It's February 5, obvs I'm a little late in getting my January recap together, but better late than never. According to Daily Mile I ran 131kms(!) - this is my best month ever, walked 55km, and did (6am!) spin class 4 times. I also participated in 3 virtual runs and signed up for my FIRST half marathon; the Mississauga Half Marathon! I'm really happy with my effort in January. I've spent more time on the treadmills than I would like but I'd rather do that than run in the dark. Looking back on my goals for the year, I'm one for three. I've kept up with my running, saved no extra money and attended mass zero times. Yikes. Lent is coming up soon so I'd better get my act together!
WEEK IN REVIEW
Sunday - rest - Championship game in my sons hockey tournament. They lost 2-1 taking home a well deserved silver medal! Way to go boys!
Monday - 5k on treadmill @ 6:06 pace
Tuesday - 8k tempo run on treadmill 2k@10:50/m 5K@930/m 1k@10:30/m walk 3.45k
Wednesday - rest
Thursday -rest (usually my spin day but my partner decided a trip to the Dominican Republic was more important pfft)
Friday 5.23k @ 5.54 pace
Saturday 16k(!) @ 6.18 pace. This is my longest run ever. My friend Tess is training for a 30k and had 20 on the agenda for the morning, I tagged along for her first 16. I've never run with someone before. What a difference! The time flew by! I wish that I knew more people who ran.
Coming Up: Have to mix up my schedule due to a tournament in Detroit in two weeks
Sunday - rest
Monday - 5k @ 6:38
Tuesday - 7k in total 2x1600m intervals with 800m jogs
Wednesday - rest
Thursday - gotta find something for cross training
Friday - 4k @ 6:38
Saturday - 16k @ 6:38
So I've decided that since I tend to dwell on the negative in life, Amanda at Run For The Finishes Appreciation Challenge is a good one for me. I started off with the person in life who I appreciate the most. My husband.
Day 3 was my oldest nephews day for appreciation. He was staying with us for the weekend while his parents were away and my oldest son has decided that he wants his day of appreciation to be the last day of the month, Not sure that you're supposed to choose your own day to be appreciated, but that's my boy for ya.
My nephew is almost 17 and loves his aunt very much. :o) He always takes the time to give me a hug and a kiss and to tell me that he loves me. Apparently he doesn't do this for his mom so I really cherish these hugs. He is a very caring and gentle boy who is an amazing football player. One day he will go far with his skills on the football feild. For now he's plugging his way through his teenage life trying to figure it all out. He also got to select a special dinner and commented that he wished his family had appreciation nights. I'm really liking this idea more and more!
Day 4 was my friend Tess' day of appreciation. She took me out on her long run with her and I truly appreciated this! I'm sure that we went slower than she had planned (she usually does a 6:00 pace, I had us at a 6:18 pace) but she honestly didn't mind me slowing things down and answering all of my questions. I hope that I get to go out with her again! I had a great time. I didn't realize that I could run and talk at the same time, let alone do it for 1 hour and 40 minutes! And no, Tess didn't get a special dinner or a speech, She got a heartfelt thank you. :o)
As far as Self Appreciation goes:
I love my: sense of humour. I laugh every day and I really think that my ability to do this keeps me sane.
I appreciate my: family. There's nothing that I wouldn't do for them.
I'm proud of my: running. I've come so far so fast and hope to keep on going!
I like that I can: find the humour in most situations. It really helps me get through tough times.
It makes me feel special that: I am loved.