Another week! And now the holidays are over 🙂 Time to get back to regular life. Thank goodness.
Monday: I got my 15 minute break at work and did eight flights of stairs while walking about the hospital. When I got home I hopped on the treadmill and did the second Intensity workout. That lasts 30 minutes and does about 2.75 miles at varying paces. It’s actually quite nice not having to think about when I can be done, or if I am going fast enough. Afterwards I did my plank, holding for 2 minutes and 50 seconds, with 15 push-ups.
Tuesday: off. I was waiting for my new sneakers, since running the previous day was not as fun as it could be. I was also extremely tired, although my husband talked me into taking the snowmobiles out back for a brief ride up and down the field. That was pretty fun 🙂
Wednesday: What I didn’t take into account was that on Wednesday we had my husband’s work Christmas party, which meant that we had to leave immediately when I got home from work. So another day off! But it was a good party.
Thursday: New sneakers arrived! I did a short run, not wanting to go too far til I had them broken in…or at least was sure they wouldn’t hurt my feet. So I just did 20 minutes of the 30 minute Intensity workout. Followed by, of course, the plank: 3 minutes, 16 push-ups.
Friday: another day off. I had final errands with the husband for Christmas (in the first snowstorm of the weekend). I did mange 8 more flights of stairs during my break at work. I figure if I only took three days off the week before Christmas, that really isn’t too bad.
Saturday: Workout by Mother Nature! I had to roof rake our two canvas buildings, one is the “hay barn,” and the other functions as my husband’s garage. It takes about twenty minutes for each one, so that’s not too bad right? They had probably a foot or more of accumulated snow as we hadn’t done them yet this season, and the previous day’s storm dumped about eight inches on them. It was a wonderful arm workout! And my legs were a bit unhappy after trudging through the deep snow. I rested up while cleaning the house (my family was coming for Christmas the next day), and then I got on the treadmill. I did the 30 minute Intensity workout again–my goal is to get comfortable with it and then do it on the incline. We’ll see. And, of course, I did my Challenge: a 3:10 plank with 16 push-ups.
Sunday: I snuck in some yoga before my family arrived. I really wanted to get on the treadmill and use those sneakers again (they are quite nice!), but we lost power during the night. That was due to the second storm of the weekend, which sadly, was basically ice. The electric power website said we should be up and running by 8am, and we were. Which made it easier to stagger the dishes for the meal!
And I finished (finally) my Challenge, doing my last plank for 3:20 with 17 push-ups. Skipping the days I didn’t do an actual workout during the Challenge was easier, but also meant I didn’t go as far as I could have, had I done it everyday for a month. On the hand, I did end up with a 3+ minute plank, which is really not bad.
I think my next Challenge will be easier! Although I suppose that would not be very helpful.