Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January rewind ...

Well, January is officially over and my favorite day of the year is quickly approaching. My 29th birthday is next Monday. The 7th. Write it down. Start shopping. Get ready to celebrate.

Now that we've got that out of the way, here is my recap of January 2011 ...

Miles Planned/Miles Ran: 193/193.96

Rest Days Planned/Rest Days Taken: 9/8

Highest Mileage Week: 1/24-1/30: 51.5 miles

Long Runs Planned/Long Runs Completed: 4/4

Current Book: I just finished Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald, which was sent to me by Marlene. Here I am reading it with Dilly (she's looking to lean up too).

I loved it and have since passed it along to G. Once she is done, it will be making its way to running: the dawn.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I am addicted. And it's pathetic. If there is an open box in our pantry, I am eating a handful (or 12) every time I walk by. I easily eat a box every two days. So sad.

Current Colors: Lime and Pink

Current Drink: V8 - Love that Stuff

Current Song: F*$! You - Cee Lo Green

Current Triumph: My 1:15:41 finish at the Frostbite 15K. The 8:07 overall pace was a HUGE confidence boost headed into the Princess Half Marathon later this month.

Current Goal: Disney. Sub 1:55. Enough said.

Current Blessing: Pretty much everything. And I don't take that for granted.

Current Excitement: Did you already forget that my birthday is NEXT MONDAY?!?! It's pretty much a national holiday and should be respected as such ...

2011 Goals - Status Update:

Personal:
  • Clean up my diet - I have lost 3 of the 6 pounds I gained over the holidays and I have been religiously tracking my calories on SparkPeople.com. Thus far - SUCCESS.
  • Eat no more than 25 cupcakes - As of January 31st - 2 cupcakes eaten.
Financial:
  • Pay off our consumer debt by the end of the year - We've set up a strict cash budget and have been sticking to it quite well. We're on the right track.
  • Spend $0 on clothing - As of January 31 - $0 spent.
Running:
  • Run 2,000 miles - As of January 31 - 193.96 miles run.
  • Run a sub 1:55 half marathon - Next race - 2/27, Disney Princess Half.
  • Take 30+ minutes off my marathon - Next race - 3/26, National Marathon.

32 comments:

Rene' said...

I have been using Spark since you wrote about it.
Love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Yummy, Yummy! A box lasts a day in our house and I am probably the one eating it.
Excited for your birthday, I am like you I LOVE MY BIRTHDAY!!! in fact I love birthdays in general. It is the one day of the year it is about you!

BeePie said...

Well, we'll be the same age... I've been 29 for years now ;)
Great job on sticking with your resolutions and keep up the good work!

Kortni said...

Congrats on almost 200 miles in one month. I just broke a 100 for the first time and was super excited about that.

Happy early Birthday! Love, love, love bdays as well.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Twenty-five cupcakes a month, you're doing great. HA

Jogging with Fiction said...

my birthday is two days before yours and i'm super psyched too! happy early birthday!

Allie @ The Constant Pursuit said...

I bet you take more than 30 minutes off that PR... you're going to crush your spring races!

Jodi H said...

What a great month you had! I love the picture of you and Dilly! Happy birthday to you on Monday..now how do we send you gifts if we don't have your address LOL. You are going to rock a sub 1:55 I just know it!! Oh and on the cupcake front, I was looking at the Austin marathon website (I'm running the half there in a few weeks) and there is a cupcake shop at the finish line area! Yummy!!

The Jesse said...

ive been reading your blog for a while now, i'm not sure if ive ever commented or not but i wanted to say 1) happy early b-day, 2) ive got that book, racing weight, on my to-read list for this year and i hope i get to it sooner rather than later & 3) congrats on an awesome month and start to a new year!

Carly said...

My birthday is on the 11th. Maybe we can have a bloggy birthday party! :-)

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Wow, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and V8. Hmmm...I bought some V8 this month and am trying to drink it. I like tomato soup and that's what it tastes like, but I am struggling.

I'm kind of jealous that you are going to get the sub 1:55 before me...I'll get over it.

Emily said...

impressive month! my cereal addiction is peanut butter puffins. A box lasts approximately 12 hours in my house.

I'm pulling for that sub 1:55! I think it would be the perfect way to celebrate turning 29!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you're doing AWESOME!

And I love that you used the pink and green colors! :)

Cynthia said...

I don't have to work next Monday so your bday must be a holiday then! :)

You are do awesome and looks like you are on track to meet all your goals!

Aimee said...

I love these posts! Their always so fun to read!
Happy early birthday! Yay!!

Runners Fuel said...

Looks like a great month! Congrats on the mileage!

the dawn said...

can't wait! and just in time. i did not like what i saw on the scale this morning...

Kristen said...

Um, Cinnamon Toast Crunch isn't going to help you lean up towards racing weight. Just saying. ;) Happy early birthday!

Rae said...

I love cinnamon toast crunch. It is so good. I also love V8. My Nana and Papa always had the tiny cans when I was little. :)

You did awesome on your January!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Hey how do I get on the list to get that book?? Lord knows I am ABOVE my Racing Weight :)

you WILL dominate that PR!

Pam said...

Mmmmmmm... V8. The hot and spicy kind. With a little celery salt, cumin, a few olives, and some vodka.

Oh yeah.

Hannah said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic month! And an exciting upcoming month with a BIRTHDAY!

Your girls are just darling! They make me smile. As do you!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You have done a fantastic job with your goals!! The pic of you and Dilly is adorable--so photogenic!!

That book is on my to read list.

Happy Early birthday!!!

Katie said...

awesome month. get ready to crush that PR!!

Marlene said...

Thanks for passing along the book - awesome!!

It was a great month and somehow I know February will be better!!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love recaps! Great job on your goals. You are one disciplined woman!

Morgan said...

Great start of the New Year girl! Can't wait to see you rock that Half!!!

Meredith said...

Awesome month!!! My jaw dropped at your 193.96 miles, but then I took a step back, admired and left inspired. Your goal is twice that of mine so I'll totally take my 88.75 miles for January!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Another great month in a year that sounds like it is right on track for you and the family.

I will not be surprised by all the new PRs you set this year. I think you were phoning it in before (heehee). But seriously, I know you are going to make great pace strides this year.

25 cupcakes is barely enough!

Colleen said...

I love your monthly recaps! - so inspiring!

And happy early birthday. Mine is Saturday! Yay for February birthdays!

Christine said...

Good job on achieving all your goals in January. Almost 200 miles, that is amazing!!!!

Rachel said...

Totally copied this on my blog. Too sick and tired to be original!

Stefanie D. said...

I need to stay away from those cupcakes too. Geez. lol.