Well, I am finally back to blogging after quite a whirlwind of a week! Today’s post is going to be kind of a catch-all of what I’ve been up to. I’ll go day by day and share my workouts and some pictures of what was going on. When we last left off I was sick and talking about how I had barely eaten anything I meal planned and hadn’t run for 3 days.
On Sunday I was feeling much better so I went out for a run before leaving for the airport. I ran about 6.5 miles although my Garmin was all over the place once again. I wasn’t too concerned with pace or distance so I just ran for about an hour.
I flew to Detroit where I was meeting Rob’s sister and her husband in the airport. Rob had flown to Cleveland on Friday and was driving to Detroit with his parents, also on Sunday. We all met up at his grandpa’s house on Sunday night.
We stayed in a hotel, so on Monday morning I headed to the workout room to run on the treadmill. Usually when I am in Michigan it is way too cold and icy to run outside. This time it was warmer and there was no snow or ice on the ground, so I could have run outside, but I only packed shorts and tank tops. They take up much less room, anyway. I ran 6 miles and then did 20 minutes of Barre3 legs and core.
We exchanged gifts on Monday afternoon and then did our annual beer tasting. We bought a bunch of different beers (mostly winter/Christmas themed) and a group of about 7 of us tasted them and rated them. This year I wasn’t too impressed with any of the beers we got. I took notes on my phone, but looking back they’re not very useful. Mostly it helped to rate them as we went along.
Always a good time!
Once again I hit the gym for 6 miles. I find that I end up running more than planned on a treadmill because I can just keep going. When I run outside I stop when I get back home. I also did 30 minutes of total body Barre3.
We had a big dinner with Rob’s extended family and pretty much just hung out at his grandpa’s the rest of the day.
Christmas eve started out with 6 miles again, plus 10 minutes of Barre3. We said our goodbyes to Rob’s family and headed to the airport around noon. By some miracle our flight got in to Baltimore about 15 minutes early and our luggage came out in record time. We made it to church at 6pm (which we didn’t think was going to happen) and then had a nice dinner at Sullivan’s steakhouse. After dinner we opened presents, while also unpacking and repacking for the next half of our trip.
I couldn’t resist a Chrismtmas morning run with some of my new gear, plus it was 50 degrees out. I did 5.1 miles around the harbor and I’m pretty sure I was the only other runner out at 5:30 am on Christmas.
My parents picked us up at 8am and we were on our way to New York. We made a quick stop at our hotel and then headed to my aunt and uncle’s to celebrate Christmas.
We were exhausted by the end of the day and crashed back at the hotel by 8:30.
I woke up refreshed on Friday morning and ran 5.1 miles around the hotel. Before my run I did a 10 minute Barre3 workout as a warm-up.
A little later we had lunch with one of my mom’s close friends who we didn’t get to see for Christmas.
And then I got to visit with two of my good friends and their beautiful baby girl!
That evening we grabbed dinner at one of our favorite Long Island restaurants (Mama Theresa’s) and then had some wine in the hotel before calling it a night.
I wanted to get in a longer run on Saturday but I just wasn’t able to get in the groove, plus we had stuff to do so I didn’t have a ton of time. I ended up running 8.1 miles and did 10 minutes of Barre3 core work after.
Lunch was at our favorite pizzeria, Grimaldi’s.
We seriously dream about this pizza for months before visiting New York.
On Saturday night we got to see a bunch of my friends from high school, but I managed to not take a single picture! My friends Karen and Danny got engaged last weekend, so it was great to see them and celebrate!
It was so great to see everyone and spend a few hours catching up!
It was a rest day, and we drove back to Baltimore. The afternoon was spent getting groceries, meal prepping, and doing laundry. Now it’s time to relax and maybe reunite with my foam roller for a bit! Or maybe I’ll just lay on the couch instead.
Total miles: 42.8
What a week! Even though I haven’t been commenting on blogs, I did read most posts this week but I’m hoping to get caught up with everything over the next few days!
What have I missed? How was your week?
Did you get any fun running gifts this year?
I’ll be linking up with Katie for Marvelous in my Monday and Erin for the Weekend Snapshots link-up!