planks.
A carved our pumpkin, too. Nothing like last minute!
- Cardio: 5.21 miles, running + walking
- Planksgiving Day 6: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, speedskaters (30)
Happy Halloween! The humidity was back, but we had a solid run anyway.
I planked. Yay.
And I voted.
A didn’t have work because it was Halloween so he came home for a change. The evening was crazy. We had friends come to trick or treat. A and his buddy went out in “costumes” they “created” from the closet. It was chaotic and fabulous all at once.
- Planksgiving Day 7: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, RDLs (3×10)
No pictures. Nothing. I was working the polls from 7AM to 6:30PM. It is a long, intense day. We had almost 500 voters pass through, which was a lot.
When I left, I had to run a Scouts committee meeting, so I was delirious when I got home.
- Planksgiving Day 8: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, trunk rotations (15 each side)
Day 2 of work. I really thought I could get up super early and get in some miles, but I ached everywhere. I decided I would plank and get some rest.
- Cardio: 3.82 miles, walking
- Planksgiving Day 9: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, weighted march (30)
Oh, was I grateful to walk! And plank.
This was the laziest of days. I was exhausted, and we had plans to celebrate our 16th anniversary. Things went a little sideways when A called to ask for a pickup – apparently, the flu and a stomach bug are going around and a good chunk of the band was out.
We just pivoted and stayed closer to home.
We tried a new-to-us wine bar and Italian restaurant, and both were amazing.
- Cardio: 5.39 miles, running + walking
- Planksgiving Day 10: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, runner’s lunges (3×10)
Happy 16 years to us!
I had to run by myself.
And this happened. Any suggestions for weaning off the GPS watch in favor of the Apple watch?
Let’s throw in some planks.
And then we had tacos for lunch.
In the afternoon, I headed to the school to help serve dinner to the band and the seniors and their parents for Senior Night.
I had to leave the game for a friend’s emergency (everything is ok), but was back in time to catch the halftime show. There were still some holes due to illness, but they looked and sounded great.
- Cardio: 4.02 mile, walking
- Planksgiving Day 11: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, squats (3×10)
And we are back to the weekend.
We hung out at home while A had a practice block and prepped to head to his MPA competition. We followed over to watch before the show.
He’s in the middle. They did great, in spite of injuries and illnesses. What a season!
Goal-getting + Thoughts
It is November. Can you believe it? I am in awe.
It’s going to be a busy end of year, but I am hoping for lots of festive and fun activities.
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? Are you ready for the winter holidays?
You are so busy! No worries about the run streak ending. Maybe now you’ll have less pressure to get that mile in every day? I’m so glad to hear that a lot of people voted. I hope it’s a positive thing…
I’m never ready for the holidays, lol. I better get on it!
Deborah Brooks says
You were busy this week! Sometimes the streaks are not meant to be. You kept it up for a long time congrats on that. Happy Anniversary!
Geez, what a week! I’m amazed at all you accomplish. Congrats on 16 years!
Can’t help with the Apple Watch. Our holidays tend to be pretty chill.
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Darlene S Cardillo says
I have not had time to give the holidays a thought. I think they will be low key.
Sorry about the streak… Almost 500 is amazing. I don’t keep track but I do try to run or walk everyday… if possible. Often stuff gets in the way.
I voted early too.
Marcia Kadens says
I voted early as well and our polling place was busy even mid-week! I think Tuesday will be nuts. Congrats on the run streak. It’s hard to let it go I’m sure, but I’ll bet it was the right call too.
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
I just got my winter break vacation approved, so I’ve been planning a family ski trip! Not sure how many more years of that we have, so we gotta do it. I am looking forward to it. Happy Anniversary! Your voting day sounds exhausting especially with that meeting afterwards.
We actually missed the very last football game because of the marathon. They made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs, but lost. It was an emotional end for everyone and my son took it hard. I was bummed we missed it. Saying goodbye to such a great activity is hard! I’m glad A has enjoyed playing in your marching band!
Kimberly Hatting says
Busy week for ou! I had to let the running slide this week (as a comparison to your streak ending), but neither my heart or mind weren’t feeling it. Also, and most importantly, my body needed the time out of the running shoes, so I have zero guilt, remorse or FOMO. Onward!!
I know I’ve said it before but THANK YOU for all the election work you are doing. I am sure it is exhausting. I think you made the right decision letting yourself get a bit more rest.
Yay to a strong finish to band season. Do they do anything in the spring or not until fall again?
Kim G says
Another busy week for you! I’m sure that ending the run streak was hard, but it definitely sounds like you made the right decision.
Thank you for all of the election work that you are doing. It’s so important – especially in Florida!
Stacie Seidman says
Phew, what a week! Happy Anniversary!!!
Wow, what a whirlwind week!
I’m really looking forward to the holidays. Pablo and his humans will be there for three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas so prepare yourself for Pablo pictures! 😉
Happy belated anniversary!
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