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FAB Fitness: weekly workouts 12/23 – 12/29

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Monday – 30 minute easy run (9:09 pace)

It was -2 degrees (felt like -20 with the wind chill) so all day I was planning to go to the gym. But as the day went on, and I got less motivated, going to the gym felt like a lot of work. Plus, part of my day got eaten up with having to deal with getting a car loan (woo!)

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Tuesday – 30 minute easy run (9:40 pace)

We got to my husband’s grandma’s house around noon and because I got kind of a late start, I didn’t get a run in before we left. So I brought my running gear with me. After lunch, I bundled up and headed out. I was glad that I thought to bring my yaktrax along because the footing was pretty terrible and sidewalks would just randomly end so I ran on the street most of the time.

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Wednesday – REST DAY

Coach had an optional 30 minute easy run here but after rolling my ankle the day before and the nerve-wracking travel, I decided to take the rest day.

Thursday – 30 minutes indoor trainer

Passed the time with “The Ladies of SNL” special on TV.

Friday – REST DAY

Another long day of travel (this time back to my hometown) so I embraced the rest day that Coach gave me.

Saturday — 45 minute easy run (9:20 pace)

Hit up my high school fitness center to get 4.81 miles in on the treadmill. The fitness center has holiday hours right now — I was bummed because I wanted to sleep in, but got up to get in the run before it closed at 9 a.m. My mom walked on the treadmill while I ran and then we got ready and picked up my dad and the hubs for some breakfast.

Greek skillet #feta

Greek skillet #feta

Then we went to pick up…my NEW CAR! It’s not a brand new car but it’s the newest car I’ve ever had.

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I’m so excited and it was definitely time for an upgrade. Now just have to sell my (old) car and we’ll be all set!

I’m definitely looking forward to the holidays being over so I can get back into a normal fitness routine. But it was kind of fun deciding how I was going to get my workouts in this past week with all of the travel. This week’s workouts will start easing me into some speed work — exciting!

How were your workouts during this past holiday week?

How cold does it have to get before you boycott outdoor runs? (Minnesota is supposed to get to 48 below with windchill this week. No outside running for me.)

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6 thoughts on “FAB Fitness: weekly workouts 12/23 – 12/29

  1. Dang…this makes me feel like a wimp for not wanting to run when its below 32 outside here in Texas! I’ll need to remember this for motivation throughout the winter!

  2. Hmmm my cutoff is about 10 above. I’m for sure going to the gym this week! What do you think of the yaktrax? Do they make a noticeable difference?

    Congrats on the new car- that is always exciting!

    • I am a total believer in the yaktrax! They don’t do much on icy conditions, but in snow where it’s hard to get traction, they really do work!

  3. Congrats on the new ride! New car day is always fun 🙂 And, way to get outside in the cold! My cut off is zero, but not gonna lie, I’m glad to not be running right now so I don’t have to be outside more than I have to in this weather! It’s almost summer, right? 😉

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