Today was poopish. I missed my workout because I was entirely too up in my own head. That was a fail.
I made poor food choices. Fail.
I fell asleep on the couch after I got the kids from school. Fail (only a 'fail' because I spent most of the day on the couch; I had no reason to sleep again.).
Husband agreed to handle dinner (he made hummus and had a platter of Greek cheese and olives, veggies and pita) and while he did that, I responded to some blog comments. I have a new peep in a tiny box (Hello, New Peep in Tiny Box). And she had this Daily Mile widget that I was able to click on so I could get my own.
Using a combination of my handwritten journal and Training Peaks, which is how I keep my coach in the know, I entered all my workouts into the widget and BLAM-O! 123 miles this month (see it? right there to your right --->)!
I know there are people out there who are training way harder than I do, but I'm damn proud of my 123 miles. I've been very diligent about my biking and running workouts. With a marathon 14 weeks away, I can't skip my runs. And with the bike establishing residency in my living room thanks to the Blackburn Tech Fluid Trainer, it's hard to justify skipping a bike workout. Plus, I have to crawl over the damn thing every time I want to get past the couch and into the dining room.
It's not to be ignored.
The pool, with the chlorine, and the freaks, and my brain... meh. I gotta work on that!
So, I didn't hit the nail on the head for all of my 2012 Goals but I did make some decent strides.
January 1 through January 31:
Workouts: 15.6 hours / 123 miles. This should have been a little closer to 24+ hours, but the kids were still on vacation the first full week of January, so I only ended up getting to Run Club that first week. I'm confident I'm building to 6 hours a week and more ... I can make up these missed hours. Or throw out Week #1!
Knitting: 17.65 hours (1,059 minutes). Based on wanting to knit 6 hours per week, this number should have been a little more than 24 hours, but I really made an effort to knit several times a week. I'm on the path. And I need to change my project. That silver scarf is starting to make me crazy.
Blogging: 37 posts, once I post this. I wanted to shoot for 4 per week. I'm way ahead of schedule on this one. But it feels like therapy, so I'm just gonna keep on writing.
New Music: I closed my eyes and picked out a Talking Heads CD I never really invested in: True Stories. Since most of my music is listened to while I'm schlepping kids, I brought the CD down to the car mid-month (I was focused on knitting and blogging and working out! I had forgotten the music goal!) and have given it some time. "Love for Sale" and "Radio Head" are among my faves; the extended version of "Wild, Wild Life" is amazing. I'd usually skip to that track when I'm on my way to get the kids so I can play it as loud as the speakers can handle (Daughter complains if the music is too loud; my 11-year old Daughter has the tolerance and sensitive ear drums of a 97-year old woman).
I didn't commit this one to memory, as I was supposed to have done. So this will stay in the rotation for February, in addition to another CD, most likely by a different artist. Might start working some Bowie.
My year-long art project, so far, is a bust. I may actually have to order some shoes or sweat pants from Victoria's Secret so I can get their annoying catalogs again. I'm not sure if a neighbor is taking them, but I've only gotten one all season. I used to, easily, get 15 a month.
Not on the "Goals" post, but other things I'm happy about:
- I got a new client (or, a former client has come back and asked for my help).
- I've been sober a helluva lot more this month than I have in awhile (I'm more or less sticking to a no-drinking Monday thru Thursday rule*) .
- I'm not just pinning recipes on Pinterest: I'm making them, too!
- I managed the shit out of our January budget: it's usually our trickiest month of the year and I kept all of us in check.
- I signed up for the Marathon!
- And not remotely a written goal, I've Netflixed Dog The Bounty Hunter from Season 1. I'm currently on Season 4. My relationship with the Chapman clan grows stronger every day.
At 2 pm, I felt awful for wasting the day away. I had three friends (including my coach, who did not ream my ass for missing my swim) tell me that some days, are okay to do nothing. I thought they were all full of shit, because good days to me are those that are spent being really productive or intentionally relaxing (like a day of tv and knitting and snuggling).
It's 7 pm now, and I feel like I could have added maybe a 1/2 mile to my training and maybe another 60 or 70 minutes to my knitting but you know what? Fuck it.
I'm pretty happy with Month 1 of 2012.
I'm pretty happy with Month 1 of 2012.
And I can still make up those swims this week. I've got 123 miles saying I can do it.