I’m back, and it feels so good to be back here on the blog! While it was good to take a much needed vacation from blogging, work, and life in general, I feel very refreshed and am eager to catch back up with everybody! It feels good to be back home, although I’m very grateful that I still have another week off from work.
After 10 nights away from home, we made it back safely last night. After our five days at Disney World we spent another five nights in New Jersey, celebrating Christmas with Preston’s side of the family, as well as my grandfather. We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas celebration!
Once we got home last night we gave Riley his Christmas present – a new Pluto that we picked up while we were at Disney World. To say that Riley was excited about his present is an understatement. Just look at how happy our sweet boy was to receive his new toy last night!
Despite the high ambitions I had for keeping up with my training while we were away (I packed plenty of running clothes in order to motivate myself), I only ran twice while we were on vacation. I ran the morning of our first full day at Disney, and then didn’t run again until six days later. Between trying to fit in as much as possible while we were at Disney, and then coming down with an awful cold when we arrived back in New Jersey that I’m still battling, working out just wasn’t in the cards for me. I’m itching to get back out there, so I’m hopeful that I’m able to quickly recover now that we’re back home.
Mon 12/15 – 3.15 mile run on the treadmill, 0.45 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, arms, shoulders
Tues 12/16 – 30 minutes of yoga
Wed 12/17 – Rest day
Thurs 12/18 – Drove to New Jersey after work
Fri 12/19 – Flew to Orlando, walked around the parks at Disney World
Sat 12/20 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.25 mile cool down walk, walked around the parks at Disney World
Sun 12/21 – Walked around the parks at Disney World
Total Weekly Mileage – 6.95 miles (7.09 miles less than week 4)
Mon 12/22 – Walked around the parks at Disney World
Tues 12/23 – Walked around the parks at Disney World, flew back to New Jersey
Wed 12/24 – Rest day (when I started to feel sick)
Thurs 12/25 – Rest day
Fri 12/26 – 3.21 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.33 mile cool down walk
Sat 12/27 – Rest day (started to feel significantly worse)
Sun 12/28 – Drove back to Virginia
Total Weekly Mileage – 3.54 miles (3.41 miles less than week 5)
Total Shamrock Training Mileage – 65.11 miles
The past two weeks have put me significantly behind in making progress towards meeting my monthly mileage goal. Given that I’m still sick, I know that reaching my goal of 70 miles is completely unrealistic, but I’m also not trying to beat myself up too much about it. We did a lot of walking while at Disney World, and in the long run, I know that the past two weeks won’t be too much of a set back in terms of my half marathon training.
QOTD: How was your Christmas? Do you try to keep up with your training while on an extended vacation, or do you take a break from training while you’re away from home?