January has come and gone. Usually January feels like it has 100 days, it seems to drag on and on forever. I think it’s the fact that the end of the year is always so busy, so filled with parties, events, holidays, get-togethers, you name it. Once you get past New Years Day, it’s a long slog through the rest of the month. This year, January went pretty quick. We still had some of the wife’s family here until 1/10, then we had a half marathon that weekend, then a friend came to visit on 2/1 so January felt pretty short.
So how did my running go in January? Not good, not bad. I managed 15 total runs for 65 miles, which puts me on track for my goal of 750 miles this year. There were four weekends in January, and I did a long run on three of them: 8 miles, 13.3 for the half marathon, and 7 the following. I still missed a weekend, for which I really have no excuse other than laziness (and one too many beers Friday night).
I’d call the month a win, even with the caveats. Missing a long run can’t happen again (though it already has in February, and I’ve got a trip planned that’ll cause me to miss another) and I had an aborted run with some weirdness going on.
On to February!