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Our family ended the year with a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The drive home never gets shorter and often gets tougher on us as the parents. We’re not able to stay awake as long as we used to! Both children did very well traveling given the circumstances with only the youngest giving us any grieve when she was hungry.
We made it home a little after 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve and got very little sleep as the kids were up early. Over the next few days we split our time between families to ensure everyone got to see us over the holidays. The kids loved getting to open presents all day long on Christmas and had to have each item removed from the packaging as soon as possible.
We didn’t get any workouts in until after Christmas, nor did we workout as much as we would have liked given the holiday and birthday goodies. We used many excuses, some actually valid, to justify missing our workouts. Here is what we managed to do:
12/26 – 3.90 miles @ 7:42 pace
12/28 – 5.00 miles @ 7:16 pace
12/30 – 3.60 miles @ 8:16 pace
Yearly Mileage Total: 1,303.35
01/02 – 6.20 miles @ 8:00 pace
12/26 – 2 miles & 21-Day Fix Dirty Thirty
12/28 – 3 miles
12/29 – 3.50 miles
12/30 – 3 miles with 21-Day Fix Plyo & Abs
Yearly Mileage Total: 324.95
01/03 – 2 miles
As you can see, not much in terms of hard or difficult workouts. It was a shocker to both Jen and I when we totaled our yearly mileage the vast difference between us. It definitely shows just how much she compromised last year and why she’s going for a big goal this year.
We have begun our #RuntheYear challenge and although we are off to a slow start, we will be back on pace soon. To make things easier on us both this year, we are anxiously awaiting our new Proform Premier 900 treadmill. This should alleviate issues with the winter weather and shorter days and allow us to both get our runs in, if only on the hamster wheel!
What is a specific fitness challenge you have for 2016?