Anyone up for some coffee chatter?
You don't have to drink coffee, and we don't even have to all sit at the same table (Covid is still a reality, don't forget). But we can gather (virtually) and have some conversation.
Are you game?
Grab a mug (or a pint, or a stein, or a simple glass), and let's begin. What would you share, if we were chatting as we sipped our beverages of choice?
First off, I'd share my February stats. The running has been feeling good, and the mileage has (slowly) been increasing. Walking was a bit lack-luster, due to the extreme cold. The elliptical and the indoor bike, though, kept me busy on many a cold morning. I'm grateful for every mile logged, none the less, regardless of how they happened.
Next, would you care to hear what I have on tap for March? There's two live races, the Leprechaun Chase (this weekend) and the Chocoholic Frolic (March 27th). Daily push-ups are continuing and I'm trying to remember to do some focused ab/core work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As far as diet/nutrition, I typically don't snack on candy all day long. I have noticed (since my Invisalign gig ended), though, I'm grabbing mini-size treats more often than before. Oops. So, I'm nixing that at-work sugar fix...and, at the risk of TMI'ing, I'm upping my hovering skills in the ladies room (#QuadStrength).
Guess what? My second annual Week of Pi Challenge begins on Monday! This was a fun mini-streak that premiered last year for my birthday, which is March 14th..the National Day of Pi (recap HERE). Basically, it's pretty simple. I run 3.14 miles everyday for the entire week. I run them easy (no speedwork) and I run a different route each day. While some may think the 5K is kind of an odd distance (3.1 miles), the Pi distance is even more quirky...which is one of the many nuances to this week-long endeavor. Last year, there were a few friends who joined me, so the invitation stands for this year as well (your choice: run a single day, several days, or the entire week).
I'd also share some humble pie with you. Holy DOMS, Batman! Tuesday's lower-body workout was a doozy. How a mere 12-minute series of squats, deadlifts, and lunges can wreak so much havoc (on my hammies and glutes) is beyond comprehension. But, that's all good. Those DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) are an indication that some real work took place. Glass half full.
Finally, it feels like Spring is in the air or, at the very least, knocking on the door. Though the hubby and I are headed to the sunshine state later this month, I have to admit it'll be hard to leave the current Iowa weather (but I'm sure I'll manage). Even though I'm a die-hard summer gal, I really love the freshness of the early spring season. It's so nice being outside, right now, when these 40's/50's temps actually feel warm.
Well, those are just a few (or five) things I'd share over coffee. Although our winter was pretty mild, things definitely took a turn for the (extreme) cold in February. Hopefully that's all behind us, and the warm-up will continue.
Your turn! What would you share, if we were gathered over coffee? Has the spring thaw started in your area?