Charleston Half Training 11/23-11/29 – Week 4

December 1, 2014

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday… how is it December already?!?

Monday 11/24 – Rest day 

Tuesday 11/25 – Rest day 

Wednesday 11/26  Rest day

Thursday 11/27 – SOME Trot for Hunger 5K

Friday 11/28 – 3 miles

Saturday 11/29 – 3 miles + 60 minutes personal training

Sunday 11/30 – 5 miles (remainder of 11/29 scheduled 8 miles)

Total: 14.1 miles

Mileage-wise I ran about 2 miles less than last week, for a total of 77.1 miles for the month.   My first fitness highlight of the week was the Trot for Hunger 5K held on Thanksgiving morning.  Before the run there was a mini Oiselle meetup.  It was fun catching up with Courtney, Julie, and Prianka and meeting all the other birds (yesss we are in a CVS cosmetic aisle).  I missed seeing my friends Jenn and Brett that morning, boo.

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Image: Courtesy of Julie

The second fitness highlight of the week was my personal training session.  While my current trainer is recovering from a serious fall (get better Nicole) I had my first session with Jessica – who is a long distance runner.  She is going to incorporate exercises that will complement running and work on my weaknesses.  This includes the below plank challenge:

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There were a couple of social highlights this week.  On Wednesday I had dinner with Cliff and had the most amazing lasagna at Floriana.  They make their own pasta and it melts in your mouth.  If you are in the DC area I would highly recommend going there – plus there is usually a Gilt City or Living Social deal that you could use.

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The second social highlight of the week was Thanksgiving dinner – of course!   My parents host Thanksgiving at their house every year and I get to see my aunts, uncles and cousins from both sides of the families.  I always have a great time seeing my cousins and playing with their little ones.  A shout out to my cousin Chris who completed his first 10K! Below is a picture of my mom’s brussels sprouts.

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And my favorite part….dessert.

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As for the remainder of the weekend I spent my time cleaning the apartment, doing a little online shopping, and wrapping some gifts.  As for my buy of the weekend – Potomac River Running is selling their Race Pass again for 2015 ($110 for 4 races) – which I purchased (thanks for the message Kathryn).

How was your Thanksgiving?

Did you score any Black Friday deals?

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