January is here, and so are the chilly temps of winter.
If we were chit-chatting over coffee, I'd start out by sharing my December stats. Ugh, even with the run streak in full motion, the running miles were very minimal. Truthfully, I'm alright with that because all of those miles were pain-free and most were run at a very conservative pace. The walking took a major hit (I blame the 10-ish days of extreme cold). The biking, though was stellar. In fact, these December miles were the third highest of the entire year (behind June and July, which had me training for my first century ride).
While we're on the subject of December fitness, if we were chit-chatting over coffee, I'd pelo-fess that I inadvertently missed a day of Peloton action. Quite honestly, I was in shock and disbelief when I received my December Pelo stats, because I do not know how I let this slide. Looking back at my workout log, I did a stair workout and five miles on the indoor bike on the morning of December 19th, then a short streak run over the noon hour. Why I didn't do a Pelo cycling workout (while I was already on the bike, LOL) is beyond me. My Pelo daily streak had been going strong for over a year...but, alas, a new streak is now underway. I know, this is totally a first world prob, so I don't plan on losing any sleep over it. But still.
As far as numbers and stats go, if we were chit-chatting over coffee, I'd briefly give a mention of my 2022 totals. Hands-down, biking dominated. Passing the 3K mark was a pretty sweet accomplishment, via various sets of wheels (a mountain bike, two different hybrid bikes, and two different indoor bikes as well). I was hoping to pass the 1,000 milestone for walking, but came up short. Although there was inclement weather at times, I blame my ego (and stubbornness) for not accessing the treadmill a little more often. Finally, the glute/hamstring issues robbed me of some valuable late fall/early winter miles in the running shoes. All things considered, though, I had plenty of fitness to keep me busy and content. I'm not losing any sleep over any "lost" miles either.
If we were chit-chatting over coffee, I'd share an update on the ugly sweater projects. Sweater #1, for the younger Iowa State daughter has been finished. Sweater #2, for the Iowa Hawkeye son, is well underway (I'll share an in-progress pic in my WRD post on Sunday). Sweater #3, for the older Iowa State daughter is still in the "planning/designing" stage. Stay tuned...
Last but not least, if we were chit-chatting over coffee, I'd tell you about Thursday's full moon run! Barb, Allison, and myself have been doing these full moon runs since May of 2021. We've been pretty lucky in that we've only had the moon hidden a few times. There have also been a few times where I had to run solo, or one of the others had a scheduling conflict. This particular run was a big reunion run, because it had been a few months (since October, I believe) that all three of us were able to run as a group. The sky was clear, the moon shone bright, the cold 25F (16F feels-like) temps weren't too uncomfortable, and the conversation was wonderful. Runner friends are the absolute best!
Well, I've chit-chatted long enough...your turn! What would you bring to the table, if we were having coffee? Did you have a productive December? Was 2022 kind to you? Any full moon adventures to speak of?