Week of December 30th:
Monday: 2 mile run to private pilates and back. Run cut short…ah, the life of a sales lady at the end of the year! Went and saw 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle and loved them both.
Tuesday: flywheel before wayyyy to much fun on New Year’s Eve with Abby and Kristin and my awesome boyfriends.
Wednesday: 4 miles (38:53) around Piedmont Park. Incredible feat considering how incredibly hungover I was. Also made the southern usual: pork, collards, and black eyed peas.
Thursday: 6 mile run on the treadmill. Not sure what I was thinking…it was going to rain and I figured I could get in another episode of Orange is the New Black. BUT, that was miserable. So many props to those of you that regularly hit the mill for the miles. Went and saw Philomena.
Friday: pilates mat 2 class
Saturday: 10 miles (1:29:28) around midtown ATL. Instead of my group run with Team in Training, I did a group run that Jes organized for ZOOMA. I loved getting my miles in with Katie, they went by fast as we caught up. It was the first real cold day in ATL and I was glad to be done. I met JR, a twitter friend for the first time, and followed up the run event with brunch with the ladies. Also did my hip exercises when I got home.
Sunday: Flywheel followed by my pilates fundraiser for Team in Training! I was so excited to fill the room. It was a great class and I raised over $350!
Total Miles for the week: 22
Week January 6th
Monday: I don’t exactly do “feels like -7 in ATL” outdoor running weather, so I went back to the treadmill for a short 3 mile run before private pilates.
Tuesday: Flywheel and hip and core exercises.
Wednesday: 6 mile TEMPO run!! (8:49, 8:13, 8:08, 8:08, 8:17, 9:00, 9:28). My first bit of speed work in a year. More to come on this soon. I ran to Piedmont Park and then ran in the flat, active oval to be give a boost of confidence that I could do it.
Thursday: 4 mile run (35:33). Hip work and core work. I went to the ATL Track Club social with Jes and we had the opportunity to meet Meb. I actually met him back at RNR Vegas and bought his book then, but it was good to be reminded of his advice. Run to win. This doesn’t mean literally win, but do your best. Live your life to the fullest, have no regrets, and always give 100%.
Friday: rest day.
Saturday: Thunderstorms mean moving the long run to Sunday and Flywheel on Saturday instead. Followed up with core and hip work. Then I decided I needed to clean out my closet and rearrange my guest room/office. Now I need an end table, rug, and 2 lamps.
Sunday: 10 mile run (1:32:59) at the river with Abby. I may have pushed her a bit too hard on this run, but she was a trooper and finished her first double digit miles!
Total Miles for the Week: 23 miles
My hip has really felt GOOD. I can tell when I am tight and need to be adjusted. I see the chiro every 3 weeks or so and get a massage once a month if I can.
I love seeing the award winning movies this time of year. So far: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Philomena, August: Osage County, LLewyn Davis, and Dallas Buyers Club. Long run Saturdays means movie Fridays….perfect excuse. I feel like I’ve become a winter hermit. I prefer to see a movie or stay in vs. going out. Or maybe I’m old. Whatevs.
Also, Girls AND Downton Abbey are back. A reason to love Sunday night.
I’ve spent a ton of time the past few weeks planning out my trips and realizing I need to sell A LOT of sunscreen and skincare to support my travel/running habit. Challenge accepted.
Going to the movies-take it or leave it? Do you watch Girls or Downton Abbey? Brave the cold and run outside or treadmill?