I’m on a motivational kick – or high – right now. Or surge. Not sure what to call it, except that RUNNING is going well FINALLY. I get nervous that tomorrow it will tank again. But for today, I’m excited. And I’m motivated.
January was one of my best and most consistent months since I started keeping track of things. Every aspect of training has been going well. My legs are tired, but seem to be adjusting well to added volume.
I ran 111.5 miles for the month (to reach my goal of 1000 miles in 2012, I only need to run 83 miles/month). I did not take more than 1 consecutive day off. My pace is moving in the right direction. So yes, I’m encouraged! And excited!
I’ve also been asking myself what can I do to be a better runner? My aforementioned new running partner will help – she’ll push me and not let me dog it on our runs together. I am also trying to be more conscience of what I eat. With 3 kids, meal times can be crazy and I often don’t get a good breakfast or lunch myself while feeding them. I then tank in the mid afternoon and make poor decisions on what I do eat. I am working on eating a solid breakfast and lunch, to get the good calories, and to feel better as the afternoon progresses. Other thoughts are swarming through my head, but let’s take it 1 step at a time. January was good. Here’s to February being even better!