February Goals

Wow — I seriously don’t know where this week has gone! Or this month — can’t believe it’s almost February! January really flew by for me. I’m not sure if it’s because I have been getting used to a new schedule this month or what, but seriously — where has the time gone this month??!

January Goals
Get back on the running schedule – start training for March half marathon. Fit in my long runs — made it up to 11 miles for longest run this month. I’d like to get to maybe 15 before the Shamrock’n Half.
Do speedwork once a week in running. Did not do well with speedwork at all this month. I probably only did one day of speedwork. So, this is staying in my goals list for February. Instead — I did a lot of plyometrics workouts (via P90x)
Try to get to the pool at least 3 times this month: Actually did GREAT with swimming. Went once a week, and have more swimming on tap for February. I have really been enjoying this.
Finalize your spring race schedule. I think my schedule is pretty firmed up. Lots of races scheduled! Check it out here.

February Goals
Do speedwork once per week in running
Try out running one day per week over lunch
Keep doing core, hip and glute strengthening exercises — at least twice per week
Stretch for a few minutes every day
Focus on posture during the day (stop hunching over at the computer)

I told TorontoRunner that I wore a super bright workout shirt this week like she did last week (yep, on just a regular day too, not even for working out) and she asked me to post it. So, here it is:

Need your sunglasses for that one? Loving the neon pink! 🙂 I wore it with a sweet chevron BIC band — but unfortunately didn’t get it in the photo. Next time for sure.

I’m so sore today from my P90x workouts this week! Had to do two days in a row rather than every other day because Ryan and I were tired from our bike ride this Sunday. Oops! At least we are listening to our bodies, right? I’ll be giving you an update on my first month of the workouts soon — keep an eye out for that.  

4 thoughts on “February Goals

  1. TorontoRunner

    You look GREAT! i love it!
    I'm not sure where January went either..that is just crazy, already a month into 2013?!

    Love your Feb. goals – especially the one about posture. I have to remind myself some days too.
    also, I'm jumping on your speedwork goal – I think I did one or two days in January only, not good!

  2. Nadiya

    Those are some great goals. I'm with you on the posture one! It's really something that you sometimes need to actively focus on but the pay offs are amazing 🙂 I heard that yoga helps with posture and makes you a bit taller as a result (because you're straightening our your spine).

  3. Kristen L

    haha — thanks!
    Maybe we should come up with a weekly “punishment” if we don't do our speedwork this month. Extra planks, burpee's or pushups? What do you think?

  4. Kristen L

    Yeah, I really think it could help me a lot. I work in a public computer lab, so it is hard to have the desks and chairs “fit” me well — But I think at least a focus on posture I will be really helpful for me.


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