This is it! Happy Hannukkah and it’s the last week before Christmas! It’s been a rocky end to a meh year, but I’m holding on to all the holiday cheer I can manage! Let’s begin!
- Cardio: Gingerbread Man 5K
Good morning, and Happy Sunday. I started the week with the Gingerbread Man 5K (race report to come, of course). I love this race, and my friend K, but it was cold and bitter and misty. I was not dressed even remotely properly (had the cutest tank underneath my sweatshirt and wasn’t planning on wearing the pictured shirt at all), but whatever. We kicked butt.
- Cardio: 5 miles, running + walking
- Strength: 3×10 Lateral Raise ISO Hold, 3×10 Dumbbell Snatch to Reverse Lunge, 3×10 Glute Bridge Abductions, 3×10 Seated Bicep Curls, 3×10 Renegade Row
I was on my own for this run, so I mixed up my route and had some fun. It felt really good. Afterwards, I put in some time with a full body strength routine. My body did not approve.
I also got my nails done. Love them, as usual.
Bad news. I got Whammed in Whamageddon. Boo for me.
Of course, once I got home, I started putting up exterior lights. Thank goodness for the curing process soon those nails: no chips.
- Cardio: 4.38 miles, walking
- Strength: 3×10 Banded Laying Leg Raise, 3×10 Russian Deadlift, 3×10 Weighted Glute Bridge Abductions, 3×10 Lateral Lunge, 3×10 Lateral Hops
Ooooh. It’s getting colder (that’s sand, not snow or frost). I am loving it.
Spent some time on my legs this morning. Not fun, but it’s good for me.
- Cardio: 6.09 miles, walking + running
- Strength: 3×10 pushups, 3×10 ISO Hold Chest Press, 3×10 Seated Shoulder Press, 3×10 Seesaw Curls, 3×10 Overhead Hold March
Finally had a buddy to go out with, and that was awesome.
My legs were really sore, so I switched to an arm workout.
And I decorated the tree. Finally.
- Cardio: 3.98 miles, walking
Took a little break from the strength. I was hurting and the weather was gross. Plus, I had a bunch to do.
I was supposed to be going on a road trip to visit Meghan, and see the Night Of A Million Lights, benefitting Give Kids The World, but with tornado warnings, and thunderstorms, we weren’t sure if it would happen. Fortunately, the storms cleared, and I was able to make the drive.
Even better, the event was open!
I am going to speak for both of us when I say we needed this break.
- Cardio: 2.75 miles, running + walking
This trip had a super quick turnaround, but before I left, we had a walk at a nearby park.
Also, Happy National Ugly Sweater Day!
If you want to see me dance…
When A got home from school, he and I went shopping at our big outdoor mall. We don’t get to do a lot of the fun stuff together, so it was nice to catch up and have dinner.
- Cardio: 4.24 miles, walking
We had a busy Saturday ahead of us. A was working at a karate belt test, so I dropped him off and got my miles in near the studio.
A little before I was supposed to pick him up, he called to say his bosses were taking the team out to lunch. It was his first “work holiday party” and I think it was so nice of them to treat the kids.
That afternoon, he went to his buddy’s house, and I worked on baking cookies.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
There is still a lot to do. We will celebrate Hanukkah at my parents’ today and then get into the rest of the week. It’s definitely crunch time.
I have a few more gifts to buy, some earring orders to complete, and all the rest of the baking and the wrapping. Will it get done? Of course!
How was your week in training? What’s left on your to-do list?