Monday, February 2, 2015

January in Review

I closed out my January training on Saturday with an 8 mile run with Heather and Karrie.  It was the first long run of the training cycle for the Cleveland Marathon.  I have agreed to help Heather and Karrie achieve their goal of running a marathon.  The run went pretty well and we survived even though it was a chilly 11 degrees (feels like 0) when we were out there.
8 miles done despite our frozen eyelashes and the chilly temperatures

January 2015 Stats
33.28-- running miles
3.16- walking miles
3-- stair workouts
1- monthly fitness challenge workout
36.44-- total miles

Current 2015 Stats
33.28-- running miles
3.16-- walking miles
3-- stair workouts
1-- monthly fitness challenge workout
36.44-- total miles

2015 Mission check-in

Mission #1: Complete 6 monthly challenges
Action Plan: Find monthly challenges online.
Action Plan: Actually complete the monthly challenge.
Mission #1 was a success this month.  Even though I missed one day due to being very sick and forgetting to do the wall sit for the day, I was able to complete the challenge because it was 30 days so I had an extra day in January to work with.  I started my second 30 day challenge on Sunday. 

My January 30 Day Challenge

Mission #2: Cross off at least 3 more states in Deb, Nikki, and I's quest to run a 1/2 marathon in all 50 states (we have 36 states left....we best get moving...we aren't getting any younger!!)
Action Plan: Research 1/2 marathons in the states we haven't completed yet.
Action Plan: Actually register and participate in said 1/2 marathons.

So far we have completed AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, NV, OH, PA, TN, and TX
Mission #2 had a start in January as Deb, Nikki, and I registered for a half marathon on February 22.  We will be crossing Alabama off our list once we complete the Mercedes Half Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mission #3: Run 1000 miles in 2015
Action Plan: Run.
Action Plan: Run some more.

Mission #3 had a slow start in January but with marathon training in full swing, I'm confident that the mileage will add up quickly.  33.28 miles run in January (966.72 miles to go).

Mission #4: Complete 4 stair workouts per month.
Action Plan: Do one stair workout per week.
Mission #4 was going very well until I was hit pretty hard with a sinus infection and awful cold.  It kept me home from work for two days and unable to exercise for a good five days.  I completed 3 stair workouts in January.  I would say that is success as I know if I hadn't been sick I would have gotten that 4th stair workout in the final week in January.

Tissues and Tea- My last week of January- 30 Day Challenge still completed inspite of it all

Mission #5: Cook more and eat healthier
Action Plan: Plan ahead with recipes and food prep.
Action Plan: Utilize my crockpot more often.
Mission #5 is coming along slowly.  The crockpot came out of storage several times in January.

All in all I would say January was a decent month.  I didn't have a ton of running mileage but that's okay.  There are still 11 months left in the year.

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


  1. I think I ran 33 miles in January too. :-) Nice job with your missions Jodi!

  2. You are on your way girl!!! I miss my crock pot! I think it may be time to buy another! Come on over to MA....we have lots of awesome halfs!

    1. Thanks! I love my crockpot! Don't worry we have to hit MA at some point!!

  3. Just a little bit jealous about Alabama. Just a bit. Good luck!

    1. Sorry Kim! Thanks for the good luck!!