Monthly Rewind – January edition

That whooshing sound you hear is January flying out the door! Seriously what a whirlwind this month was! I definitely hit a couple of speedbumps that kept me from having as strong a start as I wanted…so I’m more than ready to say buh bye to January and to make February fabulous! But first, a quick monthly recap:

Good things for the month:
  • Winter Challenge completed! By the time you read this I will have logged my final miles for the Winter Challenge – 31 days of outdoor mileage done…pretty good for this self proclaimed non-streaker!
  • Stayed on track with my strength training, logging at least two workouts per week, and then threw in the 10 x 10 plank challenge for the final 10 days of the month for a little extra push.
  • Selected as a SPIbelt Ambassador for a second year!
Things I could do without:
  • Got hit with a nasty cold the very first week – blech
  • Bounced back from the cold, only a week later to slip during a rainy run that left me unable to run for the better part of a week 🙁
  • (they say bad things come in 3s, but I’m going to stay positive…)
On the decks for February:
  • More miles – right the ship on my training and get back to work. The NYC Half is less than 2 months away, and while it’s not my goal race, I would like to have a decent run – which means I’ve got to get in some longer runs and some hill work.
  • Run the Old-fashioned 10 Miler on 2/19
  • Get back to good habits – namely, get more sleep and clean up my eating habits…there’s been way too much late afternoon grazing!

How was your January?

I’m linking up with Erika, Marcia and Patty for this week’s Tuesday on the Run – the topic this week is grading your month.




  1. Nice job getting outside running! It’s tough to run outside in the winter. Of course, for some of us, it’s tougher to run on the treadmill…
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  2. You spanked that winter challenge! That nasty slip aside, I’d say you had a strong January. I for one am pretty happy to bid this month farewell!
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  3. Glad to hear you had a solid month overall! That plank challenge sounds great. I’m committing to planking 2 minutes per day and seeing how long of a “streak” I can keep up!

    I’m so looking forward to February…this month was just meh!
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  4. Great job getting out there everyday this month! See you at the coffee date Saturday I hope 🙂
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  5. I think your January went well (despite the slip incident), and way to get the planking done!!
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  6. Wow, congrats on 31 days of outside workouts – I know some of those were COLD!!!!
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