Although this past week was extremely busy, and at times a bit stressful, my first week of Shamrock training was a success. Because of the stress (most of it work related), I opted to switch out my planned cross training days for two days of yoga. The extra yoga practice definitely helped with the stress, as well as helping to stretch my sore legs.
The highlight of the week was my long run. I had planned to run four miles, but two weekends ago I ran 4.28 miles, and since I was feeling good, I decided to run five miles instead. It felt good to push myself to my furthest distance since last month’s Army Ten Miler, and after several very cold days this week I was very grateful that it was 50 degrees during the run Saturday afternoon.
Mon 11/17 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.31 mile cool down walk, legs, glutes, abs, chest, back, arms
Tues 11/18 – Rest day
Wed 11/19 – 50 minutes of yoga
Thurs 11/20 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.41 mile cool down walk
Fri 11/21 – 55 minutes of yoga
Sat 11/22 – 5.13 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.72 mile cool down walk
Sun 11/23 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 12.77 miles
Total Shamrock Training Mileage – 12.77 miles
Not only does the Holiday Season officially kick off this week, but its looking like it’ll be another crazy week. On Wednesday, Preston and I will be headed to Illinois to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Not only are we looking forward to spending time with my family, but we’re also looking forward to running our first Turkey Trot Thursday morning, as well as my high school reunion Saturday night. We’re hoping to put up our Christmas tree before we leave (we had planned to this past weekend but ran out of time), in addition to taking care of a long list of other last minute chores and errands.
It’ll be a crazy week, but as you all know, I wouldn’t have it any other way! And good thing the Holiday Sweat Challenge starts today. I will definitely be using this challenge group as a way to help keep myself on track and hold myself accountable not only during my upcoming busy week, but throughout the holiday season.
QOTD: How much do you try to accomplish before you travel out of town?