It's time for another round of Fitness Friday. Let's do this. Pow!
What’s new: I finished my 40-day running challenge! Sunday marked day number four-oh. Go me! When I tallied up my GPS runs and treadmill mileage, I discovered that I officially ran a grand total of 166 miles. I am a beast! A beast who will be rewarded with a long sleeve t-shirt.
Changes to my routine: I’ve done a lot of chillin’ this week. I ran a couple of times, mall walked once, and attended my weekly tumbling class. Sometimes, adding relaxation to a routine is a much needed change.
Running: 15.25 total miles
Longest Run: 4.25 miles
Shortest Run: 3.5 miles
Craziest Run: My Thursday run. I ran outside because it was sunny. It was not warm, but the sun had melted the snow and ice that was previously covering the roads in my neighborhood. I ended up doing half of my run on the very slippery and muddy dirt roads near my house. Amazingly, I did not fall.
Strangest Physical Activity Performed: I played basketball at the local YMCA. This is an extremely normal physical activity, but extremely strange and out of character for me. Even stranger, I am not a basketball player, nor a member of the YMCA. Life is weird.
Most challenging physical activity performed with a 2-year-old: Running around the kitchen table. It doesn’t sound challenging, but when a toddler who idolizes her father discovers that her dad is a track coach, track becomes a thing. A beloved thing. All week we have been “racing” and running “laps” around the kitchen table. It’s a workout!
Weirdest Food: I am in a bit of a food rut lately. I haven’t made the time to cook much, let alone cook something unique and fancy. This week I did make M&M cookies that called for vanilla pudding as an ingredient (delicious), and my mom made spinach calzones and gave me the leftovers (fantastic).
Fitness highlight of the week: Finishing my 40-day running challenge. Nuff said.
Goals for next week: Exercise outside. It’s still so cold, but I am sick of being trapped indoors! I need some fresh air, and I am going to make it happen even if I need to wear my snowsuit.
Questions: What was your fitness highlight this week? Do you commit to fitness challenges?