January

So close!

January was only 4.7 miles off my highest mileage month ever (last March) coming in at 271.4 miles!

While I definitely considered going out on that second run tonight to get me over into the new monthly high, I just decided that I would rather save those 5 miles for February.  I have a feeling February is going to be right there too and with it being a short month, it needs the extra mileage help.  So instead of moving my planned double to today, I am eating crackers in my pajamas blogging and getting ready for tomorrow’s run.

But back to the monthly recap…

I always like January.  It’s “cold” (well it usually is, I think Mother Nature missed the memo and cold being relative to California), it’s a fresh start to a new year and it’s the month I was born… which means cake!   

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I started off January with a trail half marathon with Chris and with finishing up a 12 day social media sabbatical.   

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Then ran a beautiful 22 mile trail race the next weekend.  I also ran a 21 and 23 miler in January… that helped boost the miles!

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I recapped December, 2011, and listed out my goals not just for 2012.

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I celebrated saying goodbye to my 20’s with a run with the best friends a girl could ask for.

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I said hello to my 30’s with an excessive amount of wine and cupcakes.

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Scott Dunlap 

I ran another race – this time a half marathon, the day after a 23 miler, which is my biggest back to back weekend yet. 

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I finished off the month totally in love with running and ultra training and hungry for more.

Definitely a good way to start off 2012.

How was your January?! 

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22 Responses to January

  1. Katie January 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Umm 271 miles?! You are my hero! I only managed to do 33 this month because my body hates me and I’m pretty sure it would NEVER survive the amount of mileage you do. I would be amazed if I could complete a full marathon without breaking. What are your secrets to staying uninjured?

  2. Sandy January 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    That’s a lot of miles! How do you stay injury free with that much running? I would be dead!! Great job!!

  3. Ali January 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Awesome! Sooo jealous of your running talents and motivation to get your ass up that early for your runs before work.. :) ps… If your ever up in the northbay we should get a crew of ladies together for a good trail run or I should invest in a running lesson from you lol. I def could use some trail running skill… Or i should say, running skills in general ;)

  4. Alyssa January 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    I love how you love this month, and I love this month for you. My mind just exploded.

  5. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy January 31, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    Nice work, Aron! Some awesome running going on in your world.

  6. abbi February 1, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    That’s a jam-packed January and looks like it was a lot of fun as well!

  7. macnic February 1, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    What a great month! Great photos!

  8. Kristen (inspiredbydooce) February 1, 2012 at 6:03 am #

    Honestly? My January felt like survival mode for a lot of days. The grey weather brought me down a bit and I had a hard time with motivation for the first half. But- I think I’ve got my mojo back and I’m ready to tackle February and make it my b*#ch.

    I’m in awe of the miles you’re able to put in and very jealous of where you get to run! And I think you started your 30s the best way possible with your wine and cupcakes :)

  9. Robin Johnson February 1, 2012 at 6:14 am #

    What a great month! Only good things to come! http://www.dashingdiva.net

  10. Morgan February 1, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    You definitely kicked off 2012 and your 30′s on the right foot (feet) with a great month of running! Bring on February!!!!!!!!!

  11. Page February 1, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    I feel like I can literally feel your January happiness!!

  12. danielle February 1, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    wow that is an insane month!! so awesome :) welcome to the 30′s, and what a way to start… mmmmm cupcakes!

  13. katie February 1, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    you’re on fire, girl!

  14. Denise February 1, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    if the rest of the year goes like jan did…watch out! great way to kick off the new year!

  15. Amanda - RunToTheFinish February 1, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    adoring the enthusiasm!! you definitely have me excited to get my mileage back up as I am finished with marathon recovery!

  16. Rena @ milehogger.blogspot.com February 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    It’s so awesome that your body can take such a high mileage. Hopefully I’ll get there sometime.

  17. kristen February 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    I was curious to see what decision you made about those few miles :) Glad you saved them! #priorities

  18. marlene February 2, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    What a super awesome month!!! Love all the running AND celebrating. Who could ask for more?

    Something tells me those all-time monthly mileage stats are going to be CRUSHED.

  19. Christine February 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Amazing!!! Can’t wait to see how your February goes. You are on a run!!

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