Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope you get to spend some time reflecting on your year, and/or looking forward to next year. I’m not big on resolutions – if I want to do something, I tend to throw everything into making it happen. I do like to look back on races, work, and life and remembering some of the best parts of the year, and what I overcame. I also start a new training journal, a new planner and I have a big wall calendar that hangs in the kitchen.
Here is what last week looked like with workouts –
Monday 12/24: 6.1 miles easy at 9:25 average – Christmas Eve I got to run with John’s sister. It was cold, but it was great to chat at the sunrise at 10:30am was beautiful!
- 3 rounds: 15 banded lateral steps, 30, seconds ES side plank
- 1 min plank
- 3 rounds: 20 pulse squats, 10 push ups, 15 commandos
Tuesday 12/25: 6.1 miles easy at 9:45 average. Christmas morning KT and I went out for an early run at 6:30am in the dark before the Christmas fun (aka mimosas) started. We wore headlamps and ran along a lighted path, so it was great.
Wednesday 12/26: I skipped running this day to go snowboarding instead! It was a lot of fun and I was happy not to feel too wrecked afterward. Running has taught me to have a lot more confidence in my own physical abilities, and it was fun to have that translate to another activity.
Thursday 12/27: 6.1 miles easy at 8:56 average. Solo miles and it was windy – headwind on the way out, tailwind on the way back. I’ll take that over the reverse any way.
Friday 12/28: off, travel day.
Saturday 12/29: 10 miles easy at 8:56 average back at home. My legs felt fresh and I felt great overall, although I am fighting a bug.
Lowest mileage week in a long time of 28.5 miles. My plan for this week was no plan, and it was great! We got to do a ton of fun things when we were in Alaska, which I’ll do a post about, and it was so much fun.
Hope you all had a safe and fun holiday! I’m planning on tallying up my miles for the year and doing a race recap later this week – how many miles did you run this year? Do you keep track?