I feel like January flew by, and at the same time, the marathon seems so long ago. The other day, I looked at the marathon countdown I had set on my computer, and it had started counting up. 14 days since the marathon (now 18). I can’t believe it was that recently! It feels like forever ago.
And yet this explains why my sunburn is still slightly peeling and my blisters are… well, we won’t discuss the grossness that is my feet. Runners often have slightly unattractive feet. At least I still have all ten toenails!
All in all, I think we can call January a success. I finished the marathon. I haven’t said no to doing another one. I hit my goal of running at least 50 miles this month (a lot easier when one run covers more than half of the monthly goal), I’ve been biking a bit and I started swimming with Team Fight.
Still haven’t finished the training plan I’ve been claiming to work on, but I know where it needs to go and I’m continuing to ease in. No need to jump right into intense workouts and then find myself burning out midway through the season. I just have to make sure that I’m sticking with it.
February brings a couple of races – a local 5k and Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, for which I will be wearing an awesome costume. Should be a great month!