7 facts about my January running

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I passed the 100-mile mark on my long run today, Saturday, Jan. 31. (Vanessa Junkin photo)

It’s the last day of January, which means it’s time to wrap up my running for this first month of 2016.

  1. I ran 110.9 miles. I only did 16 runs in January, so this total was greatly increased by the fact that I did five long runs — a 10-miler, two 12-milers, a 15-miler, and today, a 17-miler.
  2. I’ve been training for the Shamrock Marathon. As noted above, I got in five long runs during January as part of my marathon training, along with other running. I’m hoping to add some speed work in February.
  3. My total was more than 100 miles. In order to make it to my 1,200-mile goal this year, I’ll have to run an average of 100 miles per month. Going over that in January gets me off to a good start!
  4. I did strength training twice. Since this was one of my goals for 2016, I definitely need to do more strength training. But I convinced myself to do Jillian Michaels’ “6-Week Six Pack” twice during January.
  5. I did a healthy eating/money saving challenge. See how that went in this blog post. 
  6. I lost about 4 pounds. From the first day of the month to today, Jan. 31, I lost about 4 pounds. As I mentioned in my last blog post, my weight stayed somewhat stagnant during the month, but I’m glad that it decreased a little.
  7. I blogged more. This is my 11th blog post of January, which is quite possibly the most posts I’ve ever written in a month on this blog. I’m hoping to keep up the blogging momentum into February.

Check out past monthly reflections here.


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