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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How'd February Go?

Monthly Miles Ran: 271.80 (Year total: 568.1)

Rest Days Taken: 0
The Streak: February 28th was Day # 295 of the streak 2419.2 miles,

401 Runs ~ ave. 8.2 miles per day/ 57 miles per week
Highest Mileage Week: 2/07 - 2/13 &; 2/21 - 2/27 (DM Weeks) 80 miles

Races: None, so sad.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Homemade Dark Chocolate Granola Bark

Non-food Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
all things compression!

For those who have these or similar, I'd love to hear your experience from wearing them on long runs.  My longest with them is 15 and I am considering wearing them on the 50k.  Your thoughts?

Which Outfit did I Wear the Most:
I must admit that this is only because it's hanging in the laundry room from being washed so I simply don't get something new.  But I do really like it's brightness!

What We Are Watching: Karate Kid 2010 (which should be Kung Fu Kid)
Funniest Kid Quote:  LBM has the bad habit of playing really hard as it hitting everyone and everything with toys.  I have been working on getting him to understand that it is not okay to hurt others.  Spanking and "the corner" just doesn't seem to sink in for LBM.  Following another episode of hitting ME, I pretending to cry and tell LBM that he had hurt me.  His solution, simply:
"...sawrey momma.  Heres ban'aid. (smooch on my leg where he hit me)  You all bettra' now.  See? No bled.  Go play." 
Hummm.  Who's the mommy?


Current Triumph:  Building more kid active playtime into our daily routine.


Current Goals
Personal:  To shut up and listen more
Running/Fitness: Prepare for my March Ultras (first on this Saturday!)

Current Blessing: Army son will be home in a few weeks

Current Excitement: I am # 62 on the wait list for The Bull Run Run 50 miler Lottery

Current Concern:  Being # 62 on the wait list for The Bull Run Run 50 miler Lottery


How did your February days add up?


  1. wearing something straight out of the laundry means one less thing to put away!

  2. Another amazing month! I want both of your current indulgences. Can't wait for your ultras! You are going to do great!

  3. you are amazing - I can't wait to hear all about your ultras...

    LBM cracks me up - love it!

  4. Homemade Dark Chocolate Granola Bark sounds yummy, I can see how it could become a Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure. That quote from LBM is so funny...sounds like you taught him well!

  5. What a month! Your mileage just blows me away. Good luck and have fun at your upcoming ultra!!!

  6. My February pretty much sucked - oh well. You're doing some amazing miles and I continue to be in awe!!

    Oh gosh I remember those hitting days...so glad your little bug man is very compassionate :).

  7. Another awesome month girl! You area going to rock the ultra's!!!

  8. Your streak is reaching an amazing length! And 80 miles/week. Awesome. I am definitely envious of that.

  9. I wore capri compression tights when I did my marathon and had no problems with them. I really think they helped hold tired old legs together and kept them going.

  10. How do you do it??? That is serious time and mileage!!

  11. your february was fabulous!!! you are so awesome! thank you for the motivation.

  12. Thanks for your note! I'm just on the other side of the state from you :) I did my first trail ultra last year and instantly fell in love. I'm pretty focused on adventure racing right now, but can't wait to tackle more ultras in the next couple years. I've looked at the Bull Run Run a couple times, and have heard great things about it. Here's hoping that 62 slots out is enough to get you in!

  13. Hope you get into Bull Run!! I seriously hope to run that some day :) Maybe when the kiddos are older?! Happy Wednesday!

  14. I am running a marathon on Sunday, but after reading your post I feel like a total slacker.

    Happy Running,