Total Run Miles: 103.68
Total Bike Miles: 6.08 plus 1 spin class
Total Swim Distance: 3,250 meters (2 swim workouts)
Overall, I'm pleased with January. I ran over 100 miles in a non-training month, which is unheard of for me! I'm usually more around 70 miles. I actually plan to scale it back a bit in February and give my legs a break...hoping to do more spinning classes and swimming. I unfortunately left my bathing suit at the gym the other day and didn't realize it for 3 days. I called but it's gone. Total sadness. I need a new one now.
Other January news: Chicago got virtually no snow. It mostly looked like this...
|We got a little snow the day before the race...|
I went from a 2:13 PR from 1.5 years ago...running a 2:29 and 2:24 half in June and July (anemia, heat, and a dislocated shoulder got the best of these)...to PR'ing my last 3 half marathons and shaving 10 minutes off my original PR time!
September 2012: 2:09:29
|River Run Half in Cleveland, Ohio|
|Santa Hustle Half in Sandusky, Ohio|
|F^3 Half - Bad Ass socks...|
1. Eating: My eating habits haven't been the best. I actually joined weight watchers online today to get it back under control. Since I've done weight watchers in the past and even made my goal and lifetime status, I know how to do it. And paying money for something seems to give me better motivation to keep going! Since I'm not training for a marathon right now, I think it should work well.
2. Cooking: I'm going to start making a meal at least once per week for February. This will help with weight watchers and will save me money.
3. Vitamins: I seemed to have forgotten all about my vitamins and supplements in January. I basically took NONE! And considering I need to keep my iron level up, that's not good. So I need to take my multivitamin, my iron, and my Vitamin D every day! NO EXCUSES! This is super important for me.
4. Strength Training/Core Work: I was doing well on this (at least incorporating it once a week) but some how I lost it the last two weeks. I'm picking it back up for February and also doing this challenge posed by Run with Jess.
I guess that's enough February Goals (in addition to keep my original 2013 goals).
To end...I ran with my Thursday run group yesterday. The weather was "iffy" and I posed a question to those that wanted to come to tell me honestly if they were going to show up. A few cancellations still occurred...but 4 of us brave souls still made it! And once again...bundled up, it actually wasn't too bad! I appreciate the support from my group! It was about 10 degrees, with a "feels like" temp of -7 and wind gusts around 25 mph! Hardcore guys!! And I get to spend a little extra "quality" time with my boyfriend Derek... those that freeze together, stay together...right???
|Derek, me, Sharon, Julie|