Is it really February already? Time is flying by this and I really wish that it would slow down. Last week, Pete and I were on a weeklong cruise around the Western Caribbean on the Disney Fantasy. We used this a vacation as our last big chance to really relax before the wedding craziness sets in. (Only 10 months to go!) While it was fabulous to take a break from the reality of life, it was not the best for my #Shredding4Wedding plan or keeping up with my running streak.
Normally, when I go on vacation, the very last thing that I tend to think about is sticking to my fitness plan or healthy eating habits. This time was a little bit different though. Going into this vacation, I knew that I really wanted to keep up with my running streak. I made sure to pack more than enough gear do it. Even with plenty of gear and the desire to do it, there were a few days on the cruise that I almost slipped back into my old habits and seriously considered going to bed without running at least a mile. Those were the days that Pete really pushed me into heading to the ship’s jogging track. Some days were much easier than others to go for my run.
During the cruise, the Castaway Cay 5k was not held in the usual format. The weather has been pretty brutal for the last couple of weeks near Disney’s Castaway Cay. It took the captain of our ship three(!) attempts to dock at the port on Disney’s private island. After the second unsuccessful attempt, the cruise staff in charge of the 5k gave the race participants the opportunity to complete the race on the jogging track of the ship. In order to spend as much time as possible on the island, I decided to go ahead an complete the race on the ship. It wasn’t too bad at all to run 7.5 laps around the jogging track. While I didn’t get to run on Castaway Cay, I did get to enjoy a gorgeous view of the island as I ran around the ship.
Monday – Easy Run
- 1.23 miles, 15:10 minutes, 12:21 min/mile avg. pace
Tuesday – Easy Run
- 1.23 miles, 15:02 minutes, 12:12 min/mile avg. pace
Wednesday – Easy Run
- 2.18 miles, 26:15 minutes, 12:03 min/mile avg. pace
Thursday – Easy Run
- 1.21 miles, 15:04 minutes, 12:24 min/mile avg. pace
Friday – Castaway Cay 5k
- 3.16 miles, 36:17 minutes, 11:28 min/mile avg. pace
Saturday – Easy Run
- 1.41 miles, 18:00 minutes, 12:48 min/mile avg. pace
Sunday – Easy Run
- 1.06 miles, 14:21 minutes, 13:30 min/mile avg. pace
How did your workouts go last week?