I like the idea of January as a baseline! I know form tracking my distance for the last 2 years what I can expect to cover in an year... but it is always good to re-assess! I am with you I find it harder to keep moving during the winter - I cover much more distance in the warmer temperature!
My distance as of today is 81 km... To reach my 200km goal for the month I need to get on my feet and move!
Like your options: Jumping rope and stairs are very challenging too and a great way to GO!
"A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt *** When facing resistance, think "softness" and let go.
I need to just use this month to get a baseline. I don't run outside in the icy months, and I can't stand the dreadmill. But while it's easy for my body to get back in shape for a short race each summer, if I really want to extend my distances, I have to figure out how to maintain my base in the winter. So this January is for jumping rope and climbing stairs and getting a feel for how much is too easy, how much is too hard, and how much is good training. So my goal is to or daily and keep my records about how it feels during and whether I get sore later so I know what to shoot for in February.
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