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:
Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for
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?
Great job! I’m right around a B+ as well. I did well in my running, but was sometimes just getting the miles in. Which is OK sometimes! On deck for February is upping the intensity… I’d really like to break 2 hours this year and need to start working on being speedier in my long runs!
Good luck in meeting your goal.
It looks like you had a great month! 85 miles for the month is awesome, and those races with your running club sounded like a fun time. This weekend will be my first double-digit run in quite some time…I’m excited but a little nervous!
Good luck. You’ll do great.
You are so busy and active! It must be nice to have access to so many races…your calendar has me envious!!
Ohmygosh, you’re doing Wineglass, too? My girlfriend and I have been debating it. We are deciding between MCM and Wineglass. How fun would it be to meet you!
I would love to run MCM someday.
I am running Wineglass with a bunch of friends. Yes, it would be cool to meet you.
Wow, 85 miles! Those races keep you running, and looks like 2017 is shaping up to be a great year!
Slower compared to last year but as long as I can stay injury-free, I am super happy!!
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