A day late, a dollar short – whatever! This holiday/birthday week went way too fast and I had zero interest in blogging this weekend (or doing my NASM apparently – whoops!) so this will just have to be a day late + – I’m sure you’re really broken inside about this – I know I am
Anyways, here’s a recap of my workouts from the past 7 days + whatever else happened while I was out!
Monday (aka my b-day): I stayed home from work and went to check out a class at the gym in the morning – Interval. Not exactly a class I will be missing attending regularly, that’s for sure… but later in the afternoon, when sister was done with work, we headed back for another class, TRX! Love, love, loved this workout! But I refuse to pay $10/time after we use up our joining gift certificates. Sad. Also kind of worried this gym is going to be a big fat bust on the classes. So far, not so good…
Tuesday: Back at work, yuck but I managed to run 3 miles before work! I don’t think I did anything else in the after work hours but I cannot recall…
Wednesday: Yoga DVD + 15 minute Core + 15 min Arms DVDs. Yoga was either this day or Tuesday I guess. #memoryfailure
Thursday: Turkey Day!!! My favorite holiday! I cooked dinner/lunch at my house and my parents, grandparents and sis were there to enjoy the food. I always fail to time turkey cooking correctly though… Wanted to eat at 5pm but the turkey was done by 3:30pm. I always end up with turkeys cooked way before the normal Xmins/lb says it should be done. But regardless, it was all really delicious and I ate way too much!
Man, I want there to still be leftovers in the fridge…
For workout it was a big fat rest day + being on my feet for 5ish hours cooking – ha!
Friday: Sister and I tackled her first ever 20 mile run! It was terribly windy on Friday and also quite cold. We didn’t really feel the full effects of the weather on the first 13ish miles but by the time we finished that first portion, we were both so cold + so windblown. We refilled water bottles and tried to chug along for the final 6.35 miles but those 6+ miles felt like they might as well have been the full 20! And then to top it all off, my hip started hurt, hurting around mile 17 and I tried to make it go away up to mile 18 but to no avail… so we walked the next 1.5, stopped home for a little pup and walked it to the finish around his “block”. Hopefully we will get in another 20 miler closer to Christmas because this one was anything but confidence boosting for me! Plus I want sister to run it home next time After the run, we parked our butts in bed and watched a Twilight Marathon – ha!
Saturday: I was planning to go to the gym but guess what? Didn’t happen! So instead I did the Strength DVD from Insanity Asylum. Totally love this DVD from the crazier Insanity! The others have a lot of jumping but someday I want to go through the whole program and actually eat healthy along the way too to see what it can do for me! Maybe come February…or when I’m 40.
Sunday: Made it to the gym! And did a 40ish minute weight circuit I made up (must practice chin ups…) and then went to a yoga class at the gym. After working out, the family attempted to get a Christmas tree for my house and the parents. It turned into quite the ruckus when we 1) got locked out of the house and 2) had to drive to THREE tree farms to try to find something >4′ tall + <$70. But somehow we managed… after walking, and walking and walking some more!
All said and done, I ran 23 miles and made it to the gym 3 times so I met all my goals! I also squeezed yoga in twice so that’s a good thing for me!
For the next week, I am planning 20 miles of running + 3 gym trips again. Also yoga > 1 time
Peace out, Homies.
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving holiday if you are in the US! Any good workouts from the past week?