We’re back at Sunday again already! Before we go over our usual Sunday business of recapping the week’s workouts, we need to attend to some very serious business:
IT’S RED CUP DAY!!!!!!!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, today is the day that Starbucks breaks out their seasonal red cups and add their holiday coffee drinks to the menu. I am a self-proclaimed Christmas FANATIC, so these beautiful red cups are the beginning of my most favorite time of year. While I love Christmas with a passion, I am not one of those people who breaks out the Christmas tree and starts playing my holiday jams the day after Halloween (I wait impatiently until the day after Thanksgiving for that). I AM one of those people who gets super excited about red cups and ordering my first Skinny Peppermint Mocha of the season. Fun fact: Starbucks serves peppermint mochas year round. However, I choose to deprive myself of them most of the year so they feel extra-special at Christmastime.
I saw these cute little salt and pepper shakers in Target yesterday morning. I was raving about all the cute holiday decorations to the Husband, but he wandered off like he couldn’t hear me (because he thinks I’m crazy?).
Moving on from my freakish obsession with the holiday season……..
My training was a little light this week. I wasn’t feeling 100%, so I took it easy on the running. I was supposed to do a practice 5k on Monday morning, but 30 seconds in I knew I would run it at a snail’s pace. The good news is that the weather is supposed to be warm this week, so I won’t have to spend as much time indoors on the treadmill. I did branch out a little bit and did some cross-training with weights this week, which is very unlike me. Confession: weights intimidate me. I love doing pilates and yoga as cross-training, but I typically stay away from the weights at the gym. I’m hoping to change that though- now that the temps are starting to drop and I’m spending less time running outdoors, I’d like to get a little less uncomfortable using the weight room. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my progress!
Here’s what my workouts looked like this week:
Monday: 2.8 mile run on the treadmill + 60 minute yoga class
Friday: 2.3 mile run on the treadmill + pistol squats (SO HARD!), air squats, push-ups, bicep curls, and flys.
Sunday: a whole lotta housecleaning
Since it’s November 1, be sure to head over to RunEatRepeat to join the Pile on the Miles Challenge for 2015. I’ve pledged to log 50 miles this month! I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions, but this year one of my goals was to log 500 miles in 2015; I’m slightly behind schedule, and these 50 miles should put me back on track. I’d like to run most of them, but am willing to count miles walked as well as miles logged on the elliptical. Pile on the Miles is a GREAT way for me to counteract all the holiday goodies I plan on enjoying these next few months, and I encourage all you fellow Joggers to check it out.
Have a great week!