Oh February, we weren’t really running friends were we?
I only ran twice outside but managed 27.03 km of running between those two runs and my soccer games. So my legs got in some mileage.
We (family) skied twice, I had three soccer games, we skated outside twice and I made it to three yoga classes.
Though I didn’t run a much, I still had an active month with other winter activities. I also walked my dog 2+km most days of the weeks, so lots of walking.
I’m still far away from signing up for any spring races but think I need to start training to run a 5k or 10k race. At this point a spring half is out the door. And that’s okay.
How was your month of February?
Did you rech any goals?
Spring race fever or “meh” feelings like me?
With no planned mileage for January, I managed some decent numbers. I’m pretty happy with my mileage in January.
I was sick for close to three weeks but plugged through it and tried to keep active. January is usually a very low running mileage month for me, mainly because we are skiing or snowshoeing. Between a few wintery outdoor runs, indoor soccer games, a trip to England with my family, a few ski days and one yoga class, my monthly mileage was pretty good!
I’ve yet to set any goals for the year but I’m working on a list of “things I want to do”.
It’s super cold….everywhere, so its bundle up in layers season everywhere too. I’m hoping to get in a few more outdoor runs in February.
I’m still doing my bullet journal and got a little more colourful in January. Also, I’m currently writing this from my phone and thinking this might be the new way of blogging for me. Quick, short posts sandwiched between some longer posts. We’ll see!
How are you staying warm?
How was your January?
Do you prefer to read quick blog posts or longer posts?
Two for two!!! I’m playing catch up…so you get two posts in two days from me on two different topics. My July goals (and August), then July Mileage!
July goals were super simple:
I ran. I went to the beach. and I biked A LOT.
Running wasn’t high on my list and I dropped my “fun” long runs that I was doing back in June but I managed 55 km of running. We went to the beautiful Brackley Beach in PEI a few times and a local beach as well. I can’t get enough of that beach!
I bike A LOT: 119 km to be exact! I did my longest ever solo ride…well longest ride ever of 40 km! I was kid-less for a day and my husband was working so I decided to see if I could bike 40 k. I ran into a cow – not literally but it was on the trail I was riding my bike on and was rather intensely running towards me. Little did I know that it’s calf had escaped and she was retrieving her from the other side of the trail. I had to wait a while for it to cross over the trail and go back home. I peddle my little legs out and the cow was hiding on the side of the trail!
Again, another simple month! Yes, I realise that it’s the middle of the month and I’m posting my monthly goals but part of the month was spent relaxing…with my family….outdoors…and off social media/blogs. So, I’m basically nailing it this month – ha ha!.
How’s your August going so far?
Any major goals this month or taking it easy ?
What’s one thing you won’t miss from the summer? (Me, the insane humidity).
Though I’m not posting all the time on my blog these days, you can find me over on Instagram – I don’t log out of that app 😉
March brought more variety of activities into my training for a half marathon while slowly increasing my weekly running mileage.
We managed to get up skiing a few times – mainly on March Break and skated a number of times with both girls learning how to skate on their own! I really wasn’t sure how running was going to go with increasing my mileage and still working through this hip/oblique injury – but I’m still moving forward.
- 105 km cycling (met my goal) on my indoor trainer
- 63 km running (met my goal)
- 4 days of skiing with my girls (loved it)
- 3 days (hours) skating with my girls (love it also)
- 1 Yoga class
- 1 Snowshoe (that I forgot to write on the picture).
March was a great month for activity!
February mileage can be found here.
January mileage can be found here.
With February ticking away quickly, I finally got together my January mileage. Though it has few kilometres of running, it sure has a lot of other winter activities that I love!
January was a month of simple goals. My main focus is to get my hip/obliques stronger so I can get running A LOT more! You know, train for an upcoming half that I have yet to register for. Also, I want to get back to soccer (I’m crazy, yeah I know) but that will happen when it happens.
January saw a lot of cycling, a little running and lots of winter fun. I haven’t cross-country skied in a few years so it was great to get out and do that; fingers crossed I can get out again this month! The girls are loving skating and wanting to go more and more.
Though there was little running, I got in a lot of cross training and no one every said cross training is a bad thing!
How was your January mileage?
Are you all about running or changing it up in the “off season”?
The Olympics start Friday!!! What are you looking forward to the most?
It’s amazing how many kilometres, laps, games or classes one can accumulate over the span of a year. I started doing a running mileage of the year post last year and thought I’d continue on.
I’ve shared these all on IG, as that’s where I post daily but you can also see the totals at the bottom of this post from running, cycling, soccer, yoga, skiing and more.
Yearly Total Mileage / Games / Classes etc.
Running: 643 km
Races: 3 (Half, 5 miler and 10k)
Cycling: 237 km
Soccer Games: 31
Yoga Classes: 24
Aqua Running: 2
SUP Yoga: 1
My favourite new activity was SUP yoga and I hope to do more of that this summer. I’m also planning to get back into aqua running when my work schedule permits.
That’s a wrap on my mileage, classes, games and other adventures in 2017. I’m not sure what 2018 will bring but I’m sure I’ll be running, cycling, playing soccer, going to yoga and more!
How was your mileage in 2017?
Did you try any new sports/activities in 2017?
Anything you are planning to try in 2018?
Another month bites the dust! Can you believe that it’s November already? I seriously can’t believe how fast this year has gone by!
October wasn’t a high mileage month but it was busy. We managed to get out for three Sunday bike rides which just seems so weird as we’re normally done with outdoor bike riding by then.
Running Mileage: 47 km; 2 Yoga classes, 3 Soccer Games, 13km Cycling and lots of walking!
- Pace Valley Harvest 10k – 1:10 finish time. Finished in 1:09:37.
- Enjoy time with family; especially on Thanksgiving – Oct 8th – YUP!
- Visit Pumpkin People and do a Corn Maze with our girls. Nope! But they both went with others!
- Complete October’s “Journal the Run Project”. Completed! Loving capturing my running and other workouts this way.
- Continue to get my back/chest better (related to car accident from back in March). Working on it. I started to see a Chiropractor in September and this has made the world of a difference! So thankful for our healthy care practitioners.
Not a bad month. I tried to keep it simple and planning to do the same in November. The best part of October (running wise) was pacing the Valley Harvest Marathon 10k. I had a blast and can’t wait to pace a race next year.
- Run 2-3 times a week.
- Design a half marathon training plan for Hypo Half (Jan 14th 2018).
- Strength Training (Core workouts, IronStrength and old PT exercises).
- Run outside as much as possible.
- Dust off treadmill.
- Start thinking about races for 2018.
- Renew Blog (yeah, i’m going to give it a go for another year).
First treadmill run of the winter last night.
Though it’s already Nov 9th and I’m just sharing these goals now, they have been on my mind for the last two weeks. I love running and hoping to keep that up in order to potentially run the Hypo Half in January. I desperately need to do more strength training and core work to keep my back and SI joint happy. I’m starting to get excited about races next year which is really early for me!
How was your month of October?
Have you thought about races in 2018 yet?
Any November Goals you want to share?