We had a relatively quiet weekend… most likely the last time that is going to happen until the new year! Anyone else notice their calendar filling up at an alarming rate? Don’t get me wrong – I’m excited about the upcoming festive season (although based on our experience at the mall on Saturday, it is apparently not so much “upcoming” as HERE! NOW! THERE IS NO ESCAPE!), but the challenges that come along with it make me a little nervous. Will I be able to keep up with workout mania with the dinners and parties and all the prep that goes along with it? Will I be able to moderate my indulgences with all the holiday temptations and avoid a bunch of unnecessary weight gain before training starts in January? I hope so! Fortunately I have things like the Amanda’s Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge and my very own Mission: Racing Weight to keep me in line.
On the workout front, I ran a double on Friday (lunch run then evening run with hubs), Bootcamp Saturday morning (feeling it today!) followed by a nice and easy afternoon run. I was able to meet up with the group for my first official post-marathon long run yesterday and inadvertently pushed the pace for 21K in 1:52. It felt great to test out some speed over a longer distance, although it wasn’t quite the “easy Sunday run” that I had bargained for.