Hello and Happy New Year! I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone and it’s now 2018. Last week was kind of a blur, between the holidays, traveling, and getting sick. I still got in a lot of workouts somehow. I could have done without the frigid temperatures though! (Seriously, will this cold front ever end?)
Last week started out with a windy Christmas run around the neighborhood. Then, I ran on the treadmill at the hotel gym in Michigan for 2 days. (I am always so grateful for a treadmill there- it’s always so cold and icy!) I came back on Wednesday and started feeling sick the day we came back. On Thursday and Friday I could barely move from the couch, but felt good enough to run again over the weekend. It certainly wasn’t ideal to be running outside in temps below 20 degrees when you’re just getting over being sick, but I guess I’m stubborn. (It would be great if our treadmill could be here already!!)
Monday: 3.1 miles
The wind was so intimidating (just hearing it from inside the house) but Rob and I bundled up and headed out for a 5k around the neighborhood. Decked in our green compression socks, I’m sure the neighbors thought we were crazy!
Tuesday: 5 miles
An easy run on the treadmill. I was watching the news and saw that the temperature was something like -2 with a windchill of -15 (ugh)
Wednesday: 6.1 miles
Another easy treadmill run. I seem to always have the gym there to myself which is nice.
Thursday: 45 minutes spin bike
I managed to get myself onto the bike for 45 minutes of really easy cross training, but I knew that I was not in good shape. I had all these chores I wanted to get done while I was off from work but just didn’t have the energy. I managed to clean out the basement workout area and then spent the rest of the day on the couch.
I woke up feeling even worse so called it a rest day. I think I took about 4 hours worth of naps.
Saturday: 7 miles
When I woke up I felt better, and really wanted to get out for a run. It was snowing and around 20 degrees. I had to talk myself into 3 miles but once I got to 3 I convinced myself to keep going. I felt like once I was out there I might as well get some decent miles in.
Sunday: 9.4 miles
I felt about the same as the day before but it was a struggle to get myself out the door. There were just SO many layers. The real feel was 2 degrees but it was only really bad when I was running into the wind. At certain points I felt like my legs were going numb. If this weather continues I’m going to need to invest in even warmer running gear.
Total: 30.6 miles
I managed to finish off December with 100 miles! My yearly mileage is 606, so it’s pretty crazy that 100 of those miles were just this month.
Also, you may have noticed that I completely slacked on my strength training this week. There was just too much going on, so by Friday I just decided to skip it this week and get back on track next week.
How were your workouts over the holiday week?
Do you get sick from traveling in the winter?
Are you enjoying the cold temps or totally over winter already?