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Monday, February 1, 2010

January Wrap-Up

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On the one hand, I'm pleased that January is over. That's one more month of cold weather DONE! On the other hand, where did January go?! I swear, it went by in a blur.

Running in January did not go so well. First there was vacation. And there was weather. I had to break up with the treadmill so that put a damper on my mileage. Last week I was a bundle of stress, work, and hormones and, as such, managed 45 minutes of yoga and zero running until last night when I decided to get back on the ball and did 30 minutes on the arc trainer and 40 minutes of strength training. Of course, now that I see my monthly total, I really wish I could have managed a few short runs to bump my total up to 50.

As it stands, I ran 40.9 miles in the first month of 2010.

Looking back over my posts from this month, however, I did better than I thought. I managed to run despite some major obstacles (treadmill ennui, crazy snow, freezing temperatures). Plus, my training plan doesn't start until today!

Which means that now it's a new month with a new plan and I'm raring to go! Bring it on, February! You'll be gone before I know it, too.


Bayjb said...

Wow that's a great monthly mileage. Way to go! I hope February is a little warmer :)

thebalancebroad said...

I'm always pretty happy to see January go. I think that is awesome mileage for the coldest (?) month of the year! Bring on February...and warmer temps!

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