Monday, January 31, 2011
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?