TOTR: February Report Card


Well, it looks like February came in like a lion, turned into a lamb, then a lion and then again a lamb. Global warming???

Anyhow, here’s how February worked out for me:

Weekday Runs:

I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home. As I mentioned February was a crazy weather month.  We had temps anywhere from the single digits to the 70s.

I ran at UAlbany (near work) or near home.  Unfortunately, my preferred routes don’t have lights but the good news is that it is staying light longer. I did run while working in NYC and in Buffalo.  The best thing about my job is running in different places. My weekday runs were usually around 3-4 miles (occasionally more and occasionally less).

Long Runs:

Work and the weather has made it tough to get in my weekend long runs. I skipped one since I was snowed in in Buffalo and for the others, I got in the mileage but none was done without a break – meaning I added some miles before or after the run. Not ideal but better than not doing them at all.

Total Mileage:

I have run 76 miles this month so far. Still a little behind on my 1000 mile yearly goal but I have lots of time. And I am feeling healthy so all is good.

Races:

I had several races on my schedule this month. I ran the Polar Cap Race which was a 4 miler and an annual favorite for me.  I also ran the last free Winter Series Race, a 4.5 miler. Both were fun and I met up with several friends at each. I also won my age group in both races.  A nice perk!

Cross Training:

I only played tennis once indoors.  It’s doubles so not a great workout but better than nothing. I wish I could play more but …WORK WORK WORK!!!

I actually did work out at the gym once but only because I was meeting a friend there before going out to dinner. 

I went to my FIRST hot yoga class. I loved it and planned to go again but did not.  I will be less motivated to go once the weather warms up.

I did walk-occasionally at lunch. Not everyday like I used to.  But working in NYC does get me a lot of steps.

Other News:

I loved watching the Olympics…especially the figure skating.

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I can relate. Things don’t always go the way you had hoped.

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Then sometimes they do!

I met two new Skirt Sports ambassadors – Bethany, local and Elizabeth in NYC.  I hope to run with each one in the future.

I tried my hand at a Challenge.  I wasn’t successful but at least I tried.

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Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

Looking Ahead:

Half Marathon #30 in March.

It’s not the one I planned on running but it’s a race during my vacation in Florida.  I will do my best to enjoy the experience.

I have some shorter races planned as well. My racing schedule starts to pick up in the spring.

This is my list so far for the next 2 months:

  • 3-17-18 – Brew 2 Brew Half Marathon (in Fl)
  • 3-25-18 – Shamrock Shuffle (5m)
  • 3-31-18 – Ice Breaker Challenge 5K
  • 4-14-18 – Code Blue 8K and/or 4-15-18 – Delmar Dash (5m)
  • 4-21-18 – Bacon Hill Bonanza 5k and/or 4-22-18 – Sasha’s Super Hero Run 5k
  • 4-28-18 – Spring Run Off 5k /10k and/or 4-29-18 – Cherry Blossom 5k

I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her February Race Linkup:

Deb Runs
No monthly goals.

This motto worked for 2016 & 2017 so I’m sticking with it in 2018!


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 overall a A-

Despite the work travel and crazy winter weather, I did my best to get in my runs. Strength training just never happens so I’ve decided not to beat myself up about it.

Spring can’t come soon enough for this fair weather runner.


 I’m also linking this post with Susie and Rachel and Debbie and Lora for the Running Coaches’ Corner.

Happy Running! How did your February turn out? Anything exciting planned for March

What grade would you give your running month?

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18 thoughts on “TOTR: February Report Card

  1. Way to make the most of a challenging month! February was our snowiest month in about 3 years and I did more mill time as a result. After Gasparilla, I kind of want to race in FL again!

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  2. You still had consistent running, and that trumps higher mileage (in my book). I’m really excited for March…two St. Patrick’s themed races, one of which is a 13.1. I’ve never run this particular half marathon, nor have I ever run a race of that distance this early in the season. It should be either very fun or very humbling LOL

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  3. Great job on the running, especially since you don’t use a treadmill. Way too many of my runs have been treadmill runs lately. And yay for meeting ambassadors. Also, I want to run that Florida race.

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  4. Great job! You always are on top of it and make the most of your miles. I still think those long runs count! I didn’t run any races in February and it looks like I won’t have any in March either! I’m still working on grading my Feb…it was a tough month!

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