There's a reason everyone dreads January. The fun holiday season is over, everyone is on a diet, and
THE WEATHER SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nonetheless, I sucked it up and got outside for quite a few runs. Every time I did it, it was with the understanding that "TWOT weather could be just like this. Good training to get used to it now."
|I am loving my face mask these days|
Miles run in January: 170.7 Missed a few sessions this month, a few due to being sick, and a few sessions where I just couldn't bare to get on the treadmill.
142 miles outside, 28.7 on the treadmill. Looking at my log, miles actually "enjoyed"? 27. Sheesh. It's a good thing I like to train!!
In order to set yourself up for a race, sometime you just have to get in the miles. Although I didn't "enjoy" most of my runs in January, I was satsified with 98% of them. It was all about getting the runs in, choosing right clothes for the conditions, and frankly, getting my ass outside, in the cold, and doing it.
What other goals did I achieve, or "reach" for in January?
11. Paint the hallway and hang my running T-shirt quilt on the wall
With the house rewiring going to happen, I actually painted a wall in the basement. Now my running T-shirt quilt can go on the wall downstairs, as planned. I can't paint the remaining wall, as it is the outside wall-and it hasn't been above 20 degrees for most of the month of January.
12. Organize my photos-whoops, this probably could be lumped under #1- doing much better at this! Took a bunch of pics, they are in my January 2014 folder. Also sorted some older photos.
14. Declutter my house, room by room, area by area-I have only just begun this task! We got rid of at least 48 wineglasses, and our shotglass collection. I have a big bag of clothes ready to discard. Oh yeah, and I threw out a whole bunch of electrical cords to stuff! They've been hanging in my office for a few years, and never used. A few were chargers to digital cameras that have long since died. Out they go!!