Tuesday Topics | 2021 mid-year review

This week, I am jumping back in and I am linking up with  Kookyrunner and Zenaida for Tuesday Topics. Today we’re talking about our 2021 mid-year review. Well, to be honest, I haven’t really set too many fitness goals for this year. After everything got derailed in 2020 and races were postponed and then postponed again, I went into 2021 with a totally open mindset. 

I knew that I wasn’t going to sign up (or train) for any in-person races until I felt comfortable with where we were at in the pandemic (and I am still not ready) and so my main goal for this year was to trudge along, stay healthy/injury-free and continue to be consistent with my workouts. The only pledge I made to myself at the beginning of the year was to complete a 365 Peloton streak.  It felt like something I could commit to and that was totally in my control.

I am happy to report that my Peloton streak is going strong and I am on day 187/365, as of today.

I’ve been consistently using the Peloton App since August 2020, I bought a  (non-Peloton) spin bike in September and I’ve been taking advantage of their whole array of classes. I rode about about 750 miles on my spin bike (which as we all know is a very vague estimate from a speed sensor, but whatever, it’s a number!), which came out to 50.5 hours of cycling for this year so far. 

I also hit the 200 ride milestone with my friend Tanja last weekend.

I’ve also been ramping up my (outdoor) running again in the last few months and wouldn’t be opposed to getting on a training plan for another half marathon. I have been running some decent paces and would love to keep up the momentum. I am currently at 235 running miles for the year (which isn’t all that much, but I am hoping to hit 600 by the end of 2021).

All in all, I am quite happy with how things are going. I’ve stayed injury-free, I am moving my body every day and I am planning to continue on this path. 

How’s your year going so far?

  1. Consistency is key, and you are definitely going strong! Congrats on all those spinning miles (and hours #YOWZA) ;-)

    1. Thank you, Kim. Consistency really is key in all we do :)

  2. What a fun idea to do a Peloton streak!

    Like you, I decided not to set any big goals for 2021 and just see how the year played out. There is something freeing about going into the year with an open mind.

    Moving your body and staying injury-free are big wins in my book!

    1. It sounds like you had a pretty good year so far yourself. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow, San, I love that Peloton streak! 187 out of 365 – over halfway there!

    I was hesitant in the first half of 2021, too. But when the trail races started to open up in Switzerland, it looked like a great opportunity to have some fun.

    Wishing you a great second half year!

    1. I am glad you are able to get out and have some fun at these trail races. I am wishing you a great second half of 2021, too!

  4. Wow, congratulations on your Peloton streak – amazing. And all those miles running!!! Stay injury free and keep enjoying to move!

    1. Thanks my friend. You’re my inspiration.

  5. It was so hard to set any concrete goals in 2021 with so much still so uncertain! But you’ve done well to keep active and glad to see you enjoying outdoor running again! That’s one thing I’m so grateful for that even with all the lockdowns, outdoor running wasn’t taken away again as it was last year! Best of luck in Part 2 of the year!

    1. Yes, absolutely. Outdoor running has been such a life saver!!

  6. Injury free and moving your body every day? That’s a win in my book!

    I have to say that 2021 just doesn’t seem like a “goal” year. I’m running all of the miles with a few races here and there and that’s all that I want.

    1. Yes, injury free is always on the top of my priority list! I am glad you’re enjoying 2021 for all it is!

  7. I’m so glad you found my blog – I feel like we have so much in common. I am also a Peloton person and I’ve been on a streak since just after Christmas. I severely injured my hip in 2019 right before my very first road race, and so I didn’t race. The injury is all healed now but I am not comfortable yet with the thought of a road race, so I just run for fun. I don’t have any big goals, other than to keep my Peloton and step streak going. My step streak is I think 460 days now. So my goal, like you, is to stay injury-free and just keep moving!

    1. I am glad I found your blog, too. It does sound like we have a lot in common! :) I am sorry to hear about your hip injury, but I am glad you’re all healed and look at that step streak!! NICE!

  8. Injury free & moving your body — it’s the best! My only streak is Yoga, LOL! The rest is all a mixture.

    1. Yes, injury free is my top priority while being active!

  9. Congrats on the peloton streaks! That is so impressive!!

    I’m very happy that I have gotten back to running consistently which is not something I did after having Paul for a variety of reasons. But this WFH lifestyle has made it so much easier to fit running in. I’ve also been seeing a pelvic floor PT to make sure my return to running is a healthy one. She specializes in working pregnant and post-partum women but is knowledgeable about running form, etc, so she’s been helpful in ramping up my running. I usually run about 4 miles at a time but am hoping to push that to 6 soon. And I’m planning to try to do a race this fall with my neighbor – probably a 10k or 10 mile. Our case rates are so low here and I feel comfortable with an outdoor race. I haven’t done a race in soooo long – I think my last race was a marathon in October of 2015. I had hip surgery in 2016 and then got pregnant in 2017 so I’m so overdue for a race!

  10. Great job on the Peloton streak! I didn’t occur to me to do it as well. Now I want to count how long it’s been for me. :-)

  11. Whoa…that Peloton streak is intense! Impressive. :) Moving every day seems like a perfect goal to me! I am thinking of canceling my gym membership – which I know you did, as well – and shifting my perspective to really focus on that, too. Hope the 2nd half of 2021 is as good as the first!

  12. Wow for doing a 365 streak. Just knowing how much 100 days take from my craft projects I say it’s an impressive goal. I am here cheering you on. I believe you can do it and hope no injury or health issue will keep you from it.

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