Week 2 of marathon training for the Glass City Marathon ended with 36.5 miles of running. I had a few good strength workouts at the gym and even did some rock climbing! I have been quite busy visiting my Dad in the hospital and also helping out when my Dad went back home. He has good days and bad days. I’m very thankful to have an EV with all of the traveling back and forth! With the way this year has ended, I am looking forward to saying goodbye to 2022 and crossing my fingers for better days in 2023.
Mon – 7 miles, tempo run on treadmill. Gym visit! The gym visit was fun because our daughter joined us. She showed me all of the exercises she does on the Smith machine, and I did them with her. Can you guess where this is going? Yep, I did them with her, with her weights, and I was feeling it afterwards!! The worst pain was on my neck from the weight bar. Ugh.
Tues – 5 miles, treadmill. My legs were locking up due to the workout on Monday, but once they got moving they felt was OK. Standing around at work all day wasn’t the best! This really summed up me right now.
Weds – Rest day! My Dad was released from the hospital today to be in my Mom’s care at home. Fingers crossed they can figure everything out and keep my Dad out of the hospital again. I wouldn’t say he’s “feeling better” but he is at a manageable level for home care.
Thurs – 6.5 miles. This was supposed to be a “hilly interval workout”, but I just wasn’t into it and the recovery parts of my workout were just walking. The hill program on the treadmill is pretty intense! It was a WFH day and my cat thoroughly enjoyed me being home.
It was 50 degrees… at night! We took advantage of the great weather and saw the Toledo downtown lights.
Fri – 4 mile run, and gym visit. I got to try out the Noxgear light I got as my Christmas gift (it was dark when I started). I loved it!! Even though it was drizzly out, the 55 degrees felt good. 9:07 avg pace.
Our Planet Fitness was all decorated for New Years Eve… or maybe to welcome all of the new people who will be flooding the gym soon!
Rock climbing!! My family went to a climbing gym to Planet Rock in Ann Arbor. It was so fun! It was the first time for my kids but my husband and I had gone there almost 23 years ago! I especially liked the tall walls, but my kids did quite well bouldering. My husband wasn’t really feeling the vibe because he has a fear of heights (in some situations).
Sat – 14 miles, long run. This run turned out surprisingly well – especially since I didn’t start running until 3:30 pm which meant I’d be finishing in the dark! My last 3 miles were a little slower than the rest, but my average was 9:07 so I was very happy with that. Ironic that my pace was exactly the same on Friday’s run!
For the first time since we’ve had kids my husband and I were the only ones home to celebrate the new year! Kinda weird!
Sun – Rest day! My only goal for the new year, besides my never ending quest to be more organized with meal planning and grocery shopping, is to log something active on Strava every day in 2023. I’ll start with a walk today 🙂 Maybe this year I can hit 1,000 miles of cycling too… if I start using my stationary bike again.
I hope 2023 brings you all the best!!
Q: Do you have any goals for 2023?
Q: Did you gather with friends or family to ring in the new year?