I'm happy to report that I did, in fact, finish out my goal of doubling my original goal and I ended up with 40 miles of running in the month of January! I actually finished the goal by running for a solid 4 miles on Wednesday, muchto my surprise and delight. So happy my husband told me to push myself and run a 4 miler instead of breaking it up into 2 two-milers. He always encourages me to push myself to places I have never been and the result was such pride so I have him to thank for his support and faith in me that I sometimes don't have.
My eating habits have been less than stellar. I think I started to get into a sort of rut because although I was eating right and running every other day, I am not losing any weight at all. I can feel the changes in my body but the frustration over the numbers was getting me down. I am trying to regroup and change things up, shake them up a bit. I am going to try to change my routines and run every other day and the other days, focus on weights. That is what really helped me last time I lost 20+ pounds. When I added in regular weight training, the weight started to really come off. I only have like ten or so pounds to lose so it's not a huge number but I have a goal and I want to reach it so I am determined to do what I need to.
I signed my son up for his first 5k for the year at the end of March...he is 12 and is in a running club at school so they are required to do at least one 5k. We did this one last year and it is a good course, so I am doing this one too again this year. It will be my first actual 5k, unless I decide to do another local one on the 16th of March. I am doing a lot of virtual 5k's but I'd like to do more outside running and I have to admit, I do enjoy getting those t-shirts and bibs or medals.
I received two medals the other day from Virtual Run Queen. One is for the run I did on my birthday and the other is for the Shamrock Shuffle next month. I love the bling! I can't wait to collect more medals throughout the year. I do also save the bibs from 5k's because I just love the way they look and it's a great reminder of my efforts.