Month in Review: February

Miles run:121.6 which is pretty dang good considering February (anyone else misspell February every single time) 28 days in it.

Half marathons done: 0 but March O'Madness half in two weeks. Super excited and hopeful that no snow will be on the ground.

Obtainment of green shirt and shamrock headband for race: check
Inability to buy just one running head band at a time: check

Cross training: so bad.
I was being so good about yoga and strength and now it is all run, run, run with a side of sit-ups and push-ups. I have been good at doing my hip exercises but I need to step up my game and get back to yoga. It gets harder as my mid-week runs get longer and time seems to disappear into a black hole (aka facebook, instagram and the internet in general- oh and I work, yes that happens too).

Money spent on races: too dang much
Time to reel it in on that. I have one more race to register for to complete my thirty before thirty and then it is hiatus time for awhile. I love doing half marathons but it gets expensive. I need to pick one or two (okay maybe three or four) a year to focus on. I would also like to do some shorter distances and see how that goes.....$$$$. Okay so maybe I need to set a yearly limit on races to run. I am just so bad at race moderation.

Relationship with Treadmill: Rocky
I was doing so good telling myself running on the treadmill is fun and good blah, blah, blah. I hate it and want to go outside except there is one million feet of snow (I measured it), it is cold and windy....sometimes and I am a big baby and stay in my climate controlled running cocoon. This runner is ready for spring. But in contrast I did set a PR during my tempo run on the treadmill this morning so that is a win I guess.

Well I am off to Kentucky for the weekend where I hope some outside running occurs. Happy weekend everyone.

Anyone have exciting weekend plans or racing?

Comments

  1. Wouldn't be awesome if races were cheaper?! I only have 1 this spring and 3 in the fall and it's hard not to sign up for more! Have a great weekend in Kentucky :)

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  2. I love the shamrock headband! I am trying to outfit myself for a St. Patrick's Day run, too. That is super cute.

    I'm totally with you on time disappearing into a black hole. I never feel like I accomplish anything, but I feel like I'm constantly doing something, but not fitting everything in either ... gah!

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  3. I am very impressed by your mileage. You blew me out the water! I also did a treadmill run this morning as I had to run at 6am when it was dark. Golly it's hard work and SOOOO dull. But I know if I lived near you I'd be treadmilling all the time. (Except that we could run together and motivate each other). So generally awestruckness at your mileage and treadmillness!!

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  4. KY!! We love that place. That's where Amory is from. Which city will you be in?

    I also need to chill out on race entries. Every time I turn around, I want to do more. It's just so nice to have drinks and food provided for you on long runs. And company. And a medal. Heck, I love everything about it.

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    1. I was in Monticello visiting my Grandma. I know racing is so fun. I would do it every weekend if I could!

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  5. Wow, 121 miles in February and you live where there's actual snow on the ground. I really struggled with mileage in February because the cold made me want to stay under my blankets! I have an action plan for this week though!

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