Last Weeks Workouts-Thanksgiving Week
Last weeks I mixed it up a bit for my workouts. We seem to be in an early winter weather pattern here in New Hampshire so we’ve already had some big snow storms with more coming along tonight. We’ve also had super cold temperatures. It was -1 degree on thanksgiving morning. Then there has been rain making the roadways slick and tough to run on. Also, with the holiday smack dab in the middle of the week the kids were on school vacation so there was plenty of snow fort building, game playing, slime making and general shenanigans. The kids even got to get out on their cross country skis for the first time this year!
Here’s a peek at what I was up to last week!
A mix of pushups, lunges, backsqauts, wall balls, burpees and Ski Erg.
I decided it’s about time I get back into spinning. I am hoping to go every Tuesday to spin although my plans may be foiled this week by another snow day (say what?! Yup, we are supposed to get as much as a foot of snow!). The spin class was an hour long and was awesome! I forgot how much I love spinning with the instructor challenging you with climbs and the good music. I also love being in the group atmosphere. Group training classes are such fun. I am definitely going back for more!
Wednesday: Snowy Run
On Tuesday I hit the snowy roads for 3.5 miles. It was a little slippery but so pretty out! the temperature was just perfect too! In the high twenties with no wind so I didn’t have to don too many layers.
Thursday (Turkey Day): Treadmill Run 4 Miles
Ok, so my turkey trot was on my treadmill in the comfort of my house. It was -1 degree when I got up and I decided to run while I baked my squash for Thanksgiving dinner (of which I had two and then a big feast of leftovers the next day-sooooooo full!).
Friday-Cross Country Skiing on my Skate Skis
It warmed up to 18 by the time I got to the Nordic Ski Center over in Woodstock, Vermont. Plenty warm with a few layers and when you get your heart rate up skate skiing you warm up very quickly. I had never been to this nordic ski center before. It is just down the road from the Woodstock Inn and Resort on the Golf Course and the surrounding trails on Mt. Tom and Mt. Peg.
This was the perfect place to go for my first time out for the season because you could stay on the golf course which is mostly flat. I definitely felt some muscles that I hadn’t worked for awhile coming back to life and was sore the following day. The conditions were excellent for being so early in the season with beautiful groomed corduroy perfect for working on gliding. I skiied for just over an hour and went just over 6 miles.
I hit the treadmill for another run on Saturday because my kids were home and we had a busy day planned ahead of us. These were just some more easy miles. I really need to pick some goal races and to get going on a training plan again as I am really not having much direction with my running. As of late most of my running has just been for fun!
So that’s my Thanksgiving week of workouts in a nutshell. I hope you enjoyed a lovely holiday and plenty of delicious food!
What was your favorite workout last week? What was your least favorite workout?