Guess what? My blog issues have been fixed and I’m back in business! 🙂
I thought we could catch up on the last few days today since there is a lot to talk about. First up, a confession…
1. I still haven’t run a Turkey Trot. I know, I was super excited to run the local 5K turkey trot this year, but on Thanksgiving morning I just didn’t feel like getting out of bed. Normally I would force myself to get out there for a run/race but I knew this entire 4-day “weekend” would be full of early mornings, lots of work and some late nights so I opted for the extra rest.
Basically on Wednesday we picked a move-in date for the new house (in 2 weeks) and now the craze has BEGUN! We are working furiously against the clock since our to-do list is still endless! :-O
2. Lots of running “on my time” happened. Running “on my time” means when I feel like it. Sometimes that’s 5pm, sometimes that’s 8pm. It’s never early-morning-o-clock.
I spent Friday night with the gym to myself where I was able to get in a short run and a good little lifting session.
Assisted pull ups: 5 x 5 (hate pull ups)
Chest press: 2 w/up sets then 3 x 7 @ 40lbs
Lat pull down: 2 w/up sets then 3 x 7 @ 70lbs
Bent over rows: 2 w/u sets then 3 x 7 @ 30lbs
Shoulder press: 2 w/up sets then 3 x 7 @ 20lbs
Bicep curls: 3 x 10 @ 12lbs
Dumbbell squats: 2 w/up sets then 3 x 7 @ 50lbs
Leg press: 4 w/up sets then 1 x 10 @ 315lbs
Plank: 3 x 1 minute
Obligatory leg press pic because a.) it’s the only lift where my hands are free to take a picture and b.) 315lbs is impressive to photograph, haha.
Outside of the gym I’ve gotten in a few good runs at the beach :).
The weather has been nice, and although my legs are tired from standing on them all day doing work at the house, it feels good to stretch them out on a run.
My calves have been feeling a lot looser/better even on the days (like last night) when I run slower. I can’t pinpoint an exact reason why they suddenly feel better but I’ll take it!
I honestly suspect that sitting at a desk for 8 hours of day is just not helping. It can’t be a total coincidence that my calves always feel best on the days when I’m moving around all day instead of sitting a chair.
3. The house is really coming together now! Over the weekend we had our bathroom vanity delivered and it’s (mostly) installed. That means I don’t have to look at this anymore!
Yesterday I finished the painting in the morning and Adam and his dad installed the new vanity in the late afternoon. The mirrors aren’t up yet though so I can’t show you yet, but soon! This is one of my favorite areas in the house :).
By the time we left the house yesterday I was pooped. Also, someone please remind me to stop wearing my old Glycerins to the house.
They are totally worn down which is why I retired them, and yet I think I seem to still expect them to provide me comfortable support while I’m standing for 8 hours a day working away. My feet were burning by the time we left!
When I got home and slipped into my new Glycerins to go running it felt like putting pillows on my feet!
I listened to a Christmas playlist on this run, although it’s hard to get into the spirit when it’s still so warm out! If I eventually find time to decorate for Christmas I’ll need to crank the a/c down to make it feel cold :).
I hope you’ve been having a great weekend so far!
Have you started listening to holiday music?