I had a great week, and am enjoying the influence and encouragement of the other Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge participants. The Facebook group is super active, and I can’t help but to read and reply several times a day. And thanks to this challenge, I’ve started to incorporate more stretching/yoga into my routine. Two nights last week instead of sitting on the couch watching TV I rolled out my yoga mat and worked on my tight hamstrings/glutes. I think it’s helping — I wasn’t as hindered by the hamstrings during my Bikram yoga class this morning.
This week I was better about eating lots of fruits and veggies, too. Sneaking them in is the best way — is it still sneaking if I know they’re in there? In the photo below, that chocolate milkshake is made with avocado and banana. And those are pumpkin pancakes
The Runners World run streak is going well. I only had one awkwardly-timed workout where I was on the treadmill at 9pm getting my mile in … and actually, it turned into 2.1 miles. I thought I only had 10-12 minutes left of “Nashville” to watch, but it ended up being over 20 minutes. I felt really good running, so I didn’t mind!
Monday: yoga DVD, 1-mile run, boot camp class
Tuesday: 4-mile run, 40 minutes of stretching/foam-rolling
Wednesday: Bikram yoga, 1-mile run, boot camp class
Thursday: 3.25-mile run, lunchtime yoga
Friday: Bikram yoga, 2.1-mile run, Workout of the Week (WOW) strength workout
Saturday: 10-mile run, yoga DVD
Sunday: 2-mile run, 40 minutes of yoga/stretching