It’s hard to believe we’re over halfway through December! I’m not ready for Christmas, yet. Are you? I still have a few cards to put in the mail, a few more gifts to buy and a lot of wrapping to do! Thankfully I still have a week to do it! And I’ll be taking next week (and the week after) off from blogging to get that done as well as spend lots of time with my girls. We have big plans. Cupcake’s plans mostly consist of going to the museum. Pumpkin’s are to do puzzles. I’ll also be trying to squeeze in some running time. With having Cupcake home on break from school I’m not sure when I’ll be able to log the miles.
Saturday was long run day! I was looking forward to logging some miles after having only a 5K the weekend before.
Not everyone in the group wanted to run long, but we all set out together and when half the group was ready to turn back at 2 miles we all turned back. When we hit 4 miles (and made it back to the start) half the group called it a day, the other half picked up the pace and kept running. 8 miles at 9:59 min/mile overall. With negative splits. Gotta love negative splits! Oh, and notice the amount of bare skin being shown in December! It was 60 degrees!!!!
And on Sunday I rest.
I ended up taking Monday off as well. I wasn’t feeling too well Sunday night and went to bed super early. I was still a little iffy on Monday morning, so I took a much needed rest day. I think the stress of last week (we found out Oscar has heart disease) caught up to me.
Tuesday I hit the pavement again and it was good! I almost skipped out on it because of not feeling well the day before and because I had work to do, but I’m so glad I went. It felt good to get the heart pumping and it was good company. A therapeutic run for sure! 3.25 (stroller pushing) miles at 10:30 min/mile.
Wednesday I set the alarm and got my strength training in (mostly) before the girls woke up. I did Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism workout, which is 55 minutes of body weight circuits. It’s a tough one! It really is a good workout, but I do get a bit annoyed at how she makes comments about how we’re working towards a sexy body. Cause I’m really just working towards a strong one………….
On Thursday I got the crazy idea to run a bike path extension that goes down toward the main bike path along the river. And when I say down I mean downhill. And what goes downhill must come uphill. And we know Thursday is a stroller running day…….. Thankfully I had a running buddy who loves that path join me. It was great to have someone there to keep my pace up, distract me from the uphill battle and even volunteer to take over pushing on the uphill for a little bit! We tackled 4.68 hilly miles at 9:59 min/mile.
This morning I set the alarm again. To let Jillian Michaels kick my butt again. But this time I did the No More Trouble Zones workout. Again, it’s a tough workout. Again, I find some of her comments annoying. But I’m sure I’ll be sore tomorrow! (as if my abs weren’t still sore from Wednesday’s workout!)
Despite missing a day I’m pretty happy with the work I put in this week. If you want to keep up with me while I take my blogging vacation I’m sure I’ll be on Instagram. And occasionally Twitter. And if you haven’t already done so you still have 2 days to enter my compression socks/sleeves giveaway.
And have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I’ll see you in 2016!!!