In all honesty, if we were indeed conversing over coffee...I'd be drinking a hot chai latte.'
I actually don't like coffee ...and, yet, I call myself a runner LOL. Don't worry, I don't like beer or bananas, either, so I have all kinds of non-typical running quirks going on.
Although I do not care for the taste of coffee, I'd gladly meet up at a coffee shop because I adore the aroma. And the conversation, if a group of runners would be gathered around a crowded table, would be amazing.
What ya say? Shall we? What's there to discuss?
Let me go first...
Can we talk briefly about mileage? If we were chatting over coffee, I'd admit that I'm not usually a mileage gal. Sure, I track every run (and most of my intentional walks), but I have never set any specific mileage goals on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. That said, I was happy to finally make it past the 1,000 mark for yearly mileage in 2019! Ironically, those 1,022 miles pretty much just happened...I didn't have a weekly/monthly plan to get there. Yes, there were a few 100+ mileage months during my MCM training, but those months were still on the conservative end (in regards to 26.2 training). I simply ran 3-5 times each week, and most of those runs were only 2-5 miles in distance (except for the occasional weekend long run). An even bigger and, in my opinion, more significant accomplishment was remaining injury-free. Woot!
|monthly miles for 2019|
lots of running while on vacay!
Now that the Streak is done, it's back to "normal" winter running and fitness. If we were sharing a cup of coffee, I'd admit my excitement to get back to consistent strength-training and HIIT workouts. Since I was focused on the run streak (from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day), I kept things somewhat light with cross-training. As much as I love running, I'm a much better runner, these days, because I'm not just a runner.
How about you? What would you be drinking, coffee or something else? Any great accomplishments from 2019? Got any big goals for 2020?