This week was a busy one! Things went good, until they went really bad!!
- Miles run = 29.5
Monday – 4 miles, treadmill. Despite the holiday craziness swirling around me, I’m determined to stay afloat. Getting a run done this morning set the tone for a productive day. That, and a pen a paper to do some major planning so I’ll get things done! Also, got back on track with my PT exercises today. Go me! We had a cookie exchange at work and I got a lot of great cookies. Yummmmm We also frosted cookies at home. Sugar, so much sugar.
Tuesday – 6 miles, treadmill. I was feeling a bit stiff this entire run.
Wednesday – 4.4 miles, Christmas Lights Run V. Four years of running this event, and this year was a cold one! I was also missing my running partner Alan. Since he’s in a boot, he just drove and took pictures. Which left me to run with the rest of the group – HIS running friends. They are much faster than I am, and I struggled to keep up. The speed made my hamstrings hurt something awful, and I also had some mysterious sharp pain up my right side. I’ve never felt that before! Sure, I should have just caught a ride back with Alan when I saw him halfway through, but I stupidly continued on so I didn’t miss out.
We enjoyed some delicious pizza and beer after the run. Good times!
Thursday – Rest day. I was really paying for my run last night. It hurt when I walked!! Definitely the low spot of my month. I was kicking myself for not stopping or at least slowing down. Boo!! I did make it to the gym, but only for upper body exercises. We had an office party at night and I got to wear a running skirt!
We all got elf names. Mine. Bahaha!
Friday – 5 miles, treadmill. The day of rest really helped and I took it easy today. I ran on the treadmill in case there were any issues and I could just bail. I also made another trip the gym, and got to wear my new Christmas leggings! Fun! (confession: I also wore them to parties on Saturday AND Sunday)
Saturday – 10 miles, long run. I hadn’t planned on going this far today, but I was feeling decent so I just kept going. I was actually overdressed and had considered taking off my jacket.
I didn’t have any water or GU’s with me, and the only thing I had eaten for pre-run fuel was this delicious Christmas snack mix. Who says you can’t just run on sugar? LOL
In the afternoon, it was more eating and drinking at a family Christmas party!
Sunday – Rest day! More eating, and another Christmas party tonight. I did my morning PT exercises and plan on getting my 10,000 steps in today! Fun fact, I made a retro Jello mold to take the party. It’s chilling in my fridge right now….. I hope it comes out of the pan without a fight!!
In case you missed it, my 3rd and final post of our Hawaii Vacation!
Q: Did you attend any parties this week?
Q: Are you a fan of Jello?
My family isn’t the biggest fan, but I love it. And I love stuff IN my Jello. Hopefully they will try my super Jello dish that I slaved over!!