Happy training talk Tuesday!
Training was definitely a little hit-or-miss for last week and the last few days. I had a feeling I would get off track last week as I had to get ready to leave for my trip on Saturday. My errands/total exhaustion lately caught up with me for the week. But I still have a lot of time to train, and I see no reason to start freaking out (yet).
TRAINING: WEEK 3
Tuesday 10th – 2 miles (19.27; treadmill)
Wednesday 11th – didn’t end up having time for a workout; off day
Thursday 12th – 2 miles (19:19; treadmill) & quick leg strength in between miles
Friday 13th – another off day, was just plain exhausted. I did some yoga for about 10 minutes just to clear my head.
Saturday 14th – was supposed to do a 7 mile long run, but it was 17 degrees outside and I had to prep for my flight later that day. Didn’t happen.
Sunday 15th – this low intensity circuit workout from Katie
Monday 16th – 7 mile long run
In terms of mileage, last week (so not including my long run on Monday) was pretty slim. I was hoping to fit a workout in on both Wednesday & Friday. Wednesday was my husband’s work party, though, so working out after work was out. And I guess by the time Friday came around, I was just in vacation mode, ready to pack and finish up last-minute chores.
I did get to my long run yesterday though out on some back roads at my in-laws.
It was a really hard run because the first mile or so was straight uphill and my hamstrings were already sore. Hello, slowest mile ever. The remaining 6 miles were also really slow & I don’t really know why. It wasn’t freezing, and I was actually dressed way too warm for the weather here. I forgot that it’s not frigid Boston anymore!
It was very refreshing to have a new-t0-me running route to look at for the time I’m out here. Although it wasn’t the best long run, I’m just glad I got out there and did it. Hopefully I get used to the different terrain soon.
CANDY CANE CRUNCH-IT-OUT WORKOUT
Lately, I’ve had the desire to work my abs more lately. It’s definitely the area that gets neglected the most around this time of year for me. However, a good solid abs workout always makes my stomach feel flatter the next day, which helps a lot considering that I haven’t been feeling the most svelte in that area.
Abs workouts are some of my least favorite, but this workout incorporates some of my favorite moves. Do it once through, or twice if you have the stamina left!
And yes, I finally took advantage of PicMonkey’s holiday themed stuff. I love it
I love this workout because you can do it anywhere with no equipment and it doesn’t hurt my back terribly like a lot of ab workouts do. Annnd you can feel it burning after that first plank hold!
JANUARY POST-HOLIDAY DETOX
I’m excited to say that I’m going to participate in Laura’s after-holiday detox in January next year. I haven’t really begun overindulging too much yet, but I know it’s going to happen. And regardless, I’ve really been feeling the need to reset lately.
Laura is a licensed health & running coach and one of my favorite bloggers. I participated in a sugar detox challenge she did a while back and it really opened my eyes to some problems in my diet. I’m really excited to be participating in this in January to clean up my diet. The detox is not only about detoxing our bodies, but also our minds to focus on a healthier self-image too.
She is offering this detox to anyone for free, but there are also some paid features for added information and coaching that I’m sure are going to be so helpful for navigating the detox. I am taking advantage of the group coaching detox, which is advertised at $45. There is also a special individual session of coaching for $99. As a special for my readers, if you register by this Friday the 20th, you can get $10 off by using the discount code “earlybird.”
I hope to be participating with some of you in the detox!
Questions for You:
- Do abs workouts make it into your routine all the time or just sometimes?
- What’s your favorite holiday-themed “thing?” Ex: candy canes, ornaments, stockings, elves, etc.