Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February in Review

My very enjoyable 3 mile run in amazing spring-like weather on February 29, 2012 brought my February running to a close.  I am very grateful that it has been a very mild winter so far and it has been a dream for runners, myself included.
February 2012 stats
85.1-- running miles
0-- bike miles
0-- pool workout
29-- core fitness workouts
85.1-- total miles
151.4-- weight as of February 29, 2012 (I attribute this 5.4 pound loss to completing a core workout every single day in February and eliminating sweets/chips for the month of February and choosing healthier foods.)

Current 2012 stats
185.2-- running miles
6-- bike miles
1-- pool workout
29-- core fitness workouts
191.2-- total miles
151.4-- current weight

2012 "to do list" February check-in
2012 Running Goals
1. My number one running goal is to run a sub-1:50 half marathon
-I am considering attempting my sub-1:50 at my April or May half marathon
2. Secondary to the goal of a sub-1:50, I would like to attempt to run another marathon PR (sub-4:10:11) with a stretch goal of running a sub-4:00:00
-I have had a few more thoughts in regards to this and I  received a phone call from Mellisa yesterday and I am likely going to commit to training and running a fall marathon with her
2012 Mini Running Challenges
1. Run 100 miles per month
-85.1 miles run in February-  I fell a bit short but life happened and I'm okay with it.  There's always next month
2. Run a half marathon each month
-Last Chance For Bosotn on February 26, 2012 (1:58)
2012 Non-Running Mini Challenges
1. Increase the amount of cross-training/strength training I do on a monthly basis
-29 core workouts done in February--I'm very proud of this one
2. Focus on choosing and cooking healthier foods
-14 well-balanced meals prepared in February
3. Drink more water
-I did increase my water intake for February so I am moving in the right direction here
4. I promised a certain someone that if they ran a marathon with me I would learn to swim so I intend to make good on that promise this year.
-I didn't really do anything in regards to this challenge during February but I will get there

I have to say I am very pleased with my February overall.  I am very proud of myself for sticking to my challenge every single day (of course since I decided to do it for 30 days, I will finish the challenge tomorrow).

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Look at you and your core workouts in Feb!!! Good job Jodi! Do you intend to keep it up for March too?

    1. I challenged myself in February (actually through today to make it an even 30 days) and I did enjoy the core workouts but I'm not sure I will do them every single day in March. I may do them a few times a week. Also, Dave gave me a workout DVD that I will likely try some in March. :)