Oh, February. Back to a time of normalcy for Americans. I hadn’t written my February running wrap-up yet, and it doesn’t seem right to combine February’s wrap-up with March’s, since March has been an extremely weird month as the world faces the threat of COVID-19.
I realize some countries were facing this before March, but it only really started to affect the lives of all Americans in March.
So, here’s how my February running went.
- I ran 123.15 miles. This included my last month of training for the Publix Atlanta Marathon.
- I made it to 10,000 lifetime miles. On Feb. 11, I hit the 10,000-mile mark with my running. I began tracking my annual mileage in 2011. So, I know I’ve run more than 10,000 miles, since I ran before 2011, but on Feb. 11, I hit that number with the miles I’ve tracked.
- I ran one race. This was the RRCA Club Challenge, where I had fun representing the Eastern Shore Running Club.
- I got to watch and cover the Olympic Marathon Trials. I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Atlanta and watch runners compete for spots on the U.S. Olympic Team — plus interview some of the D.C.-area participants for RunWashington. Read my recap here.
- I ran in some different places. These were the Blades trails, Snow Hill and the Sharptown bridge.
- I went to the gym three times. This didn’t quite hit my goal of four times per month, but I figured I could make it up. Now, gyms have been closed, so I don’t expect to make it up during March — but hopefully I will be able to during the rest of the year.
- I didn’t go to yoga at all. This is something else I’d like to change. Although yoga studios are also now closed, some are offering livestreams.