Happy Friday, friends!
I thought it would be fun to show you what a week in workouts looks like for me. I know I share a lot about all things running, but I actually do other things too, I swear!
I am undecided if this will be a weekly thing, but you guys enjoy seeing content like this let me know and I will try my best to do it more often!
Let’s kick things off!
Saturday, January 6th: Took the dogs out for a 2km walk on a trail loop near our house. I usually run long on Saturday, but I raced on Sunday as you guys know!
One of my goals this year is to either strength train or cross train 2-3x per week. It doesn’t have to be a long session by any means, but something to help complement my running and make me a stronger runner overall. Uhhh unfortunately I did not get to three, or even two for that matter, but I did some hip strengthening work after my run on Wednesday evening!
Now, onto this whole 40 | 80 thing!
This year I am participating in a challenge hosted by Lululemon and Strava. If you aren’t familiar with Strava, it is an app where you can track your running, plan routes ahead of time, and join different challenges. I remember seeing so many people online posting about how much fun this challenge was, so when it popped up again in the New Year I decided I would give it a go.
So, between January 1st and 15th your challenge is to log either 40 or 80 kilometres. You can pick which distance you want, but you cannot do any treadmill runs or anything that keeps you in one place. For example, spin class would not count. You must be using the app during the challenge as manual entries do not count, and as a bonus they have some kind of prize at the end. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I have until Monday at midnight to finish the challenge before I can find out about what we earn!
I think challenges like these are a fun way to kick off the New Year on a healthy note. Fortunately my run club has helped me get in some kilometres, and I’ll be sure to share with you all what the reward is at the end!