A Good Week for Blogging

I spent quite a bit more time than usual this week working on blog posts. I really wanted to get my shoppers guide out during this busy holiday shopping time and wanted to get my turkey trop recapped before today’s race. Also, my husband and I had some exciting news to share, and over coffee seemed like the perfect time and place!



As I mentioned in my turkey trot recap, I felt a twinge in my right glute/hamstring during my final mile. I was able to finish the race without too much discomfort, but as I attempted to run home after the race I had a noticeable limp. Once home, I popped a couple of Advil to get me through the day and felt much better. So much so that I didn’t follow up with any more Advil and pretty much went about my weekend activities without putting much thought into the injury.

Late Sunday afternoon I headed out for a run and other than being slower than mud, I felt pretty good. I assumed that the pain had been nothing more than a little niggle caused by running the race quite a bit faster than the paces in which I’d been training.



I headed out early Tuesday morning for a run and felt that familiar pain as I approached my third mile. Luck would have it that I was back in front of my house so I headed in early and hopped on my spin bike to complete my workout.

During Thursday’s run I felt some minimal pain around three miles, but I was able to push through all five planned miles without too much discomfort. With that run behind me, I decided to take it easy and skip Saturday’s run so I could rest for my 5K on Sunday.



As I mentioned above, I rode my bike on Tuesday when I had to cut my run short. I rode again on Saturday, another somewhat shortened ride, but it felt good to get in a little cardio. Both days, I was somewhat aware of my glute as I sat on my bike saddle, but it wasn’t terribly bad so I continued with both short rides.

I kept forgetting to set up my new a bike Garmin (affiliate link) so I could use it when I rode my spin bike. I need to get my IT guy on it! Until then, I’m reduced to manually logging my rides into my training log.


Strength Training

As much as I like strength training, I don’t find it particularly exciting to talk about or photograph. With that being said, on Saturday I taught my fitness orientation class at the gym where I talk about cardiovascular and strength training nonstop for two and a half hours…



I’d really wanted to try Five Parks Yoga that Wendy originally brought to my attention and Laurie recently mentioned trying. Sometimes not reinventing the wheel is easier so I slipped my tried and true Rodney Yee yoga DVD (affiliate link) into the player rather than pulling up a new-to-me routine. Perhaps this week I’ll give a new routine a try.


In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…

Looking ahead to this coming week…

  • Tuesday – I’m rerunning a blog favorite about searching for the perfect Christmas tree when I was a little girl.
  • Thursday – I hope to have my Run With Santa 5K recapped


In addition to the runs I mentioned above, here’s a complete run-down of my workouts from this past week (completed mostly in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • Do you have any gadgets that you haven’t taken the time to figure out how to use yet? ~ When Bill got me my first GoPro, I was so intimidated that it took me six months to start using it on my own.
  • Do you have any holiday themed races on your calendar? 
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!


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I’m linking up with Holly at HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking The Long Way Home for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!