Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January Rewind

It's that time again--time to rewind the clock a bit and review where my fitness was last month.  I seem to be able to maintain decent levels of exercise even though it is cold and snowy.   I know you all were looking for this week's version of listicles, but the topic this week is not a good one for me--Songs that Describe Your Life.  Ugh.  There is no way I can come up with 10 songs.  That would take me all freakin' week.  So you'll have to settle for January Rewind.  Here goes...

Miles Run--35.1  That is up from last month.  Despite me complaining about the weather, we have actually had a pretty mild one so far and it's allowed me to get a couple of long runs in on Sundays.  I love that 40 deg running!

Minutes Spinning--520  This is up quite a bit from last month.  I'm not sure why, maybe it's the throwing the extra class in on Saturday 8 a.m. while my son is playing basketball.  Whatever.  I'll take it.

Swim--11,600 yards!  A little less than last month but still an impressive number.  I should be part fish by now.

Tennis--7 hours  Love me my cardio tennis.

Weight Training--105 minutes.  Consistent again.  I'm beginning to add in P90x  here.  I think that counts as weight training with all the freakin' push-ups he has you do.  That guy is a push-up nazi. 

Races--I managed to squeak in one race at the last minute this past month--the Frozen 5K and got a new PR out of it!  24:01 

Current Book--nothing.  I'm on a dry spell right now and open to any suggestions for books.  If it's popular and/or a series, I've already read it.  I need something new.  Help!

Current Song--Domino by Jesse J.  It's like I'm a teeny bopper, but I just like those songs that make you want to move.  I just cannot tolerate any slow music on my ipod for running. 

Current Excitement--I took the plunge and signed up for the Rev 3 Olympic length Triathlon in Old Orchard Beach, ME on 8/26/12.  I am still sick just thinking about it.  It will be 3 days after my birthday and I can't think of a better birthday present to myself than to conquer the OWS and finish this tri in under 5 hours.  I mean, 5 hours is a reasonable goal right?  The swim should take about 30 min in the pool so less than an hour in the ocean (as long as I don't panic and drown....).  The bike, if I assume an average speed of 16 mph should take less than 2 hours and then that leaves the run which I should complete in around an hour.  So somewhere between 4 and 5 hours is reasonable.  Oh god.  I can't believe I'm doing this...

Maybe I'll look so awesome on my bike that I'll make the photo for the ad next year.  Remember to smile everywhere you go.

Current Bummer--I will not be able to do the Nor'easter Tri again this year because we will be on vacation.  I mean, I'm glad we are taking a vacation, but sad that I can't defend my age group win from last year.  My friend BD, who did it with me last year is going to do it, so she can defend for us.  Sorry, BD, you'll just have to come do the OOB tri with me in August!  :)    The other bummer is that I waited too long to register for the Polar Bear Sprint Tri and now it's full!  Damn!  I did manage to get on the wait list so hopefully, someone will drop out and I can get on to that one. 

Later this month will be my one year blogiversary!  I'm working on some fantastic giveaways and maybe a virtual run/challenge.  I still have a few weeks to work out the details so check back. 

How did your January turn out?

Is there anything you would like to see for a virtual challenge or giveaway?

Thanks for reading!  I still find it hard to believe that anyone cares what I have to say.  :)


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Great job with your January! Lots of great exercising and congrats on your upcoming blogivarsary!

Christi said...

You had a great January! that is awesome. I am still reviewing my numbers. I don't like how they are tallied in Daily Mile so I must find a new way to keep track. I guess I am back to my Super-Duper spreadsheet!

Blogiversary! Yay!

Lisa said...

January was a bit of a blur w/ all my new job related stuff, but it was a good month! I'm happy it's already February though (not to rush time) in that it's finally a little bit light out when I leave work at the end of the day :)

Bobbi said...

BD is all set with the OWS...