So, where did January go? It’s been such a busy month, I honestly can’t believe it’s February!
Last year, each month I shared my running mileage but also included other activities as well. Though I love running, I like to do like: play soccer, go skiing, cycling, yoga, barre, snowshoeing (when we have snow). I figured I’d do it again this year.
I set some little goals for the month of January but didn’t get around to sharing them on here. They were to run 75km, strength train 2 x week, yoga 1-2 x a week. Though I was far from running 75km, I’m okay with it as I was on the right track and then had to step back a bit to sort out my ankle.
Strength training – well, I’ve been doing all my PT exercises but didn’t really getting into strength training until the end of the month. This week alone, I’ve gone to barre and yoga. I’ve tried three times to go to my weekly yoga class but my work schedule was too busy on those days so I couldn’t attend. Yes, I can do yoga at home and I’m planning to but I love my weekly Tuesday yoga classes.
Mid January I shared a few goals that I want to achieve this year. I’ll be completely honest, I haven’t even looked at that list since I hit publish, ha! So, yeah…I just looked at it. Hey -I’m just being honest! We’ve done some deep cleaning around our house and started to declutter (feels so good). I’m running, challenged myself at yoga with a headstand yesterday, was journaling daily – though I’ve slacked on that for the last week or more. Okay maybe two weeks. I’ve been working hard at getting my ankle stronger = avoiding injuries. Alright, I’ve got 11 more months to work on these “goals”.
So what now? What’s up for February? Well, here are a few things I’m working towards:
- Run 50 km (total)
- Weekly Yoga or Barre class
- Take advantage of the snow (when it comes): cross country ski, downhill skiing, snowshoe, skate and just play outside with my kids.
That’s it. I’m keeping it simple. Maybe “simple” is going to be my word for the year. Who knows but for now, I’m keeping things simple.
How was your January?
Any goals for February that you are working on?
What’s one thing you wish you did in January that you didn’t get to do?
26 thoughts on “January Mileage and February Goals”
great job being consistent with PT but also getting in some great variety! I wasn’t really consistent with anything… well, I guess I did a lot of walking…
Thanks! Sometimes I fall off the PT wagon but always seem to get back on. Walking is good!
I love that you have mini goals and monthly goals – I think that makes it so much easier to stay accountable!
One goal I have for February is similiar to your PT goal. I want to get back to doing all my former PT exercises daily to help strengthen my hips and glutes.
That’s exactly why I have mini goals – to keep myself accountable.
Nice work! I’d say I’ve really been slacking on my stretching and foam rolling. Fortunately, going to yoga 2x/week helps in that department.
That’s why I love going to yoga as well. I just need to do more of it at home!
The one thing I wish I did in January was more stretching! I need to get back on that
So important to stretch!
Using a coach, a lot of my training is out of my hands. I do, however, need to increase my stretching and foam rolling. I like that you track so many of your activities. I usually play soccer weekly on a team, but after a fractured knee cap that prohibited me from completing a fall marathon I trained for, I decided I would wait until after Boston to play again.
Good luck in February!
If I was training for Boston, soccer would totally be on the back burner until the race was done! Good luck with your training!
Hooray for barre!
I think keeping goals simple is a really great way to keep staying motivated. I used to set insane goals and then not come close so I just quit, when really, we should keep making little changes and moving forward.
I love barre – such a great workout! Simple goals are the way to go!
I”m going to be focusing on some abs and leg work (in addition to the usual running & planking stuff). I gotta be better disciplined with rolling and yoga, too…
I got have to do better at foam rolling – feeling it after last night’s run!
I like how you mixed it up and what did you think of Barre? I tried a class last year and the instructor wasn’t great and I have been thinking I need to give it another try. Looks like you’re well on your way to your years goal! Great job!
I missed two big race weekends in January due to illness and not getting the training runs done for either. I was pretty discouraged. I have a half next weekend that I’m not really ready for, but will do my best. Hoping to run more mileage this month!
I love all of that variety! I had a pretty solid January in terms of fitness and embracing the running off-season. I could always get in the pool more though.
Amen to keeping things simple. It looks like you had a great month!
Simple is good! You can always add to those goals and feel that much more accomplished, but not feel bad for not having met your goals if you’ve set too many!
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with keeping things simple. Sometimes after a rough time that’s exactly what we need in order to help us focus and get back on track.
I love how you highlight the other activities you’ve done in the month! I envy the cross training you do. 🙂
Way to keep it simple and give cred to all your non-running activities – it all counts!
In January my running mileage went way down because I joined the Y and started doing all kinds of other activities. For some reason I still felt sad to see my mileage so low. So it’s important to acknowledge running isn’t everything!
Simple is underrated, simple is a great thing. I def need to cross train more.
Things just seem to work better when we keep it simple- smart idea! and I love all the cross training!
Simple is best! I like that you’re doing a variety of activities you enjoy.
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