January started off fairly slow and picked up nicely and I am feeling much more like my old runner self these days! I feel motivated and ready to conquer the year.
I started the month with a couple small goals…get consistent and get stronger. I have accomplished them both. I stay inconsistent through the fall but ran just enough to keep myself in shape. I didn’t however focus on increasing mileage or running further than 5 miles at a time. January changed that.
First, I got consistent. Made sure I was running regularly and lifting as well. Making sure my body is strong is going well but I definitely could do better and I feel I am starting too.Second, I hired a coach. I talked to Kyle who I had worked with in 2016 and let him know what my goals were for the year. He is going to help get me there and do it safely. 🙂
Third, I signed up for some races. Making sure I had goals to reach. I am a little competitive so I am trying to not to worry about that…yet. 😉
Last but not least, I started running with people again. I had been running mostly solo since moving last July. January led me in new directions and I have made some great new runner friends and they are more than inspirational and amazing.
So January in numbers….
Workout days: 19/31
Longest run: 11 miles
Shortest run: 1 mile
How do you stay motivated?