Thursday, February 01, 2007

January report: Lots of running and a bit of yoga

Here are my totals for the month of January:

121.1 miles
Time: 19h 50m 21s
Avg. Pace: 9:50/mile
Yoga/Ab Work

Time: 30m 00s

Not too shabby, especially after a year of a downright lackadaisical attitude towards running. It got better towards the end of last year, but this year I've really turned over a new leaf. If I can just keep it up for another 4 months or so, it will be great to see what happens! Already I feel fitter and generally better than I have in a long time. The yoga actually happened yesterday on the last day of the month, and I'm hoping it will become more of a fixture hereafter. As a runner, I'm ridiculously tight and inflexible, and I want that to change. So finally, after a long layoff, I broke out the yoga mat and did a few poses. Man, when you're a klutz and have no flexibility or balance, yoga is HARD. =) But it felt good and I know I'll improve if I keep at it. I lumped ab work with yoga because if I'm going to be down on a mat, I might as well throw in some crunches. That's another thing I haven't done in a while.

I'm still feeling good about my goal of 23:00 for the Training Series 5K a week from Saturday. That's a little under 7:30 per mile pace. I believe the course is quite flat, so I think that's realistic. The real test will be the week after, when I run another 5K on the same hilly course as my past two races. But, one step at a time.

This weekend is the Superbowl! It is the first one in my memory that I have actually wanted to see for the game as opposed to the commercials. Colts vs., I would root for either one, but of course the only team I want to win more than the Bears is the Colts, so there it is. I think Mark and I are just going to stay in and watch in the comfort of our apartment. Tonight we're going out to buy snacks and beer. I'm planning a major junk food binge. I don't obsess over my diet as much as some I know, but I do certainly avoid overeating certain foods. But all bets are off on Sunday during the game. I read in the newspaper that the average American will consume 1200 calories. Pssh! I will probably eat more than that. We're going to get a 12-pack of beer (probably Blue Moon) and then just take a walk down the snack and candy aisles and grab anything that looks yummy. I'm pretty excited (about the game too).


Jason The Running Man said...

Great blog, found you off CRN.

Jason The Running Man said...

Thanks for stopping by.