Just like that Christmas is over and we are almost to 2021! It was a very quiet Christmas around here. I’m still backing off my mileage for now but I got in some good workouts this week. Let’s talk about Christmas week 2020.
Weekly Rundown: Christmas Week 2020
Monday: Strength Training and 20 Minutes Spinning
Tuesday: 4 Treadmill Miles + Core/Glutes
Wednesday: Strength Training + Mobility
Thursday: 7 Miles with 5 x 5 Minutes Hard/2 Minutes Easy
Friday: 3.2 Miles
Saturday: Rest Day
Sunday: 5 Miles
As I’ve been running less I’ve really been focusing more on strength. I’ve been increasing weights when I can and the workouts I’m doing this month feel really tough. I’ve been sore after my workouts the past 2 weeks. Recently I’ve been working on deadlifts with a heavy bar (previously I was focusing on getting my form down with RDLs) and between those and leg curls on the ball my legs are toast, in a good way.
I followed my medium interval workout that I shared last week but did 5 sets of 5 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy at around my half-marathon pace. It probably wasn’t a great idea to do this the day after those deadlifts I just talked about! But the weather was finally cooperating and I had an itch to do a slightly longer/harder workout than what I’ve been doing lately.
On Tuesday I did 4 treadmill miles, and they went by pretty quickly! I also got back on my spin bike after lifting on Monday. I was going to do the same on Wednesday but I ran out of time. I still haven’t gotten my stroller fixed so I am happy to have these options right now.
Other than working out, we did alot of baking this week! Grayson and I made 3 batches of cookies and cinnamon rolls. Considering it was just the 3 of us this week, it was way too much! The cinnamon rolls came out good but they were alot of work. I figured we could eat them Christmas morning while opening gifts. Rob and I did, but Grayson wouldn’t even try them. I froze a bunch so they didn’t go to waste.
Between Grayson’s birthday on 12/15 and now Christmas, it’s been an exciting couple of weeks for him. He loves opening gifts and is now a pro at it. We let him open everything and then I put a bunch of his toys away in our storage room to give him a few months from now. I did the same thing last year and it was nice to be able to pull out a new toy in June when he was totally over his older ones.
We also did a lot of Facetiming and Zooming this week. It was weird to not see anyone or travel for the holidays this year but it also felt a little more relaxing than usual. Hopefully next year will look a little more normal!
How were your workouts last week?
For those you celebrated Christmas, did you have a good holiday?
Anyone else do way too much baking this week?