Training + Thanksgiving Recap

Happy Wednesday friends! This is a very delayed post (this week has already been crazy busy) but I wanted to check in with last week’s training recap nonetheless. I am about 4 weeks away from starting my official training for marathon #4 and I really enjoy documenting the little daily work put in each day, knowing it will add up to something great come Spring. Thank you for reading along! I hope you find it helpful and encouraging for your own health/wellness journey.

I also have some fun questions for you at the end of this post so be sure to answer in the comments!

Monday: Taught HIIT class (I love when I teach because I get to actually do the full workout with my class…hello, getting paid to strength train!)

Tuesday: 7 miles @ 9:19 pace on the treadmill. (It cut me off after an hour and 5 minutes! I only I ran a little faster and got that perfect round mileage…womp, womp.)

Wednesday: taught HIIT class and ran 3 miles in the evening at a gym date with C ❤️

Thursday/Thanksgiving: my DIY turkey trot tradition continues! 3.1 mile run (Chad followed me on the bike) at the beach and river bike path. 8:03/mi pace which felt fairly easy effort!

I made us a cranberry electrolyte mocktail to get in the holiday spirit after the run, while we prepped food for our Thanksgiving feast.

Cranberry Mocktail: fill a glass 3/4 with water, add splash of all-natural cranberry and orange juice, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt, and squeeze of lime.

For Thanksgiving, we celebrated with a bunch of our friends that we do life with here in Ocean Beach! I am so grateful to love all of these people and to have our own big “family” here at our home away from home. We missed our families on the East Coast but had a blast with this crew…and we loved walking the pier after dinner. Full bellies, full moon, and the ocean = perfection. Thanks M & D for hosting! ⭐️

Friday: 6 mile run @ 8:46/mile in the morning. Literally “ran” into my pal Ali! Love an outdoor morning run, thanks to a day off from work!

On Friday afternoon, we went to C’s boss’ house to watch the Virginia vs. Virginia Tech basketball game. Chase especially loved playing in their beautiful backyard!

Our weekend overall was extremely restful, and included lots of naps and games together! Bananagrams is our go-to favorite.

Saturday: taught HIIT class, made a giant batch of green juice, and went on a 12 mile bike ride with Ali. We’re lucky to live somewhere so pretty to explore!

On Saturday evening (after yet another nap!) Chad suggested that we have a family sunset date. So that’s exactly what we did.

Sunday: 10 miles @ 9:01 pace. My goal marathon pace for May 2019 is 9:05. So this gave me hope that I have the building blocks to work towards that.

After my run, I helped in the nursery at church (baby snuggles!), grabbed sandwiches, and watched the Eagles finally (and just barely) pull off a WIN with C.

Total Mileage: 29

Verse of the Week: “So be truly glad, there is wonderful joy ahead, even if you have to endure trials for a little while.” – 1 Peter 1:6

(this applies to all things + many seasons in life, especially a marathon build-up!)

Questions for You:

1. What was your favorite thing about Thanksgiving this year?

2. Do you love or hate HIIT workouts?

3. Given ideal weather conditions, where is your favorite place to run?

Have a wonderful, happy week!

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