Highlight of the Week: Dragging myself to try a new class on Thursday, despite feeling really lethargic. And exploring a new-to-me trail with friends on Friday (ha, even though the wind on the way back was KILLER)!
Monday | December 31, 2012: 4.9 m run
Loc: neighborhood, Temp: 28°/27°, Time: 52:30, Pace: 10:43 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: barfy
Tuesday | January 1, 2013: 5 m run
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 19°/19°, Time: 53:21, Pace: 10:47 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: beat by the hills
Wednesday | January 2, 2013: strength class + 3 m run (w/Bobbi and GRCers)
Strength: weighted bars and kettlebells, Difficulty: medium, Felt: capable
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 25°/25°, Time: 31:11, Pace: 10:23 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: hungry/weak
Thursday | January 3, 2013: cross (kickboxing class)
Cardio: Boxing (punching and kicking), core and a lil strength, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Friday | January 4, 2013: 9.1 m run (w/Bobbi and Kelly)
Loc: Hebron Trail, Temp: 18°/23°, Time: 1:33:43, Pace: 10:18, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good, then hungry
Saturday | January 5, 2013: 4 m run
Loc: Kansas City, Temp: 37°/37°, Time: 47:13, Pace: 11:48 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: tired? sore? something
Sunday | January 6, 2013: rest
- Sunday is the first rest day I’ve had since November! And it felt really weird. And it felt weird not to run seven days this week. But it is time to get back to more meaningful miles (ha ha – maybe)! The weird thing is, it feels WRONG not to run every day of the week after doing it for 33 days.
- Steven’s dad and brother gave me some very nice workout items for the holiday… including CycleOps Climbing Blocks! Now I really want to get my new slicks on my bike. Steven said he would do it for me. I see me bugging him about that in the very near future.
- I felt strangely judged at the new workout class I tried Thursday night. The instructor definitely thought I was a newbie, which, I was, to that class. And it was different than kickboxing I’ve done before. The class I took last winter was more choreographed, and this was just boxing and kicking with a bag (which I really liked), and strength and abs thrown in. But I have done all those things before… so I just felt odd when she was giving me (along with a few others) simpler moves than the rest of the class was doing. I do think she realized it wasn’t my first time doing those sorts of things though – she came up and asked me where else I work out. Maybe next time I will get to try the more interesting punch/kick combos. Either way, it was a good workout!