Weekly Round Up: Strength for Runners week 7

Weekly Round Up: Strength for Runners week 7

Running Happy weekly round up

Quite a busy week with only two running sessions! Let’s hope I can squeeze in my usual three next week!

Tuesday was my first run, and I was joined by my mum. She was visiting me to do some Christmas shopping and I suggested we did an evening run. What I wasn’t expecting was a cold snap and temperatures falling below zero! It was a case of  wrapping up warm, with two layers, hats, gloves and heading out undeterred.

It was a beautiful evening, the sky was really clear with a great view of the stars. So we braved the cold and stopped in the middle of a field to have a look at the night sky, even sitting down on the road to get a better view (something I would regret, it got a bit cold on the posterior!).

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Scenes from our evening run

Wednesday was spent Christmas shopping, drinking hot chocolate and watching Christmas films!

Thursday was a lunchtime run with my running group at work. A nice 30 minute run at a conversational pace.

Friday I did the first workout of the week. All about core strength with a lot more advanced forms of the exercises. I’d like to say it’s getting easier but it’s not!

Instead of a run on Saturday I went on a 2 hour walk with my dog and the Staffy Club. There were about 5 dogs with a few more humans. It was nice to catch up with everyone as I haven’t been able to make it to the last few walks.

Sunday I did my second workout which was more core, this time with weights. If I didn’t have the plan I think I may have given up half way through. Isn’t it funny how having something written down makes you do it? It was a tough one  and I was very glad to finish!

I spent the rest of the day at the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre, trying some new vegan cheeses and chocolates and finally getting to buy a cake from the award winning Vegan Cakery.

How was your week? Did you brave the cold? Did you do anything Christmassy?

This weekly round up is part of the link up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

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