Monday, January 31, 2011

January Wrap-Up

Well, January has come and gone.  It seemed to fly by, didn't it? Or maybe that's just me.

Anyway, I completed 89 miles in January.  This is 11 miles short of my goal of 100 miles for the month.  However, I did complete a marathon early in the month for my Run For The Bling Of It challenge, and during the recovery period my mileage was down a bit.  I'm pretty sure I'll kick it up a notch once spring gets here. 

I've broken the ten-minute-mile barrier. Not consistently, to be sure, but at least on the shorter runs I'm getting faster. And I managed to get on the bike.  I wasn't agile or speedy or even good on the bike, but I remained upright for more than 45 minutes, so I'll count that as a success.

Melissa and I are working through a cycle of Body for Life to build some muscle.  So far, it's going pretty well, except for the first week when I thought I needed to do twice the amount of work that I actually needed to do, and nearly incapacitated myself. But, other than that we're doing well with it!

Oh, and I started my doctoral coursework.  A minor stressor at this point, but it does take up some of my time and so deserves a mention.  

Now I'm looking forward to February.  I have a half marathon scheduled in the middle of the month, and my goal is to cover 25 miles a week, and get on the bike several more times.  We'll see how that goes.  How was January for you? And what are your plans for February?


  1. You had a great month!! You are doing so well with your runs and other workouts. Such an inspiration and you are definitely a great motivator for me. Thank you!!!
    In looking at DM it seems I hit 65 miles for the month. I need to go recheck that though, I deleted some of those extra runs it calculated when I synced my Garmin so it could be right! Crazy though if it is that will be the most I've ever ran in a month!!! And January was great for me..... a 7 miler and 8 miler..both firsts!! Woohoo!

  2. Kim, I am very proud of you! :) And now you're training for a half marathon - you are the bomb!

  3. nice job!! you still did 89 miles and started your doctoral coursework! beginning of january was fabulous but the end (with a slight injury) wasn’t so stellar but i’m hoping february is better :) 1/2 marathon in 2 weeks is the plan. i definitely didn’t run my 100 miles goal but thats okay-i’m learning how to be a better runner!

  4. Beth, I know 89 miles is all in a day's work for you (albeit in the pool lately!) but thank you for being kind!

    Elizabeth, it's all about the big picture, isn't it?

  5. What a great start to 2011 you had! Excellent mileage!
    In Feb I'm hoping to get serious about my half training. Oh and I guess I've got a 10k coming up soon!

  6. Disney was last month? I feel like it was ages ago.

  7. great month. i love the "run for the bling" thing you're doing. great way to kick of the year!