The last week before Christmas vacation is always a little hard...kids are excited at school, there are sporting events to get to, and lots of preparation to do. Somehow, I was still able to get in three decent workouts and keep up with my strength exercises.
#TrainingTruths: It's not always easy or pretty, but always worth it.
Tuesday: Another cold and rainy day chased me inside to the treadmill. Did an interval workout using one of my favorite RockMyRun playlists followed by my planks. I'm loving my Polar heart rate monitor and learning how many fat calories I actually burn during my workouts.
Thursday: Did an easy out and back 5 miler after school trying to beat the darkness. Learned later that it was actually the shortest day of the year (probably should've known that). I wore my fancy seasonal stockings because I was feeling festive and because I've been participating in I Have Run's Runnerd Photo-A-Day Challenge: Holiday Edition.
Saturday: Got up early on the first day of vacation to get in a long run. As much as I was looking forward to running an old favorite route, my body wasn't feeling it. Two long days leading into this run and I was feeling very out whack. No winter wonderland on this run, but we did stop and check out the gathering of birds.
Sunday: After completing my daily plank and strength exercises, I decided to do a walking workout using a new playlist from MotionTraxx. Once again, I enjoyed seeing the results of my workout on my Polar. I'm thinking of adding a goal to keep track of how many fat calories I'm burning each week/month. Does anyone else do this?
#TrainingTruths is not just about me. We all like to see what everyone else is doing and use that information to assess ourselves. It's not judgement. It's a way to share and learn and make changes when necessary.
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