Getting Wrapped Up In Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve! 

Wrapped Up In Christmas

I can’t believe Christmas is upon us, but I’m as ready as I’ll ever be–I even got my wrapping done and added my gifts to the pile squeezed under our tree.

Yesterday I made a last-minute batch of easy Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies and tried out a new-to-me Cranberry Oatmeal Crumble Bar recipe. Today I’ve made the Cranberry Upside Down Cake my Mom wants every Christmas, and after church tonight I’ll put together the not-so-healthy egg/hash brown casserole I’ll pop in the oven tomorrow morning to balance out the peppermint bark I plan to have with my Christmas morning coffee.

Weekly Wrap

Before recapping my workouts, I want to give an extra thank you to Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap that’s helped me stay accountable and connected throughout this busy year, and to Lacy and Miranda for organizing the holiday gift card swap. It was fun being introduced to Kelly, and funny to learn that Deborah was paired with me! 

Monday: Strength workout at home.
Did you see my review of the Quick Strength For Runners program?

My hard-earned Orange Theory Fitness Hell Week t-shirt!

Tuesday: 4.75 mi run
I thought it was going to be warmer so I swapped my Cyclebar day for a run. It was still in the 30s and my hands got cold, but I got to see this pretty tree in Frances Scott Key Park in Georgetown.

Wednesday: OTF Endurance Day

It took a 4% incline and 7.3 mph pace
to get my heart rate up into the orange zone.

Thursday: Strength workout at my office gym.
This time it was a 7 am conference call that interfered with my Cyclebar plans. I had the office gym to myself at 5:30 am, and got ready quickly enough to grab coffee from Starbucks and still make it to my desk at 6:50 am. 

Friday: CycleBar
I knew my favorite yoga instructor was on vacation, so when I saw that one of my favorite indoor cycling instructors was teaching, I opted for Cyclebar over CorePowerYoga.

Saturday: 6.85 mi run 
I was planning on a ~6 mile run, but my route planning was a bit off!

Star Wars Decorations for #RunChatHunt

Sunday:  60 min Hot Power Fusion class at CorePowerYoga
The room is warmer for HPF than CPY2 and the flow is slower. I find it a bit more restorative although it’s still challenging. 

Once again, I wish you a very Merry Christmas,
and I hope you have fun unwrapping presents!

Do you plan your fitness classes around your favorite instructor’s schedule?

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12 Responses to Getting Wrapped Up In Christmas

  1. Merry Christmas, Coco! I don’t belong to a gym, but when I have, I’ve always had favorite instructors, of course.

    We’re expecting a white Christmas tomorrow . . .
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  2. Kim G says:

    Great week of workouts! I’m glad that you got all your wrapping done – I was a little worried after I saw your post on Facebook, lol 🙂

    Merry Christmas Eve and I hope you have an awesome Christmas holiday!
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  3. Well, no fitness classes for me (therefore no instructors to work around….unless you count me LOL) The Star Wars decorations! Gosh…we’re in the middle of our Star Wars marathon…and that pic totally made me laugh 😉
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  4. Jessica says:

    Looks like a great week for ya!! I miss practicing yoga in a studio — I need to find a good place in my town!

  5. Teresa says:

    Wow, you had a great week of workouts Coco ….obviously not letting the hustle and bustle of the holidays get in your way! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Have a great week.

  6. Darlene says:

    Well, you’ve had a great week. I am impressed with your dedication.

    We have sub-zero windchill temps…not sure if I’ll get any running done.
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  7. Wendy says:

    There is a house in my neighborhood with that exact same Star Wars display! Who knew?

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Glad to see you kept up with your workouts.
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  8. Your tree is beautiful and all your goodies sound so tasty! Hope you had a merry Christmas!

  9. I hope that you had an awesome Christmas and that you’ll have an awesome year! I love your Christmas tree, Coco! 🙂

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