Thursday, December 30, 2021

A Seasonal 'Fession Fix

So, here we are again, back at the 'fessional for one last go-round in 2021.

You know the drill...we gather, we 'fess, and we move on, this time to a new year!

The 2021 holiday season has been like none other, at least in my world. Things were good, but things were just a bit...shall we say, weird.   

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Ready for Takeoff...

Can we just talk about the busyness of the season?

Well, truth be told, it's not just the festivities that had me busy this week. There was plenty of fitness action, household organizing, holiday prepping and some pre-adventure tasks to get secured.

Yes, there was plenty of busyness...good thing we have our fitness vices to keep us grounded, am I right?

Friday, December 24, 2021

12 Days of Fitmas 2021

I'm a huge believer in ending the year on a strong note.

It's also a busy, yet festive, time of year. Why not combine the two?

Well, that's just what some fitness friends, and myself, did!

Monday, December 20, 2021

2021 Highlights: The Year in Pics

It's just about time to bid 2021 a fond farewell...

While the year didn't play out the way many of us had hoped, it was a huge improvement from its predecessor, 2020. Well, at least in my little corner of the universe it was.

Shall we take a brief walk down Memory Lane?  How about a few highlights? Maybe some pictures can tell the story...

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Tis the Windy Season

Holy hyper wicked wind, Batman!

It was a week to hold on (tightly) to one's hat! The temps were a bit all over the place, but the wind was constant. Oh joy!

None the less, I was able to continue my daily "outdoor action" streak. The RW Run Streak continues, as does the (new) Peloton streak. Call me crazy, but it beats sitting idle (don't worry, I'm being careful and am not over-doing it with my #sweatequity). Rest assured (literally, LOL), I'm having fun this holiday season.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

5 Holiday Fitness Gear Hacks

A famous Christmas song, Deck The Halls, tells us to "don our gay apparel." But, I ask you, where's it written that it just applies only to formal wear?

This is, after all, a time of year for all things festive and fun. I believe that's true for fitness and fashion as well. Go bright or go home, am I right?

A lot of people have commented on my extensive collection of holiday workout gear. But, here's a #FitnessFashionFession...I really don't have as much as it may appear...

Monday, December 13, 2021

2021 Highlights: The Bling

2021 was an interesting year, especially in terms of racing.

Covid appeared to be dwindling, and many runners welcomed the return to live races. For myself, there wasn't as much racing, in comparison to previous years (with the exception of 2020), but all of my races were significant to me. A few were virtual, but the majority were in-person.

And I've got the bling to show for my efforts.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Merrily We Streak Along

 ...and the Streak goes on, as does the holiday season.

In a few days, I will pass the halfway point of this year's Winter Run Streak. Yeah, already! So far, the temps haven't been too outrageous, the streets have been (mostly) clear, and the holiday running gear has been making a few appearances. It's all good!

This week definitely had more "seasonal" weather, temps and wind (emphasis on the wind, LOL). I'm still rocking the daily #optoutside gig, though...

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Peloton: 5 Things I'm Liking (so far)

I never said never, but I did take my sweet time in checking out Peloton.

Let's just say it was well worth the wait.

While I am not a certified coach, trainer, or expert, I do know a thing or two about what works for me. I have just enough knowledge (and experience) to be dangerous, and I often times have difficulty with having someone else telling me what to do.  

Alas, the 2-month free trial promotion came along at a time when I was itching to try something different. There's nothing wrong with stepping outside one's bubble of I right?

Sunday, December 5, 2021

A "Temp" Turnabout

Turnabout is fair play, or so they say.

This has been a strange fall season. The warmer temps of summer held on a little longer than usual. Then, we had a couple of lightly snow-dusted mornings, followed by some intense ongoing wind. Oh, and then the temps did a major nosedive, and it seemed like the sub-freezing conditions were here to stay.

But, in case you haven't buckled your seat belts, the weather rollercoaster continued this week. With Thanksgiving's near sub-ZERO feels-like conditions barely in the rearview mirror, Momma N served up some unseasonably warm weather... to the tune of mid-50F's most of the week. 

Huh. Sit down and figure that one out, LOL.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

A Fallout Finale...via my coffee cup

Talk about your paradoxes.

Most everyone knows the fall season is not my favorite, but this week has been a nice treat. The thing is, I know it's just teasing me with the 50F temps and mild wind, LOL. Ironically, I'm kind of hoping this particular fall weather will stick around a bit longer. If only, right?

That said, even in the mild (almost balmy) weather, I'm still enjoying my chai latte(s). Honestly, I don't need sub-freezing temps to relish a hot comforting beverage. 

What's more, I don't need an excuse to crave some coffee talk with friends, even if it has to be a virtual coffee date. You, too? Shall we?