Thursday, March 1, 2012

February 2012 in the Rearview Mirror

February was a REALLY good month, with really nice weather, relatively free from injury (only a minor instep issue), and the marathon at the end of the month. With my first marathon now behind me, I'm looking forward to easing back into my running, and selecting my next race.

Here is what the month looked like...

Activity   Time Total   Distance Total (in miles)
Running 16:58:21 114.08
Walking 3:39:43 15.48
Cycling 2:29:21 37.12
Elliptical 2:00:00 9.57
Overall Total 25:07:25 176.25

For the 100x challenge (400 pushups in February), I completed the month with 650 pushups, and an every other day habit that is forming. In the middle of the month, I put together my power rack and added some pull-ups on the alternate days. I don't know where I'll go with this, but it does provide some good additional upper body work. The monthly challenge for March is supposed to be 100 minutes of planks, so adding this to the pushup / pullup mix should be interesting.

As a part of the New 2 You Cross-Training Challenge, I tried Yoga classes for the first time, and unfortunately I'm sort of hooked (at least for now). What I thought might end up having me attend one or two classes, had me attending six classes. Now that the lower cost trial period is over, I'll have to fork over some bucks to continue. Oh well, I wasn't that addicted to eating anyway (just kidding).

For the second month in a row, I also reached a new high monthly running mileage total since I started running last summer, at 114.08 miles!

Happy Running Everyone !!!


  1. You had a great month! Congratulations!

  2. Great month and again a great job at your Marathon! It's great when things go right and you meet and even exceed what you thought you could do. Your hard work and training paid off and will continue to do so.

  3. Good month, Michael....but your marathon tops it all! WOW!!!!!

  4. You did have a great month! And great pic from your marathon - smiling at Mile 22? Fantastic!

    You did much better with the push-up challenge than I did - I'm hoping to redeem myself with planks!

    1. I'm going to have to really work at the planks. I thought it would be pretty easy (or relatively so) since I had built up a little strength during the pushup challenge, but getting ahead of the curve for this month is going to be a real challenge.

      Three minutes a day (every day) with another seven minutes thrown in during the month sometime doesn't "sound" all that tough...maybe it will get easier !