The Past 2 Weeks in Review + An Announcement

Hi everyone!

I’ve been quiet around these parts.  I’ve been busy with work, and also, I just haven’t been running much so I don’t have much to write about.

Here’s how the past two weeks have looked:

Monday 11/28: 3 miles at 11:29 pace

Tuesday, Wednesday: Rest days.  Not exciting to report, but what is exciting is that our new dishes arrived! We got these on sale on Black Friday, but had been eyeing them awhile.  I made a delicious salad to use them right away!

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Thursday 12/1: 3 miles at 11:12 pace

Friday 12/2: 25 minutes stationary bike

Saturday 12/3: 6 miles at 10:25 pace – my longest run since the marathon! It felt great to get back on my favorite trail.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Rest days…oh boy.  Three rest days in a row? I have been struggling with the motivation!

Wednesday: Zumba (50 minute class).  I have not taken Zumba in several years, and went to a class with a friend.  I had a good time and got a great workout!

Thursday: 3 miles at 11:06 pace. 

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Friday: Rest day.

Saturday: Monday Night Brewery 10k; 59:52 (9:32 pace). I’ll post a full race recap later this week.  This was a great race and I definitely surprised myself with this time.  I was not intending to push my pace at all, so I was pleasantly surprised with how I felt.  I did not run this at a 10k effort and the course was hilly, so the outcome got me excited.  This race was a good indicator that I’ve managed to maintain some of my fitness despite not really training much the past month.  Also, I got to see Alaina which was so fun!

Before the race with Alaina from The Simple Peach

Before the race with Alaina from The Simple Peach

Sunday: Rest day & food prep.

As you can see, I’ve been VERY inconsistent/lazy the past few weeks.  On one hand, it’s good to be lazy after months of hard training.  On the other, I’m ready to get back to it, and my training for my spring races officially begins in a week.  Truthfully, I’ve had some post-race blues.  Richmond was amazing and I’ve had a hard time motivating myself since then.

I know I’m not the only one who has been slacking or struggles with staying on track during the holidays. That’s why I’m excited to announce that I’ve created an accountability group on Facebook!  If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll get a link to my accountability group where I’ll be introducing monthly and weekly challenges, working with everyone on goal setting, and encouraging daily check ins! We will also share recipes and tips/tricks that work for us.  Won’t you join us?! The form to join is at the bottom of this post.

My goal for the next week: run 4 days, cross train 1 day, strength train 1 day for 6 days total.  Check back next week to see how I did!

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If you recap your weekly workouts/training, please link up below with me and Jessie from The Right Fits! She just started training for the Boston Marathon, and I’ll be detailing my training for my spring half marathons as I get ready!

How has your training been going? Anyone else being lax with their workouts?


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10 Comments

  1. Accountability group sounds wonderful! This is a tough time of year to stay on schedule, with the holidays and the dark…

    Nice job on that 10k- sounds like a really fun event too.

    You were smart to give yourself a break after Richmond. But post-marathon blues are definitely a real thing! I always get them, especially if I don’t have something on my training schedule to look forward to.

    • Thanks Jessie! It definitely feels good to get back to it. I hope you will join my group…you’re so consistent and would be a great motivator!

  2. Sounds like a fun group!!

    I’m also slacking big time……. I just cannot seem to get back into the whole routine again ever since I took that 6 weeks off for recovery.
    It’s hard to get back!

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