Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Recap

Two posts in one week!  I'm on a roll.....  :)

Run Miles Planned/Miles Ran: 40/39 - I can't believe I ran 40 miles this month.  I know it's a drop in the bucket compared to a lot of people's mileage, but it's a huge accomplishment for me.  I haven't run this much since July!

Spin classes Planned/Attended: 4/0 - Uhh yeah.  I dropped spin.  Seriously, all of the stars aligned - great instructor, awesome padded shorts, decent music - and I still didn't like it.  I found myself dreading the Tuesday morning class from the time I woke up on Monday.   Ahh well.  I might try again in a few months.

Swim Meters Planned/Meters Swam:  more than January (6200m)/ 2100m - Yikes.  In my defense, I was out of town without access to a lap pool for seven days this month.... but yeah, I suck.

Rest Days Planned/Rest Days Taken: as many as I need (but hopefully 4)/ 7 - I'm OK with this number, and I'm injury free.

Highest Run Mileage Week: - 12! 12! 12!! Back in the double digits!!

Fitness Classes Planned/Attended: 8/ 3 - Dropped four spinning classes and missed bootcamp today due to the weather.

Races Completed: None, but one on the calendar for Saturday.  

Current Book:  The Story of a Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon 

 It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love. 

Current Song:  Our Ragnar Team "The Panty Raiders" unofficial anthem.  It's stuck in my head pretty much all of the time.

Current Triumph: Two words:  Injury Free.

Current Goal:  Remain injury free, continue to increase run mileage, and get my happy ass back to the pool.

Current Happiness:  Can I say my kids again?  

2012 Goals 


  • Run 1,000 miles in 2012 - 66 miles so far.  Woo!  :)
  • Run a sub 1:55 half marathon 
  • Get a new 5k PR - current PR 23:17 
  • Complete a triathlon
  • Run Ragnar Madison to Chicago relay.
  • NO MORE STRESS FRACTURES! - through February - none so far!  

    • Join Toastmasters to face my fear of public speaking. - I went to one meeting, but haven't taken the plunge.
    • Pass the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer exam.
    • Knock out at least eight items on my "Fear Can Suck It" list. - Completed: #9 (Jan)

    How did your February stack up?  Anyone else racing this weekend?


    1. Awesome February!! Way to go!!

    2. I can't do spin either, I'll quite happily peddle away on the bicycle on the turbo trainer with an iCycle workout blasting at me.

    3. If you don't like spin, there's no point in going.

      I can say that easily, since I've never taken a spin class. Hahahahah.

    4. Great month - so happy you are back running and most importantly, INJURY FREE!

    5. So happy you're still injury free! I can't believe you don't like Spinning?! Golly, I was so happy to be back there today!

    6. I loved Story of Beautiful Girl! It made me weep like an hormonal pregnant woman.

      Great month! Injury free!!!!! I want so be able to say that next month for sheezy.

    7. Ahhh, I like you. I do i do. :) Loved the video...made me smile huge! And you are beautiful. congrats on injury free and running as much as you have...this has got to feel glorious. :) My husband was in toastmasters for a bit. I think it was really good for him even though he was already fine with public speaking. Excited to see how it works out.

    8. So fun to see you back and at it again!! :-)

    9. Great job this month with your running!


    Hearing from you makes me happy! :)

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