I can’t believe Christmas is only 3 weeks away. Honestly I feel like I’ve been stuck in March all year and it’s just the slowest year ever. It’s crazy to think of all that has happened this year, yet I feel like I didn’t do anything! Now that we’ve turned the calendar to December the countdown to Christmas is really on.
Weekly Run Down: The Countdown to Christmas
- Monday: 7 Treadmill Miles + Core
- Tuesday: Strength Training + 4.3 Treadmill Miles
- Wednesday: 7 Miles
- Thursday: Strength Training + 4 Miles
- Friday: Rest Day
- Saturday: 12 Miles (6 Treadmill, 6 Outside)
- Sunday: 3.7 Stroller Miles + Core
Total= 38 Miles
I guess the theme of this week is that winter weather arrived here. It wasn’t that much colder than it’s been this fall, but we had some serious wind and lots of rain. Of course those factors are not ideal for running.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday I bundled up Grayson and we got outside for stroller runs. We didn’t spend much time outside the rest of the week because of the weather and my work schedule. By the time I’m done working and he is up from his nap it’s already practically dark out!
I also ran on the treadmill a few times. I’ve been having a harder time with it this year than usual. I can handle the monotony, but I feel like I’m changing my stride or something and it gets uncomfortable. I wish I could figure out what’s happening because this has never happened before and I think I am going to need it this winter
Half and Half Long Run
On Saturday I was planning to run 12 miles but when I woke up it was pouring rain out. It was also in the 30s and very windy. I started my run on the treadmill and after an hour I just couldn’t take it anymore. I did a quick change and got outside for the second half of my run. The rain had stopped so it was just windy. It would have been rough to do the full 12 outside.
Did you see my Christmas shoes in that last pic? Brooks came out with these fun Revel 4s and I couldn’t help myself. I had never tried them before and I like them alot! The remind me of the Levitates with a little more cushioning. How many miles do you think I’ll put on them before Christmas?
The Countdown to Christmas
I think at this point I have about 50% of my holiday shopping done. I need to finish that up and the start wrapping everything! Oh and let’s not forget that there is a little boy who lives here celebrating his 2nd birthday in just over a week! So that means extra gifts to wrap!
Last time I shared a Weekly Run Down I mentioned how my whole system for work was down due to a ransomware attack. Well, we are back up and running for the most part. Early last week we were told how to check our laptops to see if they were affected. Now we have access again to most of our programs and files, but a large portion of what I do is not available, so it’s been a little frustrating. I’m trying to embrace the slower period right now before everything gets back up and I’m busier than ever trying to catch up!
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- How were your workouts last week?
- Are you getting ready for the holidays?
- Has your weather been cooperating lately?