January Recap


Weekday Runs:

The weather got colder, windier and snowier (no big storms) but I still was able to run 2-3 times each week.





Long Runs:

In preparation for my upcoming half marathon, I completed higher mileage each weekend.





Total Mileage:


101!! The most monthly miles in years or maybe ever!



I ran three races (& DNSed on one). All were part of the the HMRRC Winter Series (and were free.)


35:00 (Gun time)


1:33:13 (course PR)



Cross Training:

I continued to play tennis one night a week.


indoors until June.

I actually went to a yoga class several times.


I started to walk a little more at work (indoors around the building.)


pretty boring walking in circles but better than sitting all day

I also discovered that I can knit while riding the exercise bike so I did that every now and then.

It’s done but I started a new one – maybe too complicated to do on the bike


scarf #2

Other News:

I am a SkirtSports Ambassador Captain for another year. So thrilled to be part of this organization. Love the product and being associated with a great bunch of women.

ss ambassador

I am also a Running on the Wall Ambassador – they sponsor virtual races.


Challenge Yourself Virtual 10K

I am Half Fanatic #13812. You qualify if you run 3 halfs in 90 days.  I did that in 2011 but never applied and did it again in 2015.

I celebrated 17 years being married to this guy:





Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

Looking Ahead:

I am taking race-cation in Florida for 6 days. During that time, I will be running a half marathon and visiting friends.


Feb 7, 2016

I am hoping for a mild winter so I can painlessly train for another half marathon in March.


March 13, 2016

I love racing and unfortunately I miss one of my favorite races while I’m in Florida so I am searching for a replacement.


I hope to be back in 2017, AJH!


maybe on Feb 14???

I signed up for a September Half Marathon. I will be running it with Andrea and Lisa (my roomies from the Love Run.)


having fun in Philly… plan to make more memories in Cape Cod (hopefully without torrential rain.)

The Vermont City Marathon Relay is no longer a lottery. 


But WE got in! Woot! Woot!



The “Age Groups Rock” team will be back. This time AJH will be running the 1st leg and I the second.

No monthly goals.

my motto for 2016

Happy Running! How did you January turn out?  Anything exciting planned for February?


17 thoughts on “January Recap

  1. You continue to amaze me. Running in January and February in the cold is a major feat or at least for me and I live in the south. Run on Sista! Hope you have a great race in Florida.


  2. You had a great month and lots of exciting things to look forward to in 2016 ! Hope you are enjoying your time in Florida.


        • You have to start slow. I started out running 100 miles a year and last year, I was uninjured and ran 969. The important thing to be consistent, stay healthy and have fun!!!

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          • So right now I am running 2 miles three times a week and a 3 mile run once a week. I also incorporate one day of swimming and one day of cycling. But I live in Minnesota and running outside right now is not an option- at least this year. I’m trying to be consistent but sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to run more than a mile or so on the treadmill. Thanks for your encouragement!!


            • I know what you mean. The treadmill for me is torture!!!! I panic when I can’t run outside. So far, we have been spared the snow but this weekend it’s supposed to be sub zero & I have to run 10 miles …. 😦 😦

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