FAB Fitness: weekly workouts 12/9 – 12/15

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Monday – Rest Day

Tuesday – 60 minute Real Ryder spin class

I had debated canceling my spot in class the night before because I knew it was going to be a long day of travel and there was the possibility that we were going to get more snow. Sure enough, more snow fell overnight, but I’m really glad I didn’t end up canceling. The high intensity spin class was the perfect way to start the day and I felt pretty energized all day. After class, I got ready and finished packing and then headed to MSP. We booked the trip late so there weren’t any direct flights, and Connecticut was getting some winter weather, but luckily we made it to BDL with only a minor delay.

Wednesday – 3 miles on the treadmill @ 9:26 pace

Despite traveling for eight hours the day before, followed by a client dinner where a few glasses of wine were involved, I only hit snooze once and got my butt out of bed at 5:30 and hit the hotel “gym.” I got in a few quick miles while watching the local Connecticut news. Then, it was back to my room to shower, get ready and pack up to get to a full day of meetings before heading back to the airport for more hours of travel back to MSP. I pulled into my driveway just before midnight and headed immediately to bed.

Thursday – 30 minute easy run 

This run ended up being “easier” than I was planning. Well as far as pace goes. The running path was worn down, but my legs must not have been used to running on the snow yet and it was apparent in my slugging 10:47 pace. I just couldn’t get my legs to move any faster!

Friday – Rest Day

Friday was a rest day and a double-date night with Mandy and Tony! We went to the Rabbit Hole, a new-ish Korean street food-inspired restaurant that I first tried a month or so ago and couldn’t stop thinking about.

The Appa (Smoked Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Gruyere, Bourbon Onions, Arugula, Tomato Jam, Kimchi Aioli, Fried Egg); Kimchi fried rice; charred green beans and soju!

The Appa (Smoked Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Gruyere, Bourbon Onions, Arugula, Tomato Jam, Kimchi Aioli, Fried Egg); Kimchi fried rice; charred green beans and soju!

Saturday – 30 minutes easy run

Again, much slower pace than I wanted because of the snow. I need to dig out my yaktrax ASAP. But it felt good to get out there and did seem a bit easier than on Thursday. 10:41 pace.

After my run, I headed out to finish up some Christmas shopping. I was promptly reminded of why I do my shopping online thankyouverymuch. I grabbed my favorite salad from Panera for a quick lunch and then spent the rest of the day doing some much-needed cleaning around my house. And Christmas present wrapping.

Truth.

Truth.

Saturday night, Andrea and I went out for dinner at Burch (I can’t stay away from this place either!). It was an epic evening.

Cinnamon smoked barramundi, cauliflower, bacon aioli

Cinnamon smoked barramundi, cauliflower, bacon aioli

Butternut squash, fig cheese, maple syrup (that fig cheese, OMG)

Butternut squash, fig cheese, maple syrup (that fig cheese, OMG)

Flourless chocolate torte and lemon tart. Simple and delicious.

Flourless chocolate torte and lemon tart. Simple and delicious.

Unpictured: Potato pierogi, golden raisins, poppy seeds and rapini risotto, grilled lemon, mascarpone. Also, my cucumber press cocktail.

Weekly totals:

Run / Total time – 1:28:18 / Total distance - 8.5 miles

Cross training / Total time - 1:00 

Coming soon: a big announcement! And hopefully some decisions about which spring races I’m going to sign up for.

How were your workouts last week? Do you like wrapping gifts?

Author: hyedi

A 20-something on a journey to live a healthy, balanced life.

5 Comments

  1. I must get to Burch and Rabbit Hole… both looks SO good! Running in the snow is always an adjustment, but as long as it’s not zero, it’s so refreshing, isn’t it?! Excited to hear your big announcement, friend!

  2. As usual your meals out look awesome. You have great taste in food/restaurants and I knew I would love whatever you posted here!
    Good for you for making it to spin. On travel days with lots of sitting I love the chance to start the morning with a workout.

  3. Well, I’ve been sick so I haven’t worked out in over a week! Eek! I’m also really excited for the announcement… :)

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