I can’t believe that we have just begun the last month of the year! This year has flown by so fast! It could be because of my training, but it feels like it was 2016 (or even 2012) just yesterday!
I apologize for being late on this post again – we’ve been doing a lot of shopping for our loved ones AND for our trip. I definitely plan to do a post in the next few weeks with some of our purchases for Marathon Weekend. We got some great stuff (mainly me :))!
After my 19-miler tomorrow, Dopey Challenge Training week #26 will be complete! A little over 4 weeks to go! I know that I say this every week, but I can’t believe how quickly this training is going. After this weekend, I will only have one more virtual Dopey week and 2 maintenance runs. THAT IS INSANE! But, I don’t want to get ahead of myself. Let’s talk about how this past week’s training runs went.
- Friday: 30 minutes on the exercise bike at home
- Saturday: 12 miles on the treadmill at the gym
- Sunday: Rest day!
- Monday: 30 minutes on the exercise bike at home and some leg and arm exercises
- Tuesday: 5 miles around the neighborhood
- Wednesday: 5 miles on the treadmill at the gym
- Thursday: 2-mile walk on the treadmill at the gym and some leg and arm exercises
- Friday: 4 miles on the treadmill at the gym
I did 9 miles on the treadmill at the gym this morning, followed by 10:00 of walking to cool down. Tomorrow, I have the last leg of this virtual Dopey training weekend: a 19-miler. I’ve already begun drinking a ton of water, so I’m hoping that this run will go as great as my last one!
My favorite experience for the week was decorating everything for Christmas!
Christmas is my favorite time of year, so we go ALL OUT on decorations. And, of course, many of our decorations feature something from the wonderful world of Disney.
I just had to throw this picture in here too…I mean look at how cute he is!
Another one of my favorite experiences for the week was doing a paint night with Steve’s family! I went with Steve’s mom, aunt, and cousin. We had a blast, and our paintings turned out great!
I was VERY busy at work this week, so I was only able to read about 50 more pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I still have a good bit to go, but I’m hoping to take a bath tomorrow night and read some more then (and during my lunches this week).
Steve and I didn’t do anything special for food this week because we were trying to use up some of the food in our freezer. Why?…BECAUSE WE GOT A NEW FRIDGE! It is so beautiful! We are still getting it hooked up and in its correct placement in our kitchen. But, I promise to show it in my upcoming post with our finished painting photos.
Anything Exciting Happening Next Week?
Steve and I will be going to dinner tonight to have my pre-long run pizza. I am so excited, and I’m ready to eat! We are also going to go see Coco tomorrow, which will be fun. I have tried to avoid Disney social media accounts so that I can be surprised when I see it for the first time. I’ll let you know what we think!
What are you most excited for this weekend?