With the new year here, there's no time like the present to get things rolling...right outta the gate.
So, that's just what I did.
While nothing has really changed much, just flipping the calendar page feels so refreshing and invigorating. For myself, it brings much hope.
Before I give you a peek at my first week of 2021, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
I love hosting this link-up with Deborah (from Confessions of a Mother Runner)! If you write a fitness-based blog, you're invited to join the party. The link-up opens at 1:00 (EST) on Sundays and remains open through noon on Monday. We love reading about everyone's weekly fitness endeavors, training highlights (or low lights) and race recaps. We ask that you link back to both hosts, and we encourage you to read/comment on the other linked blogs as well...please don't link-drop & dash ;-)
So, here's what went down in my little corner of the fitness universe this week:
All told, it was a decent week with all sorts of sweat equity deposited. My main goal for January is to maintain my 5-mile "long run" distance, but increase the distance of my other runs-->mission accomplished with 11 total miles this week. Walking continues to be a consistent endeavor with 12 miles logged this week (probably a few more happening Sunday afternoon). The elliptical had 10 miles, and biking saw 36 miles. I'll be bringing back some weekly stair work in the next few weeks (for pre-running warm-up as well as good old cardio fun LOL). There also were a couple upper-body strength workouts on Thursday.
After a 2-week sabbatical from workday Fridays, it was back to life and back to reality. Alas, Friday Fashion Flair returned. We had a lot of grey skies and morning fog, so a jolt of color was much needed. Do you find yourself craving some brightness on a dreary day, too? Trust me, bright colors will lift your spirits! PS, don't forget the lipstick...a little bit of shimmer never hurt anyone. As always, you're welcome to join me on Fridays...post a pic on Instagram, grab the hashtag (#FridayFashionFlair) and be sure to tag me (@runningonthefly).
I'm not sure how I've missed this all these years (ahem, we've been in this house for 18-1/2 years), but I don't think I've ever noticed our tree's reflection in all four panels of the bay window, all at once. Pay no attention to the messed up slipcover or Max's disarrayed blanket.
We had really cold, foggy mornings almost every day this week. A side effect of such conditions is the beauty of a thick hoar frost on the trees. Isn't it pretty?
Finally, let me give a quick mention to the lack of politics you'll see here. Trust me, I am not indifferent nor complacent to all that's happening. I just don't wish to muddy this space with political discourse. My blog; my rules. Thank you for understanding <3
So, that's the first full week of 2021!
How have your workouts been going? Has it been possible to get outside for some fitness fun? Do you have any January goals or objectives?