Today's TOTR topic is grading your running month. I wanted to check in anyway since it's the last day of January, and I actually did track all my miles this month. Since today is Tuesday, I have one more run today, then I'll have the final total. Currently, my January miles are 25.3. I lost some days due to the NYE holiday, but I also lost some running time around my grandmother's memorial service. I don't normally talk about the really personal stuff, but I know last year I mentioned her failing health was one reason I started job searching in Colorado. She passed away New Year's Day, but I don't hold that against 2017. This started in 2016, and 2016 can just go... A-hem. At least she was able to see everyone before Christmas, and her health took the last downturn after the holiday.
I also didn't do as many miles because it was a waiting game to get my medical card so I could see a chiropractor. As I mentioned yesterday, I had my first appointment here yesterday afternoon. She started looking at my whole kinetic chain, and there's good news and bad news. The good news is she said my lateral strength is pretty good, so all that PT and PT exercises at home are working. The bad news is there's yet more issues to work out. Grrrr. I have my next appointment on Thursday so we can tackle these. She's had ITBS before, and knows exactly what I'm dealing with.
Week 1: 3.1 miles
Week 2: 8.25 miles
Week 3: 5.85 miles
Week 4: 8.1 miles
If I missed a run, and only ran twice during a week, my mileage was obviously smaller. I want to get more consistent now that February looks more stable, and get 3 runs in per week.
I did strength training 10+ days, and I did bike 3 times during the month. I am trying to get more non-running cardio, but it seems the bike is sacrificed for more strength training. I need to move that training down to the fitness center, but I can watch TV at home while I do my exercises...
In all, I'd give January a solid B.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.