Today's TOTR topic is winter cross-training, but my cross-training has been Pure Barre, and I've talked about it a little bit on my blog. I don't quite know what else this winter will bring since I'll be in Boulder by that time. I could take some ski lessons, but I'll see what my schedule looks like once I get up there. My parents' apartment building has a great fitness room, so at least I'll be using that for cardio while I get settled. I don't have to join a gym, and I honestly don't know if I will. I'm enjoying doing things on my own and not going to a gym each day. I mean, I'm gaining muscle and strength doing the at-home exercises, so it's gotta be working, right?
I actually set a running goal last month, to keep running consistently around the 3-mile mark, and I felt I was did that pretty well. My mileage even went up too, since I started tracking it in September. September mileage was 20.74, and October mileage was 24.87. I know, not round numbers, but nothing I can do there :-p Once I get new shoes, I want to keep running consistently, maybe a little higher than 3 miles, but I'd like my November mileage to keep increasing too. I won't pick anything crazy since I still need to strength train, but I'd like to find a good balance between consistent running and consistent strength training.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.