February: done and dusted

I have to be honest. February is usually my least favorite month of the year. Even though it’s the shortest, it always feels like the longest to me. I’m not sure if it’s the weather, the let-down from the holidays, the lack of days off from work or what, but I don’t like it.

However, this year was different and it actually was one of the best months I’ve had in a long time!

I started off with a bang visiting my BFF Julie in California. I had been looking forward to this trip since she moved there more than a year ago! She wrote a blog post about our visit and it puts anything I would write to shame, so go check it out HERE. I adore her for writing this – here’s my favorite drawing she did:

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Thanks to Julie for this! We were dressed as twins almost the entire weekend – and we didn’t do it on purpose! 
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stole this from Julie’s Snapchat!

The rest of the month was filled with adventures, family and friends:  Sesame Street Live with Emily, soccer and basketball with Julia, a visit from our friends Joanna and Ben (and Ben’s daughters), an impromptu girls-only weekend in Chicago while Rob was out of town (It was in the mid-60s – what?!), and a fun concert with an 80s cover band with my sister-in-law!

Whew.

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Waiting to see Elmo!
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Chi-town – walking to Millennium Park
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at the Shedd Aquarium 
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Lincoln Park Zoo 
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Mega 80s concert

Oh and I guess I did some Ironman training too. I went through my stats today and after I finish my bike ride later, I’ll have logged the following since February 1:

  • Ran 65 miles
  • Biked 301 miles
  • Swam just shy of 19,000 yards (or about 11 miles, give or take)

Not too shabby. Coach Matt has given me some more challenging workouts as of late, with a lot of intervals while keeping my heart rate in check. It’s not easy, but I’m getting there and my body is adjusting a lot quicker than it did last year which it refreshing for me.

So now we’re facing March. I know my training will pick up more and I’m sure these stats will increase for the month. I’m a little nervous, but I’ve been able to weather the storm so far and somehow manage to fit it all in without disrupting life too much. I’m excited for college basketball, and we will head on spring break at the end of next month, most likely just to Florida but I may pull the trigger on a last minute cruise. We’ll see if the timing works!

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yuk yuk yuk (via Google)

Stay tuned for a new post in the next week or so, thanks to an inspiration from my Coeur teammate Kecia. She wrote in her blog (HERE) about her “why” and I found it very intriguing to come up with my own “why”.

Hope you had a good month – Cheers!

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “February: done and dusted”

  1. Oh my gosh!! I think I’ve run about 6 miles total since you left and had one 20 minute swim. Holy moly you’re amazing! Thanks of course for the shout out and the photo 😀 What a busy month; I’m tired just reading it!!

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