Sunday, December 22, 2013

Glass Slipper Challenge: week 11

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 3M "speed work"

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 4M

Sunday: Rest

There are a lot of extra "rest" days in there due to the holiday season. I had three parties this week alone. I knew I had a bunch of work functions I needed to attend also, so I threw in some speed work on the treadmill on Wednesday. By speed work, I mean every minute for 8 minutes I would increase the speed by .1 then I'd walk for 2 minutes. It really helped me get through the workout and I even got up to a 10:30 pace! Yes, it was only for a minute but it still counts. Thank goodness this was a low mileage long run week.

Friday night, I drank a lot. Like, as much as all the other times I drank in 2013 combined (you can count on one hand how many times I drank in 2013, fyi). So, I decided I would move my long run to Sunday and run errands on Saturday. Then I realized the weather was unseasonably warm (60 degrees in December in NYC!. . it was like NOLA came to me for the holidays this year) and rain was in the forecast for Sunday. I had to take advantage. The warm weather was pretty awesome and I felt amazing after! During? Not so much, but hey! It got done. Maybe this incorporating a social life back into my routine won't be as hard as I thought. Bonus? I even ended my run at the grocery: SCORE! 2 birds. 1 stone. BAM!

How are you getting your training in during the holidays?


  1. Simply put, I'm NOT getting my training done. I hope GSC isn't an east coast version of Dumbo for me. I can't even get blogging (writing or reading) done. Bah.

    But yay for GSL anyway because I get to see you!

    1. Hope you get motivated soon, it's getting close! We got this!

      I'm really glad GSC is going to be an awesome reunion!

  2. Great job on getting runs in during the holidays! My running training for the Glass Slipper has been, well, non-existent lol. And I was definitely unable some of these holiday parties. I applaud you. :)

    1. Trust me, I understand! I wanted to go to the gym more, I really did, but the holidays are hard. We'll get back on it soon.

  3. Hey, I say great job! I've just taken about the longest break I can remember over the last few weeks. I'm ready to get back to normal!

    1. Thank you and congrats! Breaks are always good and I'm glad you're ready to get back into it.