While there wasn’t a whole lot of working out that went on last week, I feel like a lot of stuff happened in the 7 days since I finished the Route 66 Marathon. (Click link for recap). Let’s back up to after the race… Rob and I finally met up back in the hotel room and it was already after 2pm. We showered, packed up our stuff, and grabbed food in the lobby.
I inhaled my lunch and then it was time to hop in our rental car and make the 2 hour drive to Arkansas where we were visiting Rob’s sister, her husband, and their baby.
Monday and Tuesday were both complete rest days while we were there. However, on Tuesday tt felt like we spent the whole day traveling (left their house at 9am central time and got home around 8pm eastern time). At least I got this big cup of red wine on our flight.
On Wednesday we both went to work, which was very strange considering it was my only workday of the week. I had to go to the grocery store on my way home because we had nothing for dinner, and let me just say that it wasn’t a fun experience:) When I got home I did about 25 minutes of easy yoga to stretch out a bit.
Thursday was Thanksgiving, and I couldn’t resist an easy run. I ended up doing 5 miles and felt better than expected.
We went to my parent’s for Thanksgiving and I think the crazy week was catching up with us because we were exhausted!
I was off from work on Friday, and started the day with about 45 minutes of yoga that included some core work. I actually felt it in my arms quite a bit because I haven’t really done much yoga in months, other than an occasional 20 minute recovery session. I spent the rest of the day cleaning, which really should count as another workout.
I ran again on Saturday morning, once again without a real plan, but ended up doing 7 miles. This route was kind of hilly and I don’t think I was ready for hills yet. However, there isn’t much I can do to avoid them around here!
We spent the rest of the day decorating for Christmas!
Sunday was another rest day. There wasn’t much rest involved though, because we went out to do errands and to look for bedroom furniture. In the afternoon I baked cookies and caught up on blogging. I have also tried to start my holiday shopping (online of course) but haven’t gotten very far! At least there are still a few more weeks to go.
3 rest days, 2 yoga sessions, and 2 runs this week. This was actually more than I planned to do, but it felt right. I definitely want to focus more on core and strength work this week, and will probably only run a 2-3 days.
Have you started any holiday shopping yet? In stores or online?
Do your arms get sore from yoga?
What does your week usually look like after a big race?