January Recap (& TOTR)


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Cannot believe that the first month of 2017 is over already (and that Donald Trump is now the President)!!

Anyway, here’s how January went:

Weekday Runs:

We’ve been lucky and it’s hasn’t been cold or snowy of a January or a winter. So I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home.

I ran mostly at UAlbany (near work). It’s easier than driving to run. But I’ve been getting bored and have been also running in the town where I live.

I ran mostly alone. Barbara was still injured. Alyssa was busy until the last half of the month.

It’s definitely more fun running with friends. I hope I get to do that more next month.

Long Runs:

They have begun.  They are not double digits yet but it’s coming.

Total Mileage:

I ran 85 miles so far this month – an improvement over last month (69).  .Although last January, I ran 101.

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Races:

I ran three races this month – 3.5, 10k, 15k. They were all free and part of the HMRRC Winter Series.

I was generally happy with how they all went. I won my age group in the 3.5 miler and the 10K and 15K were just fun training runs.

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Cross Training:

I still play tennis (indoors, of course.) I am scheduled to play two Tuesdays a month but do get called to sub on some of the other weeks.

I NEVER went at all to work out at the gym but I did plank a few times at home!

I did walk almost every day at lunch for 30 minutes – Either around the outdoor shopping mall or to get a Starbucks coffee.

Other News:

I signed up for three more Half Marathons – April and October are with other ladies (Girls Weekend!!).  We even have our hotel rooms booked.

  • Shape Women’s Half Marathon – April 30 in NYC
  • Steel Rail Half Marathon – May 21 in Adams, MA
  • Wineglass Half Marathon – October 1 in Corning, NY

January was not an especially busy month.

I attended a post-inauguration march where I live.  It was a great experience. Though, I wish that I had gone to NYC or Washington. 

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We had a surprise 70th birthday party for one of my tennis friends.

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I got to see a few more moviesLion, LaLa Land, Hidden Figures and Twentieth Century Century Women.  I loved Lion and Hidden Figures.   All the good ones seem to come out before Oscar time.

Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

Looking Ahead:

My next half marathon is March 5 in Florida where I will be visiting a few friends.

I only have a few races coming up. Things slow down around here in the winter.

This is my list so far for the next 2 months:

  • 2-04-17 – Polar Cap 4m
  • 2-12-17 – HMRRC Winter Series #5 10m
  • 3-05-17 – Treasure Coast Half Marathon (in FL)
  • 3-11-17 – Runnin’ of the Green (4m)
  • 3-26-17 – Shamrock Shuffle (5m)

No monthly goals.

This motto worked for 2016 so I’m sticking with it in 2017!


Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for

Today’s Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.

I’d say a B+

What do you think?

Happy Running! How did your January turn out? Anything exciting planned for February?  What grade would you give your running month?

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9 thoughts on “January Recap (& TOTR)

  1. Great job! I’m right around a B+ as well. I did well in my running, but was sometimes just getting the miles in. Which is OK sometimes! On deck for February is upping the intensity… I’d really like to break 2 hours this year and need to start working on being speedier in my long runs!

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  2. It looks like you had a great month! 85 miles for the month is awesome, and those races with your running club sounded like a fun time. This weekend will be my first double-digit run in quite some time…I’m excited but a little nervous!

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