Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What went down in January….

Just in case you were wondering, here is how my January shaped up:

Running Miles: 96. I had no idea I was that close to 100 or I would have found a way to run another 4 miles before the end of the month.

Cycling Miles: 84.

Swimming Yardage:
17,826. (it is an odd number because I swim in a 25m pool and the program I use to log my workouts coverts the meters to yards)

Races: Museum of Aviation Marathon, Callaway Gardens Marathon

What I did to bust out of my comfort zone: Did a New Year’s Day meetup with some runners I had never met before.

What I am watching: Revenge, Alcatraz, Top Chef Texas

What I am reading: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.

Current excitement: Looking forward to the Shamrock Marathon in VA Beach

What I am loving this month: Team Tough Chik and that Tilapia recipe I told you about (no joke, I have had it for lunch every day this week)

My favorite product this month: CEP Compression Sleeves. I know I am late to the party on this one. Truly amazing. My legs were throbbing post-marathon and I slid these on. Instant pain relief. I given thought to wearing them during the race but the whole “nothing new on race day” thing scared me off. I will have to try them on a training run.

What is going on in February:

- Making an attempt at a 10k PR (or at least have a decent qualifying run for the Peachtree Road Race).

- Sherry Arnold Virtual Run 02/11/12. If you have not heard of this run, please visit SUAR’s blog for more information on this run in honor of her cousin.



You had a great month. I think I am going to start converting my meters into yards. It will make me feel more badass.

Run with Jess said...

What a great month!

ajh said...

Great month! Swimming yards looks great! I just heard the Introvert author interviewed on NPR. As a quieter person myself I found it interesting. Although old age is bringing out more daring in me!

Amanda said...

Excellent month. You just keep on rocking right along - very inspiring!

Ann said...

Great job! Here's to an awesome February!!

Mike said...

Great month! I haven't used compression in a race but have on occasion when my legs were tired or on long flights.

I loved your recipe too! Do you mind if I post it with pics? I'll give you full credit with a link of course :-).

I'll be doing the run for Sherry too. Such a senseless event with eternal repercussions.

Carolina John said...

You ran more miles than you biked? That sounds unusual. Still, great month!

lindsay said...

Bring on February!Oh wait it's here already.

Today I was thinking I hope this warm winter is not foreshadowing for a hades-hot summer. That I will not be happy with!

brg said...

I logged 94 miles - as a new runner it's my most mileage in a month...I was really hoping to hit a 100 tho. maybe next month!

I might have to check out those compression arms sure get tired on my longer runs.

Jamie said...

Great month! The swimming yardage looked weird to me too, but your program must round.

I'm doing the run for Sherry too!

Suz and Allan said...

Wow, January was a great month for you! I hope February is just as good.

Black Knight said...

A great month. What a pity for those 4 miles!
I use the compression socks only during the training but not when the mileage is high.
I heard about the sad and terrible Sherry's story.
Now I try to gather some friends to run together the virtual race.

Barbara said...

"Quiet" looks like a good book. A friend was talking about it today. Are you enjoying it?

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