It’s official – the holiday’s are over!

I love the holidays, but eventually it is nice to get back into the routine and start feeling like things are normal again. I am ready to get back on my workout schedule and start getting a move on in 2014!


There is a lot I want to accomplish this year. Over the past few days there have been a lot of things going through my head. I’ve had to slow myself down and realize it is only January 2nd! I love the idea of a new start, a new year, a new me but nothing good ever happened over night. It is time to start taking the steps to get to where I want to be, but I have to allow myself time and realize that things will happen as they are meant to.


OK. Enough of that. Let’s back track a little bit.

I have had some great workout this week so far. I am slowly increasing my running per week to get my leg used to running again. The intervals were great, but I need to start doing longer periods on my leg to get it used to running multiple miles at a time.

Tuesday was an interval day. I had run 3 miles on Monday so I opted to go back to intervals. The snow started on Tuesday as well and since I didn’t want to drive to the gym I opted to stay at home on our treadmill.  Plus I knew I wanted to get one last run in during 2013.

Tuesday Workout

I started with a 5 minute walking warm up and then proceeded to run 10 minutes on/5 minutes off for 50 minutes. I walked the last 10 minutes easy to cool down.

Getting back on this treadmill was tough because it is where I had my very last run before my injury. My stomach was in knots the moment I stepped back on it.

I am happy to say the workout went well and I think I have finally gotten over my fear of our home treadmill.


Wednesday we woke up after sleeping in a little later and made it to the gym before they closed at 2:00 pm.

Wednesday Workout

I started with 3 miles at a 9:50 pace. I also completed a minute warm up and cool down.

After I was finished I changed clothes and got on the spin bike for what was going to be an hour ride.  It took me a while to get into to it because my legs felt tired.  After I finished an hour some friends walked in and started talking. I took the gear down and just kept pedaling while talking. Before I knew it I had reached 80 minutes. Not bad!

Wes and I did a few weights before calling it a day.


I am very happy with how my leg is progressing and how my workouts have been going. 

A few people have asked what my “plan” is and I wish I could give you a plan, but I have just been going off how I feel.  Some days I feel like more other days I need to cut it short. I am going to keep my distance running under 5 miles at one time for probably the entire month of January. Once we get into February I will reevaluate where I am. I’d rather take it slower and come back strong then wind up with another injury.


We ended up taking it easy on New Years Eve. 

Erie got hit with another blizzard and it was nasty out. Wes hasn’t been feeling well either so we went out for a nice quiet dinner and then hung at home and watched movies. Honestly, it was pretty perfect.


Did you do your first workout for the new year? What was it?

Are you ready to get back to your routine after the holidays?