Friday, December 12, 2008

You Spin Me Right Round

(Baby Right Round!)

First, thank you so, so, so much for all of your kind comments on Wednesday's post. It means a lot to me and I feel privileged to share the journey with you.

Okay, enough mush. ;)

Everything has pretty much gone according to plan so far this week.

Monday: off ~ check!
Tuesday: 5K easy (+ H.O.T. class) ~ check! actually, 7.25K (4.5mi)
Wednesday: 7K with 20 mins. steady state (5:28-5:37/KM pace) ~ check!
Thursday: 5K recovery (+ Spin)* ~ check! actually, 6.5K (4mi)
Friday: 6K easy ~ skipped - couldn't get up this AM and have a party tonight, will make up tomorrow
Saturday: off (Boot Camp)
Sunday: 22K steady run (6:04 to 6:41/KM)

The Mission to 1000 is right on track.

*Spin class last night was the best one yet. Nothing changed in the class - same instructor, same music, same routines) - but I had buckets of energy. I can usually feel myself fading during the second half, especially if I have run first, and wishing for the end of each song so I can recover for 30 seconds. Well last night something came over me and I was killing it for the entire hour! I'm usually dying during the standing sprints and sit-stand intervals (two beats up, two beats down) but not this time, baby. I felt like I was flying.

Did somebody spike my water?

Anyway, it was a great workout and I can tell that I exerted myself way more than usual because I'm feelin' it this morning!

We're heading to hubby's Christmas party tonight, a casual holiday party with friends tomorrow night and my "little" (17) sister and he boyfriend are coming over to watch some Christmas movies and make a gingerbread house on Sunday (annual tradition). At some point I hope to finish the Christmas shopping.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

21 comments:

Melanie said...

Awesome that you're enjoying it so much! Have a fantastic weekend! :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good workout week so far and great that you enjoyed spinning!!

Blyfinn said...

Nice job on following the workout plan. I struggle with making a set plan due to I seem to never be able to follow it due to everything that comes up.

tfh said...

Nice job on the Spinning. Enjoy the Christmas party and have a great weekend!

Heather said...

Sounds like some good workouts. Have a great weekend!

Runnergirl said...

That song will be in my head the rest of the day! ( :
Sounds like a great spinning class. Enjoy the party and have a great weekend!

Nikemom said...

I love it when the energy is relentless! Have a great weekend! :D

Runner Leana said...

Looks like a great week! You are definitely on track for 1000 this year. Congratulations and have a great weekend!

Road Warrior said...

Wow! You are on fire!

Jess said...

Have fun at your x-mas party tonight!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Don't you just love all the parties? I have to run because of all the food and BEvERages......

Janice said...

spin class always kicks my butt.

LOL~ Thanks for putting the mile next to your k..... I am still trying to figure the difference.

X-Country2 said...

You seem in a really good space. :o)

Have a great weekend.

joyRuN said...

Great job being so on track :) I NEED that discipline.

Run Mommy said...

As always, I am impressed by your committment. That is my plan for the new year - more organized committment! Your weekend plans sound very festive - enjoy!

Carly said...

Sounds like you have had a wonderful week of workouts. Good job on the spin class too....I am so scared to try one!

Sonia said...

Great week I feel sluggish compared to it!

Enjoy your party =)

Girl on Top said...

Great job on a great spin class!

Shoe Running said...

Buckets of energy is the best! I'm glad you're improving :)

Brian said...

Hopeyou had a good weekend! Thats a class workout plan you got there :). I lvoe me some xmas movies!

Vickie said...

I told you things would kick in eventually! You just had to give it time and its there! Keep at it!