December 8, 2013

Weekly Roundup- December 8th

This week started off slow for me, exercise wise, but built up into a long, hard 18 mile run yesterday.  With the holidays in full swing, parties with too much food and alcohol are making workouts more of a challenge. Christine encouraged me during my run yesterday by text, and even offered to sing to me!  A cut back mileage week is on the calendar and I am looking forward to the break, especially since it is my birthday week!

mile 3 view, the dreaded ice bath and Lulu leaning against my leg having a nap!
My big volunteer obligation of the year is now in the rear view mirror following a dinner for 70 on Thursday night.  It was a success and the grandparent's raising grandchildren were happy with their special evening. The Assistance League of Greater Wilmington has a wonderful group of ladies who made gifts, cookies and helped cook and serve the dinner.

And now for our workouts...
Sunday, December 1st
Pam: rest day
Christine: 20 miles at 9:58 pace using 9:1 run: walk intervals

Monday, December 2nd
Pam: 35 minutes eliptical, weights
Christine: Rest day

Tuesday, December 3rd
Pam: run 4.2 miles average pace 8:35
Christine: 3 miles on treadmill, 2.5 miles on elliptical (planned to run 5, but my knee was bothering me) 

Wednesday, December 4th
Pam: 15 minute stationary bike, 20 minute eliptical, weights
Christine: 30 min stationary bike, abs, stretching

Thursday, December 5th
Pam: coached running workout: 5 miles total, various speed/distance from 1 mile to 400 meters
Christine: Rest day

Friday, December 6th
Pam: 15 minute bike, 15 minute eliptical, Bosu ball, stretching
Christine: Rest day

Saturday, December 7th
Pam: 18 mile run average pace 10:03
Christine: 45 min stationary bike, core work with medicine ball, push ups

How have you been balancing holiday responsibilities and working out?


  1. Wow, both of you totally rocked those longs runs, awesome paces!

  2. You two had AWESOME paces on those long runs! Great job ladies!

    And Pam, I would totally sing to you if needed ;)

  3. Great job on your 18 and 20 milers this week! Dopey is getting close for y'all!

  4. I wish I could have those paces with shorter runs! Awesome job! Keep up the great work! :)