Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Another Month in the Books

The state of running in February:
When you want to do tree pose but your shoes are really muddy!

Races: 0 None planned and none run. 

Injuries: None running related but I did do some burpees on Feb 2nd that sidelined my running for 5 days and has left a lingering stiffness that loosens up as the day goes on. 

Miles run: 118.8  This was higher than I expected it to be and lower than I wanted it to be, but a weekend of fire training left me 7 miles short and the back thing left me about 16 miles short. Overall I am happy with it though.

Weather:  I know a lot of the rest of the nation seems to be skipping winter, but we are not. We did get a reprieve and I ran in shorts and a tank at least twice. Yesterday the wind was biting cold. At this point in the year it feel like we have made it through the worst of winter and spring is inching closer, but I am so ready to be done with biting cold.

What's better than waking up to more snow?

Strength training: Going really good, for the most part I have been doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts. I like how hard they are and at 30 minutes very easy to fit in before work in the mornings.  

Yoga: I have been doing at least once a week, although my goal is closer to 2x a week. I just feel like doing strength workouts more lately I guess. Hope I don't pay for that in the long run!

We are having more nicer days

If I had to grade my month of running I would give it a B. Running overall felt great, I got in all but one of my long runs, I did some hill workouts, but I didn't do very much speed work.

This week's writing prompt: Three Running Wishes.  If you don't have any running wishes, feel free to post any running related blog post.  Link-up with PattyErika, and Marcia!

Which would you rather run in sunshine and 25 degrees or gusty winds and 55 degrees?  Sunshine and 25 for me!


  1. Running was good this month--which makes me very happy, in spite of my health issues! We've had great weather, tho, so there's that. I didn't do much else besides running. This month I'll start marathon training...

  2. March can be such a tease. It could be perfect in Texas, and the wildflowers start blooming, or, like in Boston, I get ready for spring, and snow hits hard. I'm going to miss the Texas wildflowers this year :(

  3. February is a great month to have in the rear-view mirror, especially if it's wintery, which it is not here. I do love the growing daylight!

  4. Sounds like a good month, especially since its been so cold for you! I hope it warm up soon!

  5. Sunshine and 25F! Good Month, especially for a short one!

  6. I do a lot of strength training along with my running and I should balance that out with some yoga. Maybe I will work on that this coming month.

  7. Yeah for spring on the way. I admit I'd have liked more winter, but I'm ok without a winter like yours.

    You've just convinced me that burpees are a bad idea LOL.

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  11. You probably said somewhere why you took the fire course, but I couldn't find it. I've been a wildland firefighter for 30 years. I hope you liked the class.


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