But this post is about my week last week. :-)
I had a couple tough workouts, a few great runs, and a fun (but hard) experience volunteering at a race on Saturday.
Started the morning with a Nike Training Club workout called Burpee Beach. This was rep-based, instead of time-based, so it took me forever. It said it was a 31 minute workout; it took me 49:08. I must have been more focused on form than speed. Yeah, we'll go with that. 😂 It involved LOTS of lunges and LOTS of burpees. My legs were like Jell-o by the end! Which made for a tough 1 mile run for #RWRunStreak Day 18. One of the toughest of the streak so far!
Monday, 12/12#RWRunStreak Day 19. Slow, easy mile with Sallie.
Still pretty sore from Sunday's workout.
DIY Pedicure after work.
|Sinful Colors | Santa Claws|
Tuesday, 12/13#RWRunStreak Day 20 - 2.25 Tempo Run.
This run was surprisingly good! I was still really sore from Sunday's workout, so I didn't think I would be able to push myself very fast or hard. My goal pace was 10'06".
It was cold, so I headed out a little fast. After 1/2 mile, I thought, hey, I should slow down a little, but I didn't want to slow down too much, so I kept pushing myself. I had the same thought after 1 mile and after 1 1/2 miles.
When running through the Convention Center, a worker in a golf cart caught up to me.
Him: Good Morning!This totally made me smile the entire rest of the run. Especially as he zoomed right by me. It did help push me along to finish the run with a faster 2nd mile than the 1st and an overall pace of 9'09".
Him: You're really moving! I could hardly catch up to you!
Me, laughing: Thanks!
I also posted my favorite tips to help make every run enjoyable.
Leaving work, the moon caught my eye and I couldn't help but take a picture.
Wednesday, 12/14#RWRunStreak Day 21. Rest day mile with Sallie. The moon was still gorgeous!
DIY Holiday Nails #2. Santa Hats. See last week's review for Holiday Nails #1.
I love the way they turned out! And, relatively easy to do.
Thursday, 12/15Got in my one mile for #RWRunSteak Day 22 before doing the Nike workout on my schedule.
Zero-to-100 training workout was more lunges plus plank saws, bear crawls, and lots more. By the end, I was so shaky and sweaty! Awesome. 😊
Friday, 12/16#RWRunStreak Day 23, another slow, easy mile with Sallie. Nothing notable on the run, but this amazing rainbow appeared when I was heading into work.
Saturday, 12/17#RWRunStreak Day 24. Course sweeper at Trails of Glory. 6 miles.
This was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. I thought it would be a nice, easy trail run while removing the trailer markers and signs. What I didn't realize was how heavy their sign posts would be! Matters only got worse with the realization that the the aid station where I was supposed to drop off the super heavy posts had closed before I reached it. I mean there was NO sign of said aid station. Which meant I had to carry them for more than 3 miles. :-(
Perhaps I'll do a full recap of my experience as a sweeper. In the meantime, here's a little video recap.
How was your week last week?
Have you have volunteered at a race? Been a sweeper?
I'm linking up today with Tricia & Holly for the Weekly Wrap as well as Ilka & Angela for Sunday Fitness & Food.