30-minute Tabata ride and upper body strength with Andrew yesterday.
The last month has made me think a lot about what I want from fitness, so I figured I’d ask you your thoughts.
I have big running goals, but I’ve also really loved the last month of having days where 20-30 minutes is all I’m doing for my cardio. This last month I feel like I have more energy throughout the day and I’m feeling stronger (and my posture is better too wahooo) from doing more strength training. I’m not sure 80-mile weeks are going to happen again anytime soon <— the mileage I was doing in 2019 to get new PRs. Now that I’ve fallen in love with these Peloton rides, I have less time than I did in 2019 to run super high mileage (another child + Andrew is busier with school/work now compared to then) and feeling nervous about overuse injuries… lower mileage sounds really good.
What do you think? Is it possible to hit big goals (new PRs in the half and full) with half the mileage along with the Peloton and strength training, or do you think the high mileage is part of the deal when it comes to getting new PRs? Share your experience with me, please! I’m also happy to be in the test group with this experiment ha… I feel my happy place is going to be running 3-4 days a week with some biking and strength when I’m up and training again. But who knows, maybe if I build back up to high mileage, it will feel right again?
My foot is feeling a million times better, and Erik worked more magic with scraping and massage.
I need to record Skye’s conversation whenever I pick her up from school. The girl has ALLLLLL of the stories and information about her classmates.
One of Skye’s friends brought her a necklace to school that she had made at home, so Skye made one for her when she got home.
Too soon or no such thing???
How Skye prefers to tour Target.
We were out and about later than planned, which meant we needed dinner, so we went to one of our favorite places.
A few random things before we part ways…
*Nothing teaches us patience quite like playing Yahtzee with Skye. I find myself counting to ten in my head calmly whenever it is her turn. And for some reason, she rolls Yahtzee MULTIPLE times in each game, so maybe I need to adopt her ‘shaking the dice for 120 seconds before rolling’ each time thing too.
*We decided for his birthday, we are going to let him get as dirty as he wants all day and never wipe his face (<— wiping his face is his least favorite thing on the planet).
*She told me her dog was barking to go on a walk.
*She was giving me a foam rolling tutorial in this picture.
Too soon or not soon enough for Christmas items to be out in stores?
What do you think… possible for future running PRs with lower mileage but more biking and strength?
What is your happy mileage per week?
Last game you played?