Here we are, one full week into 2023...and, my-oh-my, how time flies when you're having fun!
It may be cliche, but it's true (at least in my world). I've been keeping busy, trying to enjoy the remaining remnants of the holiday season and maintaining all things fitness, so this first week of the new year has flown by.
I haven't really set any specific new goals for 2023, nor have I made any reflective resolutions. My main focus is to keep on keeping on, and to enjoy this ride called life. So far, so good!
Before I dis on the deets of the week, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
Anyways, here's what went down in my little world of fitness this week:
Thursday evening, Barb and Allison and I met up for a long-awaited reunion and enjoyed four miles of full moon running. I've said it before, but I'm so glad we started these full moon runs! I look forward to them every month!
So, this first week of '23 had some decent action, but also a bit of recovery. After finishing the Streak, I had two guilt-free days with no time in the running shoes. That was a blessing in disguise because Wednesday's PT session was another doozy, and I had the DOMS to prove it. Anyways, running tallied 14 miles this week, but the bulk of those were from Thursday and Saturday. As for walking, this week saw a measly eight miles...I really need to just fire up the 'mill, on occasion. I'm still getting outside, on the daily, but the walking miles seem to take the biggest hit if the weather is really uncomfortable. I even scaled-back the biking, this week, a bit (omitting my "usual" Sunday morning long ride). Total miles in the saddle came in at 36. Extra cardio included Tuesday's elliptical and Thursday's stair workout. Strength training was on-par with a couple upper-body workouts and all the lower-body PT.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. You all know I'm a proud Iowa Hawkeye. Thursday night's basketball game, against Indiana, was a nail-biter in the final minutes. I missed some of the first half of the game, when the Hawks were down by 20+ points to the Hoosiers, but I was there for the big rally-back in the second half. So, of course, I had to don the black and gold, in celebration, come Friday morning. Would you have done the same?
I don't very often have my phone handy on the drive home from work. I stopped for gas, though, and had to capture Friday evening's sunset. I'm excited to see the sunsets happening a tiny bit later and later every day.