I’ve come up with my word/phrase for 2021. It’s simple: “don’t suck”. LOL! It’s all encompassing so I think it fits just fine with my outlook and goals. I do have renewed hope for 2021 with the COVID-19 vaccinations happening to many people I know. I know masks will be around for quite a bit more, and we’ve got a long road ahead of us, but maybe we can get back to some of the things we have been missing out on and it will save many lives (and businesses too!). Running was a bit sparse this week, but I did reach a goal of 1,500 miles this year. I ran 14.25 miles this week, and GASP, no Starbucks!
In case you missed my post on the indoor bike track, you can read it HERE. It was a fun Sunday!!
Mon – 4 miles treadmill. One of my last two runs of the year. I will be starting the new year out refreshed hopefully!
Our evening workout was well attended. My daughter joined us! She requested we all do headstands afterwards, but it proved almost impossible to do it at the same time.
Tues – 30 mins elliptical, PT exercises. A sad/funny thing happened this morning. I was tired and did a huge stretch of my arms above my head when I was getting dressed in my workout clothes… and hurt my back. DOH!!! So I also spent time hanging before my workout in hopes of resetting my back. Luckily, by mid day I felt no pain at all.
At night we took a 2.5 mile walk around one of our metroparks. They had a “night hike” and opened the park from 5pm to 8pm. I love how our parks are helping to keep our community active during these dark winter nights. We got to see where they were doing tree climbing too – very festive at night!
Weds – 40 mins elliptical. Once again, so thankful to have this low impact option for working out in the morning!
The evening strength workout was from Centr, a program created by Chris Hemsworth. This was the first time we actually got to see Chris in the workout! It was pretty funny. My son enjoyed the mixup from our usual routine.
Thurs – 5.1 miles. Finished up my year of running at 1,501.5 miles. Yeah! I got to catch up with my friend and we chatted the miles away. I was hoping for a sunrise along the river, but it was a gloomy morning.
Later, we hit the road for our trip up North for skiing! We were partying in our hotel room when the ball dropped in Times Square. Crazy us! LOL
Fri – Skiing. Happy New Year! We skied all day at Boyne Highlands. The big difference at the Michigan resorts is not being able to eat /drink indoors. We always bring our own lunch so we ate in the truck. It was a good option, but for those who typically buy lunch, they could eat outdoors. I’m sure this is a really big reduction of income for these resorts.
Sat – Skiing! We skied most of the day at Nubs Nob. Now that the dining areas aren’t open on the slopes, I noticed I really miss them!! We usually take a mid morning hot chocolate and granola bar break to warm up and refuel. Without that break I found myself getting really cold even though it was 30 degrees out. The rest of the family seemed to miss it too and we ended up heading back home around 1:30pm when normally we’d be out a bit later. Oh well, it was still a fun ski trip.
Sun – 5.1 miles. My hamstrings were burning a bit and I really needed to give them a “test run”. This run felt good overall so that was a confidence boost. It was a drizzly morning, sad because I wanted to try out my new Goodrs!
These are the first miles for the 2021 mileage challenge. Soon enough we’ll be adding some mileage stickers on our bottles!
I will be handing out some swag for our marathon training group and meeting some of the participants today. Looking forward to training starting on Monday!
Q: Did you pick a phrase or word for 2021?
Q: What was your drink of choice to toast in the New Year?
We (the adults) had sparkling rose 🙂