I had every intention of writing a post last Monday, but when I sat down to write I realized I couldn’t access any of my pictures or files. I ended up working with Apple Support again and finally got the issue resolved. Once I was able to actually get to my files I was able to organize them better and save some to a flash drive, so hopefully this issue will stop happening.
I guess it doesn’t really matter that I didn’t share any workouts last week because the past few weeks have been a blur. For the past 2 weeks I didn’t know what day it was most of the time. I did keep up with my workouts although there were a few planned and unplanned rest days.
Week of 12/23
Monday 12/23: Strength training
Tuesday 12/24: 3 miles
Wednesday 12/25: 3 miles
Thursday 12/26: Strength training
Friday 12/27: 3 miles
Saturday 12/28: Rest
Sunday 12/29: Rest
When I looked back on these workouts they feel SO long ago! I was off from work this whole week and traveled to Michigan Thursday through Saturday. I had planned to not work out on Saturday but I was so exhausted on Sunday after getting back that I took another day off.
My best workout of the week was my Christmas run. Most years Rob and I like to do a run together on Christmas morning. This year was a little more hectic with opening gifts with Grayson. Then we exchanged our gifts during his nap time. I ended up not running until after his morning nap around 11 am. The weather was nice and I got to try out a new pair of shoes that I got for Christmas!
Week of 12/30
Monday 12/30: Rest
Tuesday 12/31: 3 miles
Wednesday 1/1: Strength training
Thursday 1/2: 3 miles
Friday 1/3: Strength training
Saturday 1/4: 5 miles
Sunday 1/5: Strength training
This was another weird week. I was off from work all week again and had zero desire to run (or even work out) early in the morning. Instead I used that time to get other things done. My workouts happened during nap time, with the stroller, or after feeding Grayson when he woke up (if Rob was around to watch him).
You may notice that there are 3 strength training workouts listed. Technically, I am counting the one on Sunday for this upcoming week. I’m going away again and I will only have Monday and Tuesday to work out at home. I don’t do strength training days back to back so in order to get in 2 workouts I did one of them this Sunday.
I did lots of 3 mile runs over the past 2 weeks! When I don’t have much time for running 3 miles is usually my goal to make me feel like I got in about a 30 minute workout. I also didn’t run much in December so I am taking things slow as I build a base again.
Speaking of building a base, I am hoping to figure out a spring half-marathon soon. I have decided which one I want to do but haven’t signed up or fully committed yet. Hopefully I will be sharing more about it next week! I want to draft out a training plan to make sure it’s doable and also just make sure the logistics of the race will work out.
After this week it will he nice to start to settle back into a normal routine. The holidays are fun but there is something to be said for predictability and a consistent schedule!
Did you get in your workouts over the holidays?
Does your workout week start on Sunday or Monday?
Are you gearing up for a spring race?
In case you missed it:
My Year of Postpartum Running in 2019