First up, last week’s workouts:
Monday – Fun spin class in the AM and 2,500 yards at the pool in the PM with my friend Glenda.
Tuesday – Four mile tempo run at the pub run after work. I felt good on this tempo although, I probably should have done a better job at warming up.
Wednesday – I really have no excuse here, except that I didn’t feel like doing anything. Sorry Coach!
Thursday – In my guilt, I made this a two-a-day on the bike. I did an hour on the trainer in the AM and then took a super tough spin class in the PM. NEVER judge an instructor on outward appearance. She kicked my butt.
Friday – My “long” run of six miles. It was nice out and I made sure I did negative splits on this run. It’s starting to come back but I need to log more miles.
Saturday – I volunteered all day at the Best Damn Race. I think passing out medals, loading water into bins, working as a fill-in MC, sprinting to a medical emergency (he’s OK, thank God!), pouring beer, and cleaning it all up after should count as a full workout.
Sunday – Oh boy, this was a tough ride for me. I planned on riding 42, but when Coach Steve was at the trail head without his crew and my crew were taking it a bit easy, I made the decision to ride with Coach. He cajoled me into 54 miles and I was toast.
Run 29 miles
Bike 211 miles
Swim 13 miles
Races Frogman 5K swim!
Current Reads I finished two books last month! Hooray! I read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was a bit listless for my liking and sad without any rays of hope. Basically, it was a big downer. I also read Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer, which, surprisingly, I loooooved. I haven’t picked out a new book yet so I better get on it because February is a short month!
Current Obsession HBO’s new series, True Detective. It’s perfect for the trainer because each episode is about an hour or a little over AND it’s so good. Dark and gritty. Exactly what you want from a detective show. Woody Harrelson AND Matthew McConaughey are amazing.
Current Song Macklemore “White Walls” It’s a total homage to old school caddies. Bernie Mac is smiling down on this one.
Current Need An end to daylight savings. I’m ready for long days. I don’t want to run in the dark anymore.
Current Triumph See those two books in one month and getting in 211 miles on the bike!
Current Bane of My Existence Whiners and complainers. Life is too short to be mad over small stuff. Smile and be happy you have friends, family, and your health!
Current Goal Get up to 25 miles per week in running.
Current Indulgence Hm. Don’t think I have one right now.
Current Blessings This Florida weather. It was gorgeous out yesterday. I even got to hang by the pool! I’m very lucky since a lot of the country is still on snow watch.
Current Excitement It’s my birthday month! I can’t wait to celebrate myself with friends and family!
Checking in on 2014 Goals I did great on the book reading. I tried two different strength training workouts, but neither will be my go-to. I did really well making dinner but only so-so on lunches. And my three days of cycling has been darn near perfect. I’d say I’m staying on track so far. Only 11 months to go! Ha!
How was your week? How was your month? Sticking to those goals?
Woot woot. It sounds like January was a perfecto month. Congrats on BDR! I hears it turned out great. 🙂
Yeah girlie! Get it on that bike!!
Can't wait to watch your progress!
Whoa to the bike!!
Matt just started watching True Detective and I am on the fence. What I cant believe is how different MM looks in the show.
Great training!! I'm dying to see True Detective, saw the preview for the first time last night.
Great job!!! I really need to start diving into books more! I just fall asleep when I start reading!! I agree with Daylight Savings….I'm ready for it to NOT be dark at 5!
Sounds like you really owned January – way to kick off a great year.
I set a very lofty goal this weekend and after my appt today with the podiatrist I'm thinking it won't happen. I'm trying to remember that 9 months from now is a long way off and I can meet mini-goals in the meantime.
Prodigal Summer is my favorite Barbara Kingsolver book. Good job in January.
you are off to a great start boB
Starting the year on the right foot I see! Love it!!!
So, since you have some of that amazing weather, care to send some up here? If not, can I borrow a blanket so I can sleep on your couch for a week?
Love your life of currents! So fun! I'm trying to read more, but usually end up either blogging or catching up on blogs 🙂 I'm with ya on daylight saving… oof.
Your 2014 is off to a great start!
Nice recap! Yay for lotz of miles!
I'm so glad you loved Prodigal Summer! 🙂
Way to go 54 with Coach; you are a beast.
You had a great month! Holy swim miles. I'm with ya on white walls, it's one of my songs I listen to before crossfit to get me in the zone. So jealous of your weather. I'm ready for sun and warmth up here.