Hey everyone! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas yesterday! I had a lovely day at my parent’s house in Reading, PA. My parents surprised Andrew and I with 6th row Flyers tickets to a game in February (and lots of other fun gifts!), and my husband got me some awesome things off my running wish list! He also got me a John Muir book, a Duck Dynasty mug, and the best gift ever – an ornament for our first Christmas together!
I got the Buff, a Foot Rubz massager, the Runner’s World Cookbook, and he also renewed my subscription to Runner’s World Magazine! Check out my Christmas running wish list here for more info on these items!
I spent the day eating yummy food, opening up fabulous presents, and hanging out with my family. And now sadly Christmas is over 😦 The craziest part is that today we got all the snow that I was wishing for on Christmas! Today’s run might be a little slippery!
Speaking of running, here are the results from week #4 of the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak!
Thursday, 12/19: 1 mile on the treadmill
Friday, 12/20: 1 mile on the treadmill
Saturday, 12/21: 1 mile on the treadmill
Sunday, 12/22: 1 mile on the treadmill
Monday, 12/23: 1 mile outside
Tuesday, 12/24: 2 miles outside
Wednesday, 12/25: 1 mile outside
Total miles this week: 8 miles
Total miles this streak: 57.1 miles
Based on all that things I did this week (Andrew’s birthday, Christmas/Christmas Eve, and quite a few Christmas parties) I was very busy and also really tired all week. In fact, this weekend I felt sick and nauseous all weekend and spent most of it either sleeping or getting ready for another Christmas party. So I guess this week was my “rest” week! I made a goal to run 14 miles this week, and I definitely fell short after making my long run a 1 miler this weekend. I actually can’t wait for my schedule to die down so that I can fit in my longer runs again! And I’m also looking forward to getting my eating habits back on track so that I don’t feel sick all the time! I did meet my other two goals of keeping the streak going no matter how busy I got, and running outside at least once, so I’m still happy with this week’s results.
With one short week left, I’m looking forward to getting in some definite longer runs. I have the Kris Kringle 5 Miler this Sunday, and I also plan on fitting some of my usual 3 milers in there as well. I’ve decided not to make a mile goal for my last week of the streak and just focus on keeping the streak going. This week I was really glad that I had this streak going – I probably would have skipped running almost every day this week because of how busy I was!
Now I’m off to spend more time with my family, but stay tuned tomorrow for some of the most exciting running news I’ve ever had! I’m dying to share it!
How did your run streak go this week? And how was your Christmas? Did you get anything off your running wish list?