Saturday, 31 January 2015

January Recap

I'll admit, I've been a bit of a slacker with keeping up with my blog since the year started. I feel like I'm already falling behind and failing myself with my resolutions.

January started with a bang. I decided to try to train harder for my spring marathon, but the cold alerts have been non stop. I have made it out for a few of my long runs, but most of my shorter runs have been logged on the treadmill. I guess I shouldn't complain, as I can just drag my butt down to the treadmill and pound my miles away. I can't stand to have my phone frozen, fingers numb (even with mittens on) and water bottles frozen for my long runs. I find it unsafe at this point and definitely not fun at all.
My last long run outside
I decided to incorporate some more cross training in hopes to build more core strength and in turn helping me be a stronger and less injured runner. I started Insanity Max 30. It's an intense workout jammed into 30 minutes. I've been able to do it at home and away on some of my layovers.  It's jam packed with all sorts of exercises to get your sweat on. The best part is when I'm doing it at home, my little guy loves to join in.
Insanity Max:30 - Push ups
I have had to adjust my marathon training plan as I have not been able to log all the required miles. I am hoping to still be able to perform well this year with my races. I have been able to log over 150 kilometres which I am somewhat happy with. I will try to squeeze in some more in February.

I am also thrilled that I will be running my first race of 2015 in a warm destination. My girlfriends and I planned our 40th birthday trip down to Sarasota. I decided to look up races in the area and was able to find a 12K race the weekend we are in town. We will all be running together. I can't wait!!

How was your January?

Are you trying anything new in your fitness routine?



1 comment:

  1. Hi there Alice, I'm Lindsey! I have a question and would love to speak with you. Please email me when you have a chance, thanks! I look forward to hearing from you!

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