Since I managed to disappear from the blog world for a little over a week now, I thought I would give a February update just to prove I am still around. :)
Running Miles: 68.3.
Cycling Miles: 135.25. Oddly enough this is 50 miles higher than last month even though I felt like I had not ridden much at all in February. Go figure.
Swimming Yardage: 18,591. (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: Run the Reagan 5k. If you were wondering about the 10k I had planned, I decided to scrap it in favor of using this 5k as a qualifier. Mostly a scheduling issue. I will have to save pursuit of the a new 10k PR for next year :)
What I did to bust out of my comfort zone: Not much in thinking back on it. Surely there must have been something... I did sign up to be a mentee in the Atlanta Triathlon Club. I have had one call with my mentor but haven't made it to a practice yet. Their group rides start in April so am hoping to be more active with them going forward. I felt like getting a mentor would help me meet people within the group and make me more likely to go to group events. I have a bad habit of getting excited about group training and then just training on my own because it tends to be more convenient.
What I am watching: Trying to watch Biggest Loser but their cat fighting makes me want to turn it off. I might give it another week. I do love Emily - I cheered at the TV when she announced her stretch goal of doing an ironman to her Dad.
What I am reading: The Hunger Games. I am probably the last person on board with this one but LOVE it. I was afraid it was going to be like Twilight which does not interest me at all so I hesitated despite all the rave reviews. I listened to the first book on audio during my long runs and am currently on book two. So, so good.
Current excitement: Looking forward to the Shamrock Marathon in VA Beach (still). Also looking forward to getting back on a triathlon training schedule. I have been kind of in limbo which has given me a lot of freedom to do other things (like tennis) but I think I do better when I am working towards a goal.
What I am loving this month: E-meals. I love this program. Check out their website for full info but the short version is this... $4.99 a month for pre-planned menus and shopping lists. They have a variety of menu types so there is something for everyone(weight watchers, low fat, "normal", vegetarian, etc.). CR and I are on the low-fat for two menu. All the recipes have been really good. Here is the winner for me - I spend less $$ at the grocery store AND I only go to the store once a week instead of what felt like every other day. True LOVE.
My favorite product this month: Burts Bees Cuticle Cream. Chlorine kills cuticles, Burts Bees brings them back to life. That is all. :)
What is going on in March:
- Shamrock n Roll 10k, Atlanta
- Shamrock Marathon, Virginia Beach
- Atlanta Women's 5k