OK, February is now officially over, after having an extra bonus day–I’m looking at you, Leap Day! Thanks for giving me an extra day to give me a total of 87 FREAKING MILES for the month.
Like seriously, how did that even happen? February was far and away my highest mileage month ever, and it’s crazy to think that the next few months will continue to build on that. What even is this?
All in all, February was a good month for training. I continue to be happy with Coach Suz, with The Plan, and with my overall performance. I could stand to be doing more yoga and rolling more often, but generally, I’m feeling pretty good about this whole marathon thing.
Things outside of running have been more challenging. We still only have one car, so getting to the gym, spin, or rehearsals can be dicey. And forget about just dashing out to do some errands after work, or on a Saturday. We’ve been borrowing cars and carpooling as much as possible, but…
I’ve had my own car since I was 18, and I’m used to the freedom and independence of having my own vehicle. I hate being dependent on other people to get where I need to go, and Ben’s Nordic schedule has been totally unpredictable, so I never know if I’m going to be able to get where I need to be on time. Ben and I also haven’t been seeing much of each other lately because we’re both so busy, which obviously sucks. Now I know how he feels when I’m really busy with a show!
The good news is, Nordic Ski season is over after this week, which means that Ben will be home each evening in time for me to take the car wherever I need to go, whether that’s the gym, rehearsal, or just running some freaking errands for once. And of course, it will be nice to be able to spend more time together. Maybe eat dinner together more than once a week. You know, actually be a couple or something like that.
We’re also working on getting our meal planning and cleaning situation figured out, because the last few months have been rough on that score too. Our apartment is in a shambles, and we’ve been eating like a couple of garbage bins. It’s bad. I feel like nutrition is the one aspect of my marathon preparation that I just don’t have a handle on right now. There are a lot of contributing factors, but I’m working on it. I still have a post brewing on that, but it’s a little ranty and negative, so I haven’t quite found the courage to hit “publish” yet.
So while February was a great month for running, I’ll be happy to say goodbye, and welcome March with open arms.
How was your February?