Cannot believe that the first month of 2017 is over already (and that Donald Trump is now the President)!!
Anyway, here’s how January went:
We’ve been lucky and it’s hasn’t been cold or snowy of a January or a winter. So I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home.
I ran mostly at UAlbany (near work). It’s easier than driving to run. But I’ve been getting bored and have been also running in the town where I live.
I ran mostly alone. Barbara was still injured. Alyssa was busy until the last half of the month.
It’s definitely more fun running with friends. I hope I get to do that more next month.
They have begun. They are not double digits yet but it’s coming.
I ran 85 miles so far this month – an improvement over last month (69). .Although last January, I ran 101.
I ran three races this month – 3.5, 10k, 15k. They were all free and part of the HMRRC Winter Series.
I was generally happy with how they all went. I won my age group in the 3.5 miler and the 10K and 15K were just fun training runs.
I still play tennis (indoors, of course.) I am scheduled to play two Tuesdays a month but do get called to sub on some of the other weeks.
I NEVER went at all to work out at the gym but I did plank a few times at home!
I did walk almost every day at lunch for 30 minutes – Either around the outdoor shopping mall or to get a Starbucks coffee.
I signed up for three more Half Marathons – April and October are with other ladies (Girls Weekend!!). We even have our hotel rooms booked.
- Shape Women’s Half Marathon – April 30 in NYC
- Steel Rail Half Marathon – May 21 in Adams, MA
- Wineglass Half Marathon – October 1 in Corning, NY
January was not an especially busy month.
I attended a post-inauguration march where I live. It was a great experience. Though, I wish that I had gone to NYC or Washington.
We had a surprise 70th birthday party for one of my tennis friends.
I got to see a few more movies – Lion, LaLa Land, Hidden Figures and Twentieth Century Century Women. I loved Lion and Hidden Figures. All the good ones seem to come out before Oscar time.
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
My next half marathon is March 5 in Florida where I will be visiting a few friends.
I only have a few races coming up. Things slow down around here in the winter.
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 2-04-17 – Polar Cap 4m
- 2-12-17 – HMRRC Winter Series #5 10m
- 3-05-17 – Treasure Coast Half Marathon (in FL)
- 3-11-17 – Runnin’ of the Green (4m)
- 3-26-17 – Shamrock Shuffle (5m)
No monthly goals.
Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Today’s Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say a B+
What do you think?
Happy Running! How did your January turn out? Anything exciting planned for February? What grade would you give your running month?