I can’t believe Christmas is in 3 days! Tonight is the 6th night of Hanukkah and Charlotte has really made out like a bandit this year.
Here she is displaying her princesses.
What I’ve really been excited to give her this year is games. She’s finally at an age where she can take turns and follow directions. So we’ve had a fun time playing board games with her – Frozen Matching, Candy Land, and Sneaky Snacky Squirrel (she’s getting the Cootie game tonight). They are good to whip out when she’s getting all toddlery and hyper. “Hey! Let’s play a game!” It’s a distraction that forces her to sit still for a bit.
Over the weekend we had my husbands family over for latkes and fried chicken. Hanukkah is all about the oil. So we eat all of the fried things. Here’s a picture of the “spread”. I did put some greens on the table.
Fry latke, Fry!
Anywho, on to this past week’s workouts. Another great week if I do say so myself.
12/15 – PT exercises
12/16 – Spin class – finally got myself a pair of biking shoes. I went into REI and was able to find a pair on clearance for $25. They really changed the ride.
12/17 – 18 Minutes of Sprints & Yoga – this was in interesting class. Since the class is canceled the next two weeks for the holidays, she had us doing some more challenging stuff – like balances and handstands. I just couldn’t get into crow or side crow. I feel I’m almost there with crow though. Crow in 2015! With the teacher’s assistance I did get up into a forearm stand. I love doing new things.
12/18 – I talked myself out of getting up for Body Pump since the class will be canceled the next two Thursdays for Christmas & New Years, so I instead stayed in and did Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown level 2.
12/19 – Rest day
12/20 – 4 Miles – This was by far my most “badass” run to date. I had new gloves and a new hat to wear, and fleece lined pants, but 27 degrees was still very cold. I had myself dressed and a couple times almost threw in the towel. But I had procrastinated enough that I didn’t have time to do it at the gym, so it was now or never. I went to the front door, opened the door and closed it again. Then I pushed myself out. Told myself I would just do a mile, then come back and do a video or PT. After the mile was over, I said I would just go to the end of the street. Then I said, why don’t you just go finish the loop. Then I ran up that hill again and then finished out four miles (taking the downhill back home). I couldn’t feel my butt after the 1st mile. It was so cold. I don’t think I could do it much colder than that – my wardrobe just isn’t there. There nothing like almost talking yourself out of something several times and then finishing it (with a great pace at that).
12/21 – did some stretching, but not enough
12/22 – Body Pump! I made it today! I think Monday will be my day. Once I start spring training again, it seems as though Monday Body Pump will fit better with my schedule. Just wish I didn’t have to miss out on my favorite instructor.
I’ve got a busy couple days coming up – but I’m off work from Wednesday through Monday. I’m totally going to enjoy it. Charlotte’s going to school on Friday so Brian and I are having a day date at the movies to see Night at the Museum!
I hope everyone out there has a wonderful holiday with their families. Full of fun, food, and good cheer!
What’s in your holiday plans? What’s the coldest temp you’ve ever run in?