February flew by! It’s hard to believe it’s March, and spring is just around the corner. The first two months of 2016 have definitely not been the most normal for me, in terms of running. In December, I set out with a goal to run 1100 miles this year, as well as a handful of other goals. With a low mileage month in January, as well as a low mileage month in February, I’ve rethought a lot of my goals, and I will write more about that on Thursday.
February started out with a doctor’s appointment, and I was told that my knee is structurally ok, and I’ve been seeing the chiropractor pretty regularly to work on strengthening muscles that aren’t activating and working on getting stronger to be able to build up my mileage. Because I couldn’t run as much the first two months of the year, I’ve been cycling a lot, and I’ve really been enjoying it.
I had a race in February, my first of the year. Amy and I ran the Kickoff 5k, which was a 5k around Arrowhead Stadium, on Super Bowl Sunday. We volunteered this race last year, so it was a fun experience to both volunteer and run it. My race recap is here.
I ran with the KC Running Co. Groupies 5 times in February, including a fun Leap Day run in Martin City. Michelle even came to one of the Groupie runs, which was a ton of fun! There were so many nice evenings for runs in February; it was even 75 degrees one day!
Mom and Dad came to town for a weekend, and we all went to a cycle class on Saturday, which was tons of fun! Mom and I ran then on Sunday, and Dad biked along with us, which was great! We saw some deer and a pretty woodpecker and enjoyed the perfect February weather.
I even got Amy to come to one of my cycling classes, and then when we tried to run after, I tripped off the sidewalk and skinned my elbow pretty bad. I’m really graceful like that.
All in all, February was a good month as far as being active. I wish I could have run more, but with cycling and running, I think I did pretty good! I took lots of classes, ran pretty consistently, though each run was shorter than I would have preferred. Looking forward to March, I have only one race, the Whiskey Run 5k. Like I said earlier, I’m going to write about my goals and my thoughts about those goals, on Thursday. How did your February go? Did you workout or rest on your extra day?
Running: 18 runs totaling 56 miles.
Cycling: 10 cycling classes, totaling 9 hours of cycling, 117.5 miles.
Longest Run: 5 miles, Feb. 14.
Races: Kickoff 5k.