Hi everyone! It was kind of a “meh” week around here. We had snow, which looked really pretty, but after it melted we were left with the dull winter skies. I’ve had a questionable ankle issue and my hamstrings have not been feeling the best again. But, I’m doing my best and staying active. Miles run = 23.
Let’s start with a fun picture from our last mountain biking day last Sunday. I get so excited when I ride the trails and don’t fall. I’m getting much better! Even going over stuff in the skills park which scared me before. I’m not sure how much we will ride the trails now because we don’t have fat tires on the bikes, although I think they will still do OK (but not great).
Mon – 2.5 miles, treadmill. I had different plans for today, but that didn’t work out. I was actually going to work at home first thing in the morning, but my remote connection is still not set up. I know this does not sound exciting, but for someone who hasn’t had the opportunity to skip a 20 min commute to work and work remotely, it’s a big deal! In the evening I did a strength workout and yoga class on Peloton.
Speaking of deals… did anyone get any great Cyber Monday deals? Marathonfoto was offering deals on old races, so I finally pulled the trigger on some pictures from my Boston 2015 race! Better late than never, right? I love the shot of Alan and I chatting on the course. And Alan said it looks like I am walking on the finish line shot. LOL!! Not true. I did not walk one step of my Boston race and I’m darn proud it! (I have walked on many other marathons though, no shame in that!)
Tues – Rest day! I realized I haven’t had a rest day for 6 days, and my body was feeling it. My foot, under my ankle, was especially feeling wonky. I runfess that it felt that way after last Friday’s run and I still ran on it Saturday and Sunday. Not my best idea. But hopefully some rest will help it out! We got a little bit of snow too! It made all of the xmas lights look so pretty.
Weds – 40 mins elliptical. My ankle was still feeling slightly questionable, so elliptical workout it is! I did another Peloton workout with my son.
On a whim, we decided to go out to dinner… at the place with the huge pretzels! Glad we got the workout in first!
Thurs – Spin class! Or is it called a cycling class? I’m not even sure, but I finally did a Peloton cycling workout. Yep, I dusted off my old spin bike and gave it a try. My bike is pretty basic, so I had no clue what the different speed or resistance settings were, but I adjusted the best I could. I took a beginner class and I liked all of the detailed instruction. It wasn’t terrible! Haha! I’ll try it again I’m sure.
5.4 miles, trail running. I ran with Alan and his watch only said 5 miles. That’s quite a difference! I think mine was more correct because I thought this pace was really tiring and his pace showed slower. 🙂 It was pretty in the woods. 39 free Starbucks drinks left. This one was a Caramel Brulee Frappuccino. Ok, but my fav is probably still mocha/chocolate based.
We went shopping… I’d love to have this guy!! He was so huggable!
Fri – 3 miles, treadmill. Only time for a few treadmill miles today. Lots of places to go, people to see and things to do today!
Sat – 12.3 miles. I was going to go for 8 or 10 miles, but I ran into my friend so I went a few miles more. It happened to be the person who is coaching the 9:30-10:00 pace group with me! This will be a fun training season. We start in January! Our goal race is the Glass City Marathon, on April 25th. Those extra miles I ran seemed like a good idea back at mile 6 when I turned around, but you’ll notice my odd mileage… I ended up walking the last part to my house. Ooof. My hamstrings were not liking that one bit! Later in the day my ankle wasn’t feeling 100% either. I will be taking a break from my Brooks test shoes to see if that’s the issue 🙁
Sun – 40 mins elliptical. A rest day from running. I have more Starbucks escapades to tell you about. Starting this weekend, through Dec 27th, all Starbucks Visa cardholders get 2 free coffees each weekend!! Wow! Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino for me and Java chip for my son. I’ll get to stretch my free drinks out even farther now. 🙂
Also, a fashion question… does anyone else have faux leather leggings? I’m trying to embrace some new styles and it’s definitely something I feel a little self conscious wearing! [ignore the messy closet!]
Q: Is the weather good in your area?
Q: Do you follow fashion trends, or stick with the basics?