FAB Fitness: weekly workouts 12/30/13 – 1/5/14

Monday – Thursday: SICK — nothing

I started feeling what I thought were allergies come on while at my parents’ house over the weekend, but when the symptoms didn’t go away and only got worse, I knew I was coming down with something. The worst was on Monday when the fever and chills started. Luckily, they only lasted a short while and then it felt like your typical run of the mill cold.

Since I was sick, NYE was pretty low key. We had some friends over and I  had a little bit of champagne at midnight, but then found my way into bed shortly before 2 a.m. and hung out in my PJs for awhile before that. #partyanimal

Other highlights of the first half of the week included registering and getting Minnesota license plates for my new car! Bun takeout from Quang with Mandy…

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..and registering for my first race of 2014 — the Bock Run! I’m still unsure if I’ll be “racing” it — it all depends on what Coach thinks and how well it fits into my schedule. But it’s tradition, so I’ll be running it in some form.

Friday: 30 minutes indoor trainer

I was finally starting to feel better and decided that a quick sweat session on the indoor trainer would be just the right amount of exercise to get the blood flowing. So I put on an episode of SATC and pedaled my little heart out.

Saturday: 45 minute easy run (9:33 pace)

Busy Saturday = not getting my run in until 7 p.m. and then I also missed my window of opportunity for what would probably be the last outdoor run for some time. So I headed to the gym and caught the end of the Kansas City/Indianapolis game which was exciting right up until the last minute and kept me occupied. This wasn’t an easy run — it was painfully obvious that I hadn’t run for the past week but it got easier as the run went on and I didn’t push my pace too much. And it felt great to run again. It was so nice to have Coach telling me that it was OK to take it easy until I felt better but then gave me exactly what I needed to do to get back on track.

Earlier in the day, I co-hosted a baby shower for the lovely Jen:

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And the hubs and I stopped by my work’s new office space!  I also got the Christmas tree down and a few loads of laundry taken care of. The run was actually a welcome break!

Sunday: 30 minute easy run (9:26 pace)

Since the cold has officially started setting in (it was negative nine degrees when I woke up) I knew it meant another indoor run. I met Andrea at her apartment building for 30 minutes on the treadmill and then we got coffee and breakfast after! It was a lovely way to start the day.

After I showered and got ready, Mandy and I went to see American Hustle. While it was entertaining, I think I was slightly disappointed. I didn’t think the “schemes” were all that great and I felt like it was a little drawn out. But other than that, it was good and I finally liked Amy Adams in a role.

If that wasn’t enough stuff to pack into a weekend, after the movie, the hubs and I met our friends to catch up and watch the Packer game.

It sure looked cold at Lambeau Field, but it wasn’t as cold as it was in Minnesota. And it’s -22/-50 (with the wind chill) here today and schools are closed. Happy Monday!

How cold is it where you live?

How were your workouts?

See any good movies lately?

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11 thoughts on “FAB Fitness: weekly workouts 12/30/13 – 1/5/14

  1. Saturday I friend and I went for a walk, yesterday I taught a “slow sculpt” class, it has more lifting, and i am super sore today! I cancelled my am class this morning but may go to a class tonight before driving home.

  2. Compared to where you are (and 8 hours north of you, where my family is), it’s a balmy autumn’s day. I wish we had the snow you guys have, but definitely none of the cold and horrible windchill.

    Last week, I was away and ran 3 times: twice around Berlin, and once at home. I also did some yoga.

    Haven’t seen any films in theatres lately, but I watched Pitch Perfect for the first time last month and absolutely loved it! Lesbi honest, it’s a fantastic film 😉

    1. Yes — I love the snow (besides driving in and shoveling it!) but this cold is just bad news. Sounds like you got some good workouts in — especially since you were away from home. And I’ve only seen parts of Pitch Perfect but those parts sucked me in 🙂

  3. It is freezing!!!! Even my tiny walk into work was horrible today- I work near the airport so I think it is extra windy in my company parking lot. I went to see the Wolf of Wall Street on Christmas. It was….interesting. I wouldn’t see it again, but I guess I didn’t hate it. It made me glad I have never done cocaine (so that is good I suppose).

    1. I’ve heard that about Wolf of Wall Street. Still undecided if I’ll see it in the theater. I think I’ll likely see it at some point though!

  4. I saw Saving Mr. Banks a few weeks ago… so good! Definitely recommend. Hope you’re feeling better this week! My workouts lately: the trainer + pool. Is it spring yet?! 🙂

    1. I want to see that so badly! Thanks — i’m starting to feel much better, minus a stuffy nose 🙂 I have been itching to get back into the pool — although this weather makes wet hair a no-no 🙂

  5. smart of you to take that time off while sick. i have such a hard time (mentally) doing that. and then it looks like you eased back into things nicely. your pregnant friend is adorable! and the takeout looks amazing.

  6. I was thinking about you the other day (yesterday?) when they were talking about the temps in Minnesota. I can’t even imagine. Are things starting to finally warm up a bit?

    I actually put the question to facebook on whether I should see American Hustle or Wolf of Wall Street…and overwhelmingly my friends told me to go see Saving Mr. Banks! I was not disappointed!

    Hope you are feeling better and warmer!

    1. YES! We’re supposed to be in the 30s today. A-men.

      I really want to see Saving Mr. Banks — I think that’ll be next on my list. I also kind of want to see the Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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