Recap 2019. I missed an update the last two weeks because of the holidays and a big family dinner. When the first Sunday passed, I decided to wait until a proper “end of the year” recap post instead … and then the next thing I new it was a whole ‘nother week since my last post.
So here’s a quick catch up.
2019 Recap in a nutshell:
- 601.6 miles running (962kms)
- 150 miles hiking/walking (240kms)
- 42 hours of yoga
I ran 7.7 miles on the last day of the year because that’s what I needed to reach 600 miles for the year, according to my reports.
After my run (first mistake) I looked through all the year’s activities and realized a previous run had been previously categorized as cross-training … and now I have 1.6 extra miles in 2019.
Back-to-back 8-mile long runs finished off my year … my hardest effort yet. I ran the first of the two outside, getting in some outdoor miles.
I’m proud of 2019. There’s a lot that went on, too much for this post. I maintained my training schedule throughout the holidays and kept my eating habits reasonable. All is good.
I started a new meal planner during the holiday break and it feels really good. I’ve always preferred when we’re on a meal plan. With Jason being on shift work … it just makes everyone happier to know what’s being planned for meals and when.
Cooking is one of my favourite things, but some days Jason needs to eat before I can come home and cook something. Our Instant Pot and crockpot get put to good use multiple times a week.
2020 and beyond!
2020 started off odd. Training has been going well, but I missed my first long run due to an upset stomach. I’m really pissy about missing the miles.
Who knew that someday I’d be upset about not being able to get a 9 mile run in? Not this girl.
My yoga practice has taken a back seat and I need to make a concerted effort to get back on the mat.
I spent a few solid days diving deep into the three run/exercise apps I use. My Garmin watch feeds my workouts to Strava, which feeds my information to Final Surge (the program my coach uses for training).
I love the Garmin VivoActive 3, however Strava is the most fun for the social media aspect of it and Final Surge wins for report generation.
Since time on feet is paramount for ultra-running training, I’m hoping that the guts will be good enough on Tuesday to at least minimally run, or even walk my mileage.