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?

11 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  5. Well that February didn't sound too bad....at 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. ;-)

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    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.

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  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!!!

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  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!!

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  8. Good luck with your March goals!!!

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