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