It’s been a while since I’ve done a loving lately post. While there is a lot not to like about January, I am finding there are also many things to love about January. Here are a few things I am loving lately this January.
Loving Lately January
I am loving winter running! Yes it’s cold and lately snowy but I am finding January running just invigorating. While I really have had trouble in the summer heat the last few years, the winter temps seem to really suit me. I find it so much easier to regulate my body temperature and remove layers as needed. I am buying hand warmers by the case though. Being outside everyday just makes me happy!
I found out about the RunBet challenge from Janice @ Salads for lunch. Basically, it’s a 4 week challenge that you “bet” on yourself to finish. My challenge has 4 30 minute runs per week. While I normally run 3 days a week, I am able to use a walk as one of my active days. My runs upload directly from Strava and Garmin so easy peasy. More on this after the challenge ends in a few weeks.
[In case you missed it: Rope Assisted Stretches for Runners]
Walking on non running days
To keep up my streak for the runbet, I have also been walking on non-running days. Since I typically do my workouts (strength training and biking) in the mornings, I am kind of stationary in the afternoons. I have been doing 3-4 mile walks about 2 times a week in the afternoons and loving them. The walks don’t seem to tire out my legs, get me outside and give me points for the runbet. It’s a win win win!
A friend of mine suggested reading Roar by Stacy Sims. It came out about 2 years ago-better late than never! One of the few books that explains female physiology and nutrition and they impact women athletes. I am only about halfway through it so far but loving it. There is a lot of information about how your hormones and menopause effect performance. Will report back when I have finished.
January is not that bad after all! Have you read Roar? Ever done a step bet or run bet challenge? What are you loving lately?
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