It's feels good to be getting back on track in terms of training. The previous week was pretty unproductive so I had to get myself back on track this past week. I managed to get all of my workouts in but being sick caused me to cut one of my runs short. I was finding it a bit difficult to run and cough like crazy at the same time. I was also out of energy and pushed myself to do as much as I possibly could before calling it quits. Here is what last week looked like:
Monday: XT Day#1: Spin Class
Tuesday: 5.25 miles (Should have been 8 but too sick to finish)
Wednesday: REST DAY
Thursday: 6 Mile Speed Workout on Treadmill (Seemed much easier on the treadmill)
Friday: REST DAY (Went to the movies to see Jack and Jill..pretty funny!)
Saturday: 13 Mile Run @8:42 (We finished the last three miles strong!)
Sunday: XT Day#2: 45 minutes on Life Cycle
Total Miles for the Week: 24.25
Holiday Half Marathon:
Shawna and I will be running the Holiday Half Marathon this Sunday so we did a mock run on part of the course this past Saturday. We were not able to cover the entire course since we did not have access to all of it but we ran a good portion of it. It is a pretty hilly course so I am not expecting to PR on this course by no means. My quads were feeling it after the mock run on Saturday! I guess they warned us by using the word "HILLS" on the Elevation Chart.
Shawna and I have decided to dress up and look very festive for this race so I don't know how comfortable we will be. I am in it strictly for fun this time but I am not so sure about Shawna! This is the last race of 2011 for me so I will spend the remainder of the year enjoying the holidays but will continue to stick to my training plan.
My Favorite Holiday Goodies:
All of the Christmas decorating is done at home and it is already starting to feel like Christmas at work. I added some lights on my monitor and all the goodies are starting to show up at work too.
I can resist most of the junk food at work but there is one thing that I wait for every year and it showed up today!
|Linda's Homemade Toffee!!|
A co-workers wife sends us a huge can of homemade toffee every year that just melts in your mouth. I absolutely love it!!! Is it rude that I took half of the can for myself?
While I am on the subject of my favorite holiday foods, have you heard about the 12 Days of Yuletide Yumminess at Yogurtland? Don't miss out on these flavors!! I haven't been!!