After a week of recovering from the flu I was thrilled to jump back into my normal schedule.
Even better Santa came a little early with a super relevant present.
Yes, I got to play with this puppy before Christmas. My dad had it mailed to me (even went to lengths to have my grandmother intercept it to wrap it first). Later that day he called and seemed far too excited to see my reaction. Considering that and the fact that him and his fiancee would not have great service on their Christmas travels I opened it that night over FaceTime with the two of them.
Needless to say I was completely shocked and overwhelmed with such a generous gift. It also had the added benefit of me not being able to wait to get back into my training.
Sunday – Cycling/Arms & Shoulders – Nice and easy 30 minutes on the indoor bike followed by a tough biceps, triceps, and shoulders circuit. I definitely felt week coming back from a week off.
Monday – Rowing Machine/Legs – Easy 30 min rowing machine workout that was a bit tough to motivate, but remember I had the fish game to help me. I really think breaking it up into smaller segments made all the difference between me completing and deciding to cut it short. Also managed to slog through a legs strength training circuit.
Tuesday – Run/Abs – My current training schedule only calls for 30 minute maintenance runs between long runs. Ooof was this one slow for me as I only managed 2.29 miles. Finished with a quick abs workout. Garmin was great!
Wednesday – Elliptical/Chest & Back – 30 minutes easy on the elliptical followed by a chest & back circuit! I was getting oddly hot during the elliptical which was making me worry but frequent water breaks seemed to work. I could feel my regular strength level returning for the weights portion.
Thursday – Run/Abs – 30 minute maintenance run for 2.4 miles. This is closer to my normal pace and again the Garmin was rocking. The beautiful Christmas weather didn’t hurt either.
Friday – Foam Rolling/Yoga – Active recovery y’all, its a thing. My legs were feeling ridiculously tight, especially my hamstrings and right behind my knees. I was in some pain but I really needed to work out some of that soreness & stiffness.
Saturday – Long Run/Abs – 6.5 miles out and back in Old Town on an absolutely stunning day!! Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for better conditions, except maybe for less people to be out enjoying the weather. There was a lot of dodging random people who walked in front of me along the marina section of the trail. I managed to finish in about 1:10 according to my watch, but my brand new Garmin started acting up around mile 3. It was pausing like every 5 seconds and not restarting for a while and then pausing again. At one point it buzzed a mile lap saying I had run it in 5 minutes: ummm sorry I am not nearly that fast.
Apparently this is a known issue and I did a hard reset like suggested. We’ll have to see if this fixed it next week!
Keep it fit & fierce!
How was your week? Did you receive any fitness or health related gifts this holiday season?