In the spirit of sticking with New Years’ goals, I thought I would try doing a post at the end of each month to check in on things. I can tell you right now that January didn’t go as planned in many ways, but I am thinking more about my long term goals for the whole year and more, so I guess that’s good.
Let’s start by looking at last week’s workouts:
Sunday: 5.6 miles, drills, core/glute work and rotating planks +foam rolling
Something crazy was going on with my watch during this run because it said I ran a mile in “0:00 minutes”. Yeah clearly that’s impossible but it messed up my overall time.
Monday: 3.85 miles with hills, myrtle routine, core and glute work + foam rolling
Tuesday: AM: Rest day from running, glute work and plank on ball +foam rolling
PM: 60 minutes yoga
Wednesday: 2.8 miles on treadmill, body pump
Thursday: 4 miles with hills, core/glute work, planks + foam rolling
Friday: Rest day from running, core/glute work + foam rolling
Saturday: 6.2 miles, drills, glute exercises, rotating planks +foam rolling
Total: 22.45 miles
So let’s look back on the New Years’ goals and see how I’m doing:
-I haven’t stated “training” for my half in March, but I’m just trying to keep enough fitness so that I can complete the distance. A PR probably won’t be in the cards for this race, but hopefully if I focus on getting 100% healthy that will happen later in the year
-My mileage was lower this month as I’m been managing some aches and pains. No races so far this year.
-I’ve been working alot on getting stronger and healthier. I’ve reduced my mileage, been doing more yoga and core workouts, and focusing on long term goals.
-There has been a lot of planking! I’ve been doing some sort of plank just abut every day, whether it’s not a medicine ball, rotating planks, or up-downs/arm-leg reaches.
-I started reading a book, but never finished it. Actually I spent one day reading like half of it and then got busy and never picked it up again. If I can finish it this week I’ll count it for January.
-I’m not even training for/thinking about a marathon right now
-I’ve been doing well with mixing up my workouts, and hope to do so even more now that I am trying out ClassPass. I’ve been consistent about my core and glute exercises and foam rolling.
January 2015 Stats and Highlights
Total Miles: 91…significantly less than usual
Best Run: Probably the 15 miler I did on New Years’ Day.
Favorite Non-Running Activity: I’ve been loving the hot yoga classes lately
Most Popular Blog Posts:
Clearly people like reading about food and the Whole30. I actually had a big jump in page views this month and I think that was the reason.
Biggest Accomplishment: Being chosen as a PRO Compression Ambassador! And completing the Whole30- Well, almost done now!
Setbacks and struggles: Some nagging leg/hip issues.
Things I’m looking forward to in February: seeing more progress on our new house, trying out some new classes using ClassPass, and going to Arkansas for my sister-in-laws baby shower!
We survived January! That means we are one month close to spring and warmer weather!
What were some of the best parts of January for you?
What are you looking forward to in February?
**Tomorrow I will be co-hosting the link-up for Tuesdays On The Run with April, Patty, and Erika! The topic is “Nutrition for Runners” so if you want to join in you can write about that topic or any running-related topic and link up at one of our sites!**
Thanks, Katie. for hosting Marvelous in my Monday!