Fitness Planners

2023: Here We Go!

January 1, 2023

Excited to break into my 2023 daily pages!!!

The little sticker = my first 2023 planner smudge. Ha!

This has been such a lovely week. We meet up with out of town friends Weds night, celebrated NYE with neighbors (and many neighborhood kids) yesterday, and I got to see a Baltimore friend today (fun peds endo play date 🙂 ).

Just feeling grateful and excited and looking forward to this year.

Things I have not yet finalized (but will soon) to prep for 2023:

  • Quintile 1 goals list + January goals list (concurrent starts~!)
  • 2023 reading/TBR list
  • BLP Topic Outline (loose) + guest wish list
  • January’s budget
  • Home organizing plan 🙂 Because it is going to happen . . .

Most of these will get done tomorrow.

Will keep today’s 2023 Day 1 post short – tomorrow BLP’s 2023 Goals Episode releases — there is some overlap with the BOBW version obviously but more details.

Weekly Workout Report

(last of the year . . . or the first of the year?)

M: 3 mi on the treadmill in Montana! I was definitely impacted by altitude and had to take breaks (2 min walking every 8 min). Something like ~10:45/mi pace PLUS walking. Altitude is serious.

T: Home, treadmill (Josh had to to work): 2 mi warmup 5.5 mph, 2 mi 6.4-6.6 mph, walked 4 minutes, then ran 4 x 1 minute @ 8-8.1 mph. ~5 mi total

W: 6 mi easy ~10:30/mi pace, 67F 82% + 20 min strength for runners

R: 2 mi warmup at 11:07/mi, then 3 miles consecutive 8:58, 9:06, 9:21/mi. ~1.4 mi cooldown (slow). 71F / 80%.

F: 30 min strength upper body

S: 14.29 mi long run (first 5 miles ~10:50/mi, second 5 ~10:25/mi, last 4.3 ~10:15/mi). 67F / 99%

S: 5.5 mi easy ~10:35/mi, 20 min strength for runners 71F / 93%

TOTAL: 40.2 mi // strength x 3 –> first 40 mile week in forever!


  • Reply Rachel January 1, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    Happy New Year from Calgary, Canada! I started following you via BOBW this year and you’ve become a favourite creator. I love to check your blog daily and always pair my Monday and Tuesday podcast listening with a lunchtime walk. You have inspired me to be more intentional in my planning and look forward to executing on a 2023 system that works for me. Thanks for all that you do!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger January 1, 2023 at 3:51 pm

      oh wow – thank you so much!!!

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns January 1, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Nice work on negative splits on your long run! Way to go!!!

    I love the feeling of a fresh start. And am having some of what Lazy Genius calls ‘big black trash bag energy’. Ha. I can’t wait to take our tree down tomorrow. This is the longest I have ever kept it up! And amazingly, we don’t have work tomorrow as financial markets are closed – but school is open!!

  • Reply Coco January 1, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    Love seeing how you use the cousin and weeks. I just ordered cousin, weeks, and 5 year journey after listening your 2023 stack posts. Please share more how you plan to use them. I’m following along. 🙂

  • Reply Heather January 1, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Happy New Year! Just curious if you intentionally schedule complete rest days or do you just play by ear?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger January 2, 2023 at 8:28 am

      I was going to say once a week, but I actually don’t usually schedule a total rest day but instead a strength only day (and maybe just upper body to give legs a break). However, if i am just feeling crazy tired I will take a total rest day in lieu of an ‘easy’ run.

  • Reply V January 1, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    I’m looking forward to hearing about your home organization goals because… that also is mine for this year!

  • Reply Chelsea January 2, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Nice work! This just popped into my mind, but if you are thinking about 2024 goals ;), the Olympic Marathon trials are going to be held in Orlando in early 2024. You can get on a mailing list for into about spectating (link at the bottom of this page:—marathon).

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger January 2, 2023 at 8:27 am

      ooh that would be so much fun to watch!!!!

  • Reply Elissa May 25, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    I love this use of the Weeks for fitness tracking and may use it as inspo for 2024.

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