February Month In Review

Feb Mileage:  Bike: 14.03 miles / Swim: .91 miles / Run: .25 miles

Wow, so by the numbers this was a super light month.  What it doesn’t show is that I ended the Tour of Sufferlandria at the end of Jan, and then sprained my foot so I wasn’t able to do much for a week or two.  Add to that our trip to Hawaii and this was a really light month.  Good news is that my foot feels almost 100% again and this week is going to kick off my 1/2 marathon training plan.  I also got back in the pool for the first time yesterday in a long time, and was able to swim a 500 nonstop with only one 50 yard stretch of breast stroke.  I’m struggling to find a good time to get to the pool, their schedule is kinda messed up and it doesn’t really mesh well with mine at all.  I think I may add another column to the mileage chart for crossfit workouts since I’m not really tracking that and that’s a huge part of the story right now.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Diablo III…  Nothing to see here.  I swear…  Ok I’ll admit it, I’ve started loosely gaming again.  My buddy talked me into downloading the game and in the last couple of days I may have been up to like, 2am killing endless hordes of monsters.

Current Song: Lorde – Royals.  I dunno why but I’m really diggin this song right now.

Current Reads: I’m in the middle of Debt of Honor, another book in the Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy.  This is a huge book, like 800+ pages and its taking some time to get through.  Also I’m working on Primal Body – Primal Mind.  Its super science heavy but it explains why Paleo works and why the SAD (standard American diet, or western diet for that matter) doesn’t work.  If you’re interested in Paleo I’d highly suggest picking it up.  At the very least it will give you a refresher in your high school biology material.

Current Wish-List: The weather gods decided to tease me with three days blue skies and 60+ degree weather.  Ok can you guess what I’m going to say?!  Summer!  I’m so ready to board.  I’m almost to the point of actually trying snow boarding again.  Last time (in high school) that ended with me breaking 4 ribs.

Current Need: Some consistent tri training.  I feel like since I’ve adopted crossfit for strength/weight loss I’ve almost abandoned tri training all together, which is partly why I started this whole damn thing.  It’s super hard to balance all three with my jacked up schedule.  I HAVE to do a better job of this.  I just don’t know where I’m going to find the time.

Current Triumph: Two full months of no soda!  Ok well I did have one, but what was a mixed drink with whisky in it.  Besides that no pop whatsoever.  This is huge for me.  I’ve had a couple cravings but luckily I’ve been able to get over them with coffee, sparkling water, and lime/lemon water.  I need to try some teas, but I’m going to have to be careful with added flavorings etc.

Current Bane of my Existence: My foot.  Need I say more?  Its been four weeks and this stupid burpee sprain thing is still nagging at me.  I tried running on it the other day for the first time and it felt ok.  Not good, but ok.  I’ll work up slowly and see what happens.

Current Goal: Swim twice a week, run three times a week, bike twice a week, crossfit 3 days a week.  Thats my plan for the month.  I’ll post two weeks in with how I’m doing.

Current Indulgence: Dates.  They are my go to sweet snack right now and they are soooooooo good with almond butter.  Gotta cut them out as they are super high in natural sugar.

Current Excitement: My first tri is this month!  Ok so I’m actually pretty terrified, but it should be pretty easy since it’s an indoor tri.

Looking forward to March: I kinda hinted at it above, but with nothing on the books (traveling/time off etc) I really want to stick to my nutrition/workout plan and get in some good habits.  I need them after being out so much with injuries that last six months or so.

Sooo, how’d your February end up?!?!


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