I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
My laptop’s hard drive died two days before Christmas, so I apologize for the lack of fun pictures in this post. With traveling, ordering a new hard drive, and trying to save the data on my old one (we couldn’t), I just don’t have many pictures today.
Monday: 60 minutes BodyPump + 6.1 miles
Tuesday: 6.25 miles
Wednesday: 60 minutes BodyPump + 7.7 miles (speed/treadmill)
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: No workout.
Saturday: 5 miles (hills)
Sunday: No workout.
Total: 30 miles + 2 BodyPump classes
Like almost every week, my Monday morning started out with BodyPump. I’ve really enjoyed class lately and have increased my weights comfortably. It’s my favorite way to cross/strength train and it’s only helped my running. We did a nice mix of releases.
Monday night, I went to Fleet Feet Mt. Pleasant for a Christmas Lights Run. I arrived in Mt. Pleasant early (no traffic- score!), so I ran a couple of miles before the group run. We ran through a neighborhood that had some great light displays, and after the run, we had cookies, brownies, and baked goods.
The themed runs have been fun this holiday season- I was glad to get out of the house and enjoy a run with friends before Christmas. It was great seeing Jacci, Chris, Amy, and Vy, along with some others, and meeting new people too.
Wednesday night track was cancelled, so I ended up doing a speed workout on the treadmill at Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness was almost completely empty, but it won’t be that way in January! It was weird because traffic at the mall was insane (our mall also has the movie theatre and plenty of people were out seeing Star Wars too).
I watched Christmas specials while running on the treadmill, so it wasn’t that bad, but I really missed the track crew.
On Wednesday night, Clay and I exchanged gifts, and Santa bought me a new Garmin VivoActive! I had to try out my new toy on Thursday morning, so I went on a 5 mile slugfest run in the 70 degrees, 100% humidity Christmas Eve temperatures. It felt more like August than Christmas Eve, and even the slower paces of my “easy run” range felt tough.
I realized my Garmin was set to kilometers so I had to over run the last lap (8K) to hit 5 miles. I fixed it once I got home and read the manual. As someone who writes manuals for a living (technical writer), you think I’d read it first, but oh well… I don’t always practice what I preach.
Since I was out of town, I didn’t run on Christmas Day. After celebrating, we drove to NC so I didn’t really have time to run. I did log an “easy” 5 miler in the mountains on Saturday. It was 65 degrees and 94% humidity, so it felt more like Charleston weather but the run was harder because… hills. We joked that we brought the Charleston temperatures to the mountains of NC. My Garmin VivoActive worked MUCH better since it was set to miles!
I had a great Christmas and cutback week. I’m ready to hit it hard this upcoming week and next week before tapering for the Charleston Half Marathon on January 16. I don’t have much longer, so I need to get those workouts in.
Sub-1:40 or bust!