Monday, February 28, 2011

12 Hours

For the last two weeks I have been in a winter-induced fog o' gloom. And I am sick of it. So I've put a time limit on it - 12 more hours. When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on March 1, 2011, I am going to turn my frown upside down and get all Pollyanna on winter's ass. So there.

My running has been a victim of the gloom (and the craptastic weather, and my 3 year old getting sick). But instead of focusing on all the things that completely sucked about February, let's practice Pollyannaing (not a word? oh well) and look at the good:

I biked 56 miles on the trainer (up from a big fat 0 in November, December, and January).

I swam 3 miles in the pool (up from 1.5 in January).

I worked out practically every day (only took 4 rest days, significant improvement over December and January).

Also, let's not forget the Packer's winning the Super Bowl.

See, there were some good things that happened this month. Sort of (just a little bit) takes the sting out of the measly 25 miles I ran.

16 comments:

Marlene said...

So February wasn't ALL bad... just mostly! I am just so over winter.

Awesome job on the workouts.

BRING ON MARCH!

Rose said...

February sounds like it's been awesome when it comes to workouts.

Cheers to a rad March!

B.o.B. said...

You go Pollyanna! LOL!

Glad you got your package - finally. :)

The Happy Runner said...

"...get all Pollyanna on winter's ass."

LOVE it!

DRog said...

Im prepared for the worst in MArch

Im mentally prepared to be shovelling more snow

we'll see if that approach helps!

D

Jess said...

Those all seem pretty good to me!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Pollyannaing ... ha! You're being a little hard on yourself - great job on working out all but 4 days!

Christine said...

You make me laugh! :) February wasn't too bad... only 4 rest days!? WOW

Richelle said...

March is here and it will be awesome! Spring is just around the corner!

Jeri said...

The Packers winning the superbowl is the equivalent of at least 200 miles running. So CONGRATS ON YOUR PERSONAL DISTANCE MONTH. :D

Beth said...

Way to have a positive attitude! Everytime we have a cold day, I think maybe this will be the last one. I'm ready for a warm up, too. Good job!

Elise said...

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Teamarcia said...

But it can always be worse right? If it makes you feel any better, you're not alone. Here's to a great March!

Katie A. said...

I bet you're busy! Just checking in and saying "hi!" Hope all is well!

Nicole Orriƫns said...

Good for you, for pulling yourself out of your funk! Winter can really get you down, but you sure kicked its ass.

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RunMommyRun said...

You must be one busy lady...hope all is well and you are enjoying running in capris!