Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Recap

What will you do with an extra day in your year. I went to Spin Class just like I would on any other Wednesday of the month.  February wasn't the month I wanted, but I am still happy with it. I know the tweaks I need to make so that March is a great month.

February Goals:
  • Fit yoga back into my workout schedule somehow, I feel like I need it   - Didn't happen
  • Lose weight - 5lbs - Maintained
  • Continue eating in the Paleo/Primal manner - I continued this to the best of my ability, adding in fresh vegetable/fruit juice daily. However, at the end of this month I switch back to low carbs as I miss tortillas.  I have recipe for Paleo tortillas I just haven't made them yet.
  • Long Runs Outside - ehhh fail
    • 1 - Turned into walk but it was 8 miles
    • 2 - Rode my bike instead, it was the day after my 5K PR and I just didn't have it in me.
    • 3 - Treadmill
    • 4 - Treadmill
  • Decide if I am going to sign up for the Seattle Half and/or Portland RnR. 
    • Registered up for the Portland RnR
    • Registered for the San Diego 3-Day Walk  
    • Seattle Half as of right now its a No. The 3-day walk is the weekend before and I don't think my body can handle it.
  • Find the love for running again - The love is coming back, slowly, but it I am finding the love.
March Goals:
  • Complete the Lake Sammamish Half
  • Complete the Seattle St. Patricks Day Dash - my 5th year
  • Keep working on finding the love for running
  • Oh and the weight loss stuff, keep working on it 
  • Find and register for a run in April any distance, considering a half just can't find one I like
Two months down lets take a quick peek at my progress for my yearly goals and planning for them

Weight Loss Goals
  • Let's just call this the elephant in the room.  I have been maintaining great, but getting under 200 is this invisable barrier. I am not giving up yet. Still working towards the goal of 165 by the end of the year.  
2012 Fitness Goals
  • Run 4 Half Marathons (scheduled 3 events Lake SammamishHalf, Portland RnR, Seattle RnR, I have several suggestions, I just need to pick one)
  • Try a new distance  - Does 60 miles in 3 days count? Donate to my efforts here - Team Pink Flamingos
  • Run 12 Races Total  - 1 down - 11 to go
  • Year of the PR - work on PRing in 5K, 10K and half (really stop being content with my speed and push myself) - 5K  -PR - done!
  • Run more miles then 2011 - 505.29 - 105 miles done, a good start to the year.
How did February treat you? Or better yet how did you treat February? Any big goals for March?


  1. It sounds like you had an awesome February. Way to go and keep a positive attitude!

  2. Your February kicked mine's butt. I had a rough month. March will be better!

    1. Haley - just take each day one at at time. Make a realistic list of goals and work towards them. :)

  3. February was not my friend - yours looked great! Good job!

  4. I really like how u put up your goals and then actually come back to them each month. I wish i was so organized. I totally wanna come down for the Seattle RnR...always wanted to do an RnR race and u guys r the closest!

  5. Well that February didn't sound too least you make your self some goals. Maybe that is what I am missing? (Besides the fact that I don't have my eating under control and my pounds I really wanted off by our Florida trip didn't come off....I guess I didn't REALLY want it BAD enough)

    So that is where I am stuck....wondering...Why don't I want it bad enough to do it?

    I am going to think of some goals for myself today ...while running ...slowly my 8 miles that I need to do according to my half training plan. ;-)

    1. I think I have the ame issue with eating! I want it, but really how bad to I want it if I don't change my habits.

  6. Your February was good, girl!!! Your March is going to kick a$$!!!

    My goal for March is to go back to running - I've been pretty much absent from all running (sigh!)! This evening my running partner and I are going out for a couple of miles!!!

  7. Nice work on your February goals! I guess I need to get my february recap up soon since its already march, eh?! Yay for Portland rnr!!

  8. Good luck with your March goals!!!