After this past week, all I can say is thank goodness for being on Winter Break! By the time we got back from our Christmas vacation last Sunday night, my cold had worsened and I felt absolutely miserable. I was sick enough that had we not been on Winter Break, I would have taken a couple of sick days off from work. I spent a couple of days debating whether or not to head to the doctor, and in hindsight I probably should have since I also battled a sinus infection that I eventually fought off. Although we had plans to go to a friend’s house for New Year’s Eve, we decided last minute that it would be best to stay home in order for me to rest, and we definitely made the right decision.
By Thursday, I felt well enough to head to the gym for the first time in over two weeks, and to run for the first time in almost a week. I took my first run since being sick slow, but it felt absolutely amazing to be back in the gym and running again.
The training highlight of my week was Saturday’s long run. It was my first run over a 5k since December 13th. It was also my first run with my new Garmin, which was my Christmas present from Preston.
Mon 12/29 – 35 minutes of yoga
Tues 12/30 – Rest day
Wed 12/31 – Rest day
Thurs 1/1 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.49 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, glutes
Fri 1/2 – 2.07 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley
Sat 1/3 – 6.02 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.44 mile cool down walk
Sun 1/4 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 12.12 miles (8.58 miles more than week 6)
Total Shamrock Training Mileage – 77.24 miles
Given how well Saturday’s run went, I’m excited to be back at it and to have resumed my half marathon training! Only 10 weeks to go until Shamrock!
QOTD: What new running gear did you get for Christmas? Have you used it yet?