Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wrapping up February

February turned out to be a pretty good month for me.

I added 165.6 total training miles to my yearly total, which is now at 248.8 total yearly miles.
I also got my half marathon time under the 2:30 mark that I have been chasing for over 2 years. While I missed my weight loss goal, I still managed to lose a couple pounds during the month (actually 1.6 lbs for the month and 2.6 lbs for the year to date).

On non-training matters: I enjoyed last Saturday evening sampling BBQ at the cook-off competition. I had both some ordinary and some extraordinary BBQ, including what might have been the best ribs ever.
I also enjoyed watching many of the Olympic events over the last two weeks and am inspired by watching competition at those levels, whatever the sport.
Probably most important of all, I got a clean bill of health from my doctor on my annual checkup, with particular note made to the items that have improved over the last few years such as weight, fitness level, cholesterol, blood pressure,....

Now as I look forward to March it is time to take the training up a level to get ready for my late April Half Ironman.


Amanda said...

Wow - that's a lot of miles already this year. Way to go!

Congrats again on the awesome half marathon PR. I am very jealous - I've been chasing this same goal for 2.5 - 3 years now...Someday soon I hope!

Glad to hear that your annual checkup was successful as well. That's a big accomplishment and you should definitely be smiling about that one!

Rae! said...

Good mileage in! Yay for the pr and check up.
I hope training goes well for you this month.:)