The past few weeks have been a complete blur.
From traveling to see family, to many holiday parties, and even a few major snow storms in between there the holiday season went by so fast.
I had a lot of fun but I have to be honest - I'm so ready to get back on track and back into a routine. I definitely overdid it with the eating the past few weeks and my body is feeling it!
I've had some time over the past few weeks to really think about my goals for next year, and for fun new features that I hope to see on Peloton this year (if you're new here, you can see my Peloton feature wish list from last year here).
2023 Peloton Wish List
Before I get into my 2023 feature wish list, I do have to say 2022 was a great year. My favorite features that Peloton released were the Just Work Out, the Pause Button and the automatic incline on the Peloton Tread.
These features I ended up using pretty often and thanks to the Just Workout feature I got most of my Twin Cities Marathon training runs to count toward the annual challenge!
More 60 Minute Tread Classes
The first thing on my wish list is that I really hope that Peloton releases more 60 minute classes. Becs usually does these classes but she's on maternity leave until March, so I'm hoping that some of the other instructors add these on.
I love to use these classes for my long runs and sadly have almost made my way through the catalog.
My top picks for instructors for long endurance classes while Becs is out are Marcel, Kirsten, and Jess Sims! They've all done 60 minute classes in the past and I've loved them!
Longer Tread Classes
While on the topic of 60 minute tread classes, I would love to see even longer tread classes - like 90 minutes.
Peloton has 90 minute Power Zone Classes on the bike, an endurance one on the tread is definitely needed!
While stacking classes is an option to make longer workouts, it's ultimately a pain because of this next problem (and my 4th wishlist item!)
Ability to Stack Treadmill Miles
I would love to see the treadmill miles continuously add up when you stack a class.
Currently, miles only show for the class you're in. So if you're doing a 30 minute class, then take another 30 minute class after, your miles reset in the second class.
I would love to see miles continuously add together no matter how many classes you stack. This would be really helpful because I find myself keeping track in my mind and playing some crazy math games during my runs.
I also use a Garmin while I'm running and like to calibrate the distance after each run since it usually tends to be slightly off, especially if an incline is involved.
The last feature on my wishlist is one from last year, but still one that I would love to see happen this year - a Notepad on the Just Run Screen.
Currently, the Just Run screen on the treadmill is blank (besides the usual running metrics on the bottom) and it would be nice to be able to write down notes or write out your workout.
My running coach gives me some speed workouts each week to do and I'd love to be able to enter them in so I can keep track of my repeats, instead of writing it on a little notecard each week.
My 2023 Goals
This year I have a few big goals I want to accomplish as well!
Now that my kids are getting a little older, I've found that I have a little more time to work on personal projects and home improvement projects.
Getting (and Staying) Organized
I will be the first to admit that I need help with organization, but once I get a habit or system in place I'm able to stay on top of it.
Last year, I started getting organized with my clothes by building a capsule wardrobe and it's been one of the best things I've done. It's made getting dressed each day so much easier, and I've actually saved a lot of money because my wardrobe has become more minimal.
This year, I want to get more organized both personally and in my home.
To do this, I decided to get the Passionate Penny Pincher Home Planner.
In the past, I always had Erin Condren planners and would just get so overwhelmed with the blank pages, and honestly would be afraid to write in it in case I messed up.
The PPP planner is different.
This one has a ton of checklists and easy daily things to work on, like cleaning out the fridge, tidying up the bathroom, and more.
Unlike the Erin Condren one, I'm not afraid to write in it. I think it also helps that they have a really active and supportive Facebook community that is also really encouraging.
I've been using my planner for a few weeks now and it's already made a big difference in my home!
I'm excited to keep using it and once I have a few months down I'll do a full review on it.
I also got a few of her meal plan recipe kits that I'm going to be using to make meal planning easier for me.
This year I've recommited again to Weight Watchers (WW). I've gone back and forth for a while now since they've consistently changed their plans, but this latest one I've actually had good results with so far.
The plan gets me to eat more whole foods and vegetables than I normally would, and I don't feel deprived like I do when I'm trying to lose weight with macros. It's totally a mind thing but I've just found WW works better for me when I'm in a small cut like I am now.
I originally was going to do the Healthi App and use the old Points Plus program that I originally had success on, however, I found in this stage of life I actually do better with the option of zero point foods - especially on busy days with the kids at home.
I also was getting really annoyed with the Healthi app that it wouldn't sync with my Garmin, so I'd have to manually enter in every workout.
I signed up for a 10 month plan and my goal this year is to consistently track each day.
Chicago Marathon 2023
My last goal for the year is to have a strong race at the Chicago Marathon in October.
I've started working with my coach on building my base, as well as planning out my 2023 race calendar.
The first race I have coming up is the Hot Chocolate 15K in Minneapolis, which is one of my favorite races! It's been a few years since I've been able to do this race so I'm looking forward to seeing how much I've improved since the last time I ran!
Use the code BRPRUNHAT for a free running hat when you register!
There you have it - my 2023 goals!
I'm excited to see how this year goes and all the progress I make towards these goals.
Do you have any big plans for this year? Anything you'd add to my Peloton wish list?
Let me know in the comments below!