Saturday, February 2, 2013

January Recap and some February Forecasting

Wow - where did January go?  That whole month just zoomed right past and I feel like I barely had time to breathe.

After my bout with the chest infection, I came back somewhat strong (or was it just that my antibiotics were strong?) and rocked the Goofy and a Half Challenge at Walt Disney World!  And then I totally slacked off.  Er, I mean - I recovered.   I ran a total of 8 time in January.  That's it.   And clocked in at 97kms.  Not too shabby.

I also started working out semi-regularly with the Super Secret Jillian Michaels Workout Society (SSJMWS - we so need a better acronym) at work.  We're working through her new Body Revolution kit and I committed to 2-3 days a week of it.  So far, I've managed to stick to 2 days a week for both of the weeks I've been on it...but if hubby hadn't had eye surgery last friday (meaning I wasn't at work) and if I hadn't contracted Norovirus this week - I totally would have made it 3 days each week.

So, suffice it to say, I think I've eased into 2013 pretty easily and now it might just be time to focus on my monthly goals. Here's what I see happening in February:

  • continue 2-3 days a week (preferably 3) with the SSJMWS
  • In keeping with my 36 resolutions - I need to knock a few of the smaller items off the list this month...likely the ones involving winter anything...I also need to figure out my home yoga challenge because I think I am going to aim to either complete a 2 week one this month OR to attempt a whole month (this is super daunting for me and a big part of me wants to cop out.  Short yoga video/youtube suggestions welcome.  I need video guidance so book recommendations do me no good)
  • Run the Crave Chick Chaser 5 miler on Feb 10
  • Figure out my spring training schedule and make sure it incorporates a 5k training plan for my daughters because we need to start them on the training path for Mother's Day (I sold our running stroller last fall so they NEED to run it this year)
  • Hill and speed training 2 days a week.  Let's start making me slightly faster so I can meet some of my other goals.
Ok - now that I'm reading that it seems ambitious...but hey, I'm kind of an ambitious gal so here goes.

8 comments:

  1. I really loved your idea of 36 goals for your 36th birthday - wish I had done that. Remind me in May so I can do it for my next birthday, mkay? Thanks!

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    1. lol I'll send you a calendar reminder :P

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  2. If you have iphone or ipad, check out the Yoga Studio app (http://yogastudioapp.com/). I just found this app about three weeks ago and LOVE using it every day. The videos (15, 30 or 60 mins) are great and walk you through the poses plus you can read about each pose before hand as well.

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    1. Sweet - thanks! I'll check it out! I actually found a Yoga Journal challenge I am going to attempt, but if I fall in love with yoga this month I think this app would be super helpful!!!

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  3. Aim high! That way if you miss you don't shoot off your foot. Recovery is good, very good. Enough people don't do it. I'm just escaping recovery myself.

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    1. When i decided to go Goofy, I knew recovery would play a huge part in my success - since I have been in pretty much constant training for something big over the past 3 years...it feels weird to lay low for a while.

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  4. Where so you get all this time and energy?? Being sick you still accomplished way more than me!

    I've done the Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown- it's not bad. I've seen it on YouTube before.

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    1. LOL - I get that alot. I don't know that I have alot of time and energy...I just really tightly pack the time I do have. Moving my workouts to my lunch hours seriously cut into my reading time...but means I actually do them. Once you're back at work - you'll probably find the same thing....

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