Ultimate Coffee Date for December

It’s that time of the month…

Running Therapy

to join up with Coco & Deborah for their ultimate coffee date.

Yes, it’s been that kind of month..

1.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I always set 1000 miles as my yearly goal for running.  I’ve only reached that milestone twice (2016 & 2017).  But it means that I’ve been consistent with my running and didn’t have too many injuries.  I was pretty sure that due to my painful neuroma, toe and bunion plus the strained SI joint, I would not reach it this year. But I just may. Stay tuned…

just getting in the miles with the help of my friends.

Do you have yearly, monthly or weekly mileage goals?

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I’m still struggling with remembering what to wear when it is cold out.  I run “hot.”  And I can’t stand to be warm when I run.  I get sweaty and then afterward, I am really chilled.  I hope I figure it out before spring. LOL

still wearing the extra jacket and having to tie it around my waist – ugh!

Are you successful in dressing properly when the seasons change?

3.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I am not sure when my next half marathon will be.  As of now, there are NONE scheduled in my area. There are two that I’m eyeing for February in Florida.  But who can make plans with the rise in COVID cases. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to try to keep up my run at least 10 miles on Saturday streak.

It’s a little challenging in the cold weather and when no one else is running that many miles

Do you run double digit runs even if you are not training for a race?

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that the pandemic is lasting longer than I ever thought.  I’m not a gym person but I did go when I couldn’t run to use the stationary bike.  Of course, I thought by winter, it would be open again. Nope. Not happening.  I’m debating on what to do when it is unsafe to run outside (snow, ice).  I’m not a treadmill person but maybe a spin bike???

I’ve only tried one in the hotel in NYC

Any recommendations?  Not a Peleton but an inexpensive spin bike? 

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I don’t like to share all the doom and gloom in my life on the blog (not judging anyone who needs to) but now I have good news.

All four of my immediate family members who were very sick with COVID seem to be on the mend.  Phew.  It was very scary.

I hope none of you personally have to deal with this awful virus.

It’s Friday so I’m also linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.

Happy Running! Got anything to spill? Share it here!

22 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date for December

  1. I also run very hot. I am much more comfortable running in cooler temps. I will keep my runs under 10 miles until I have something real to train for. It’s better for my injury prevention. I think my body is happy being at the 10K distance. Thanks for joining for coffee 🙂

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    • I will (unless I get injured). I only have 60 miles or more to go. It looks like you will reach your goal too.
      And yes, I thinks it’s worse when others are sick than when yo are yourself. At least now we can be together.


  2. How wonderful that your family members are on the mend from Covid. That was so scary!

    For years, my husband and I ran 16 to 20 miles every Saturday. Perhaps if we hadn’t done that, my spine and feet would be happier today. Of course, that one time a friend invited me to run a marathon with him the very next weekend, I was able to jump right in.

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    • 16-20?? Holy cow. I only ran that many when training for a full and only once!!!

      Makes sense. That’s why I’ve been able to jump in a do virtual halfs without training for one.

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  3. That’s great news on the family’s health!!!! I usually try to maintain my base through the winter with 10-mile runs on the weekends. Currently, I’m working my way back to the 5-mile mark, then hope to keep it at that through January before adding longer mileage.

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    • It’s important to start back slow.

      I’ve been running double digits since before my full last Nov. After 26.2, 10 feels like nothing (except while I’m doing it lol)


  4. I totally struggle with the seasons changing – especially this year because Mother Nature has been so erratic!

    I have honestly had no interest in hitting double digits on my “long runs” and have been tapping out at 8. This of course does not bode well for the virtual half, but I’ll shuffle through it. I think it’s great that you’ve kept up your long runs!

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  5. So glad to hear your family members are on the mend. It’s worrisome for sure! I don’t think I’ve run double digits all year — I’ll have to scroll through my Garmin data.

    I just got a Schwinn IC4. It’s not cheap, but it’s less than 1/2 the price of a Peloton. I’m afraid that with a cheap bike the ride won’t feel good and I won’t enjoy it, but I’ve heard people using an Echelon of Schwinn IC3 as a less expensive option.

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  6. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s really great to have home fitness equipment. We had a major storm this week with a ton of ice and just walking the dog was pretty treacherous so thank goodness that we have a treadmill. And ^^what Coco said, there are a lot of spin bikes that don’t have a big ol’ P on them for reasonable $. Also what Coco said, I checked out the Peloton app this week and I really like it. They have every kind of workout imaginable, including no-equipment cardio. It costs nothing to check it out (30 day trial, $12 a month after that…I’m really cheap and so far it’s absolutely worth $12).

    Whew that your family is on the mend! Too scary. I will be very glad when my parents get the vaccine and hopefully it won’t be too much longer.


    • I did try the app. I liked the running workouts. But it are up my data. I run outside.

      Haven’t decided about the bike. I prefer to stay outdoors. Hoping for an ice free winter.


  7. Ooohhh… I hope you meet your mileage goal this year. I usually try to get at least 25 miles in per week but if I go over 30, I am really happy. 10 miles each Saturday is good. I finally got up to 10 miles on my long run last week. I have a 25k coming up in January (maybe) and I need to increase my mileage.

    I am trying to figure out what to do in the winter if I can’t run too. I haven’t come up with a good alternative. Let me know if you figure it out.


    • I only run 19 at most. That’s enough. But I walk a lot too.

      Let me know about your winter plans. Maybe 2021 will good to us. No snow.


  8. I’m so, so glad everyone is feeling better. That has to be so scary.

    I have an awful time dressing for the weather. Like you, I get hot quickly, but if I dress for that, then sometimes I get too cold and my fingers go numb. There’s just no winning.

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  9. Glad to hear everyone is on the mend.

    Nope, no mileage goals.

    I like my stationary bike. It’s inexpensive — although I think it was a black friday deal a few years ago — although it may be it goes on sale in Jan, when a lot of stuff is on sale. It’s called a Fitdesk. It’s nice because it doesn’t even require electricity so it’ll work even if power is out.


  10. I hope you reach your mileage goal. I don’t ever set one. Normally I’m training for 3 half marathons a year, so my mileage is based on that. I top out around 6-8 miles for my long run if I’m not training for anything, which is where I am right now, indefinitely. I really hope to be able to run a half marathon in New Mexico in April, but as has been the case with all races this year and probably next year too, who knows? I hear exercise equipment is hard to find nowadays.


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