I only managed to get on my bike trainer for 2 days. I biked 20 minutes the first time and 30 minutes the second time. In February, I need to aim for 4 days on my trainer - at least 1x per week.
I attended 5 bootcamps this month out of a possible 7. I missed one for a migraine hangover and 1 for another reason I can't remember but on that day I managed to get in a 6.18km run outside later that afternoon.
I ran for a total of 13 days out of 31. I did 7 runs on my treadmill which is shocking of itself for a total of 31.43km. I ran 30.52km outside when weather conditions allowed me to do so for a total of 6 runs. My total km ran both inside and outside was 61.95 which is my highest run total since July. Yes that's right, JULY!! I was like how is that possible, what happened in August - why did I only run 59.89km and then I remembered I spent the first week and a half tapering for my half marathon and then ran it and then my feet ached from my flawed shoes (IMO) and I barely ran after the race. And then well we all know what happened in September. Damn sprained ankle. Anyways, I was feeling pretty proud of myself for all of my handwork in January until I saw so many of my running friends posting how far they ran in January and I admit, I started to feel a bit defeated in their numbers. I mentioned this to Greg last night and he told me that running is a pure individual sport where you really can't compare your success to others. He said I need to focus on how far I have come since my injury and be proud of that progress and keep working towards my goal. He was right and I do feel proud of that 61.95km that I ran this month even if it is peanuts compared to others. We were all successful in what we set out to do this month regardless of km ran. I must keep that in mind. In January 2015, I ran 12.63km and in January 2016, I ran 42.11km so this is my best January ever by almost 20km!!!!!
My goal this year is to run 700km which when broken down is 58.33km ran per month so I am 3.67km ahead and I hope it stays that way throughout the year!!
This is the treadmill interval workout that I used each of the 7 times I ran on it this month. I never made it passed the 36 - 39 interval once any of those times. When I was running one of the intervals at the 9mph, I thought I broke my treadmill but it was just how I landed on the treadmill and it seemed to recover after that. I haven't ran this much on my treadmill since I first started running in November 2013. If you are looking for a good interval treadmill workout, I really recommend this one.
I completed only 5 home workouts, including the one shown below. I love working with kettle bells. I did 3 core workouts which is wayyyyy less then I would like so this is also something I would like to improve on this month going forward too. I found these really easy workouts to do after you wake up and before you go to bed that I saved. I managed to do the wake up one 2x and not once did I ever do the bedtime one hahahahaha. I haven't decided if I should keep this one on my activity tracker in my bullet binder or not haha.
So this concludes my January By The Numbers - Sweat Edition and although I have mentioned some areas that need improving in February, I am so happy with all the progress that I have made in this month. I worked really hard and it showed in all my numbers. Here's to an even better February!