Christmas Morning Run

This year we had the most amazing Christmas Day run.  Christmas morning Emily and I were 6 days in to an 11 day trip to France and we had recently gotten back to Paris having taken a trip to Bayeux.

That morning we woke up and had a cup of coffee in the room.  We walked outside for our run and spent a few minutes re-acquiring satellites, since GPS watches don’t appreciate when you move around a lot and when you are surrounded by tall buildings.  After walking about a half mile waiting for this acquisition, we were off on our run.

The first half mile lead us to the base of the Eiffel Tower, then we got to run under a basically abandoned monument, as no one in Paris wakes up until at least 10 AM.  Once past the tower, we ran through a park adjacent and up to the Paris Military Academy.  Since both of us were pretty tired and Emily was fighting a bit of foot pain, we cleaned up a 5K and decided stop.

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It was a super fun run and a great add to our collection of Garmin Activities from “different places”.

Dance Party at the Gym

This offseason is focused on strength training and weight loss.  Yesterday morning, Nick and I went to the gym to do weights and a 30 minute run.  When we walked in, the treadmills were nearly all occupied so we started with the weights.  While doing our reps, there was a father and son working out near us.  The little boy was using some weights similar in size to mine.  There were a few times he picked up a weight that I was going to use, so I, in turn, stepped up my game and used a heavier weight.  I later found out he was 12 years old; which made me feel pretty weak.  Although, he did make me push myself harder than I normally would have.

Amazing Muscles on this Kid

Amazing Muscles on this Kid

After the weights we headed to the treadmills.  Our gym has 4 rows of about 10 machines each, the treadmills are in the second row.  Nick and I chose two treadmills on the right hand side of the row.  He began his run; and I was walking due to still having pain from a muscle spasm earlier in my right leg.  Anyway, we were both on the treadmill doing our own thing; listening to our own music.  About halfway through the workout, a good song came on, and I began lip syncing.  I looked at Nick and he started dancing.  We then began a silly little dance off – he would “sing” and dance, then I would “sing” and dance.  I’m sure we were quite a spectacle for anyone that was watching, but it was fun and made the time go by quickly.

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We probably didn’t look this cool

Weekly Activity Report 12/06/2015

It was nice to get a routine going again.  I feel like this week is the most consistent we’ve been during the off-season.

Below are our stats from and Fitbit steps from last week.

Weekly Activity Report ending 12/06/2015:

Emily –
102,874 steps (daily average 14,696)
Run 5.5 miles
Bike 24.3 miles
Swim 0 yds
Strength 37 minutes

Nick –
101,595 steps (daily average 14,514)
Run 5.3 miles
Bike 18.8 miles
Swim 0 yds
Strength 10 minutes

September thru November 2015 Totals

Once again, below are the stats for the last few months.  November was such a slow month for us, I didn’t really want to post the numbers.

Health club dues:
August $9.49/visit
September $2.59/visit
October $7.00/visit
November $28.48/visit

2015
Emily Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov
Swim (miles) 1.4 2.8 6.8 2.8 2.2 0.6 1.4 5.1 7.9 4.7 0.9
Bike (miles) 102.0 102.4 143.4 47.4 112.1 42.4 60.8 101.2 232.2 286.0 9.1
Run (miles) 34.0 21.7 25.4 43.9 12.6 9.8 23.5 31.7 55.1 40.8 8.2
Strength (min) 99 109 183 57 22 0 0 52 100 12 86
Nick Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov
Swim (miles) 1.6 3.3 5.8 0.7 1.3 0.4 1.4 4.0 8.0 4.7 2.3
Bike (miles) 89.0 116.4 125.0 38.5 82.2 40.9 79.3 93.7 228.4 281.0 65.9
Run (miles) 42.1 36.8 48.0 41.9 18.0 23.7 49.1 42.5 62.8 59.1 33.4
Strength (min) 76 88 123 79 30 0 0 52 85 101 54

Weekly Activity Reports 11/1 thru 11/29/2015

Okay, I figured I’d bombard you with stats the next few posts.  Rather than doing one per week, I’m combining them to get us up to date.  Kind of funny that we didn’t post any of our weekly stats for the month of November.  We were worn out!

Weekly Activity Report ending 11/01/2015:

Emily –
70,517 steps (daily average 10,074)
Run 2 miles
Bike 24.6 miles
Swim 0 yds
Strength 0 minutes

Nick –
91,251 steps (daily average 13,036)
Run 8 miles
Bike 22.1 miles
Swim 0 yds
Strength 0 minutes

Weekly Activity Report ending 11/08/2015 (RACE WEEK):

Emily –
79,133 steps (daily average 11,305)
Run 4 miles
Bike 9 miles
Swim 600 yds
Strength 0 minutes

Nick –
122,299 steps (daily average 17,471)
Run 17.1 miles
Bike 65.9 miles
Swim 3044 yds
Strength 0 minutes

Weekly Activity Report ending 11/15/2015:

Emily –
71,676 steps (daily average 10,239)
Run 0 miles
Bike 0 miles
Swim 0 yds
Strength 0 minutes

Nick –
89,761 steps (daily average 12,823)
Run 4 miles
Bike 0 miles
Swim 0 yds
Strength 0 minutes

Weekly Activity Report ending 11/22/2015:

Emily –
78,067 steps (daily average 11,152)
Run 0 miles
Bike 0 miles
Swim 0 yds
Strength 4 + 12 minutes

Nick –
96,792 steps (daily average 13,827)
Run 8 miles
Bike 0 miles
Swim 0 yds
Strength 14 minutes

Weekly Activity Report ending 11/29/2015:

Emily –
95,067 steps (daily average 13,581)
Run 4.1 miles
Bike 0 miles
Swim 1000 yds
Strength 40 minutes

Nick –
103,243 steps (daily average 14,749)
Run 4.2 miles
Bike 0 miles
Swim 1000 yds
Strength 40 minutes