February is usually my least favorite month of the year but this year the record warmth made it so much more bearable. I also made some big changes to my workouts this month in the hopes of getting a kick start on the early triathlon season. I like the idea of giving myself a February report card of sorts for the month. So lets take a look and see how it went down.
February Report Card
I intentionally cut my running back this month to 2 days a week for 2 reasons. One, I was still dealing with some Plantar Fasciitus flare ups and wanted to see if I could knock it out before more intense tri training starts. Secondly, I was hoping to drop a few holiday pounds and and could burn more calories by doing longer cardio sessions vs shorter runs. It was not easy to miss group runs with my favorite running buddies but I have to say, my foot is feeling much better. I stuck to my 2 times a week running the whole month so I am going to give myself an A.
February usually means boring indoor bike rides but this year I was actually able to get outside on my bike 3 times. I don’t think that’s ever happened in February. I have also been doing longer bike rides on the spin bike and really getting a great foundation in place. I am giving myself a B because I need to work on the intensity of my rides more. There is also a local Saturday morning ride I know I would benefit from but I am too afraid to join. That’s my goal this month.
I had swimming 2x a week on my plan this month and I completed all of them. Right now I am building my endurance and will start adding in some speed drills next month. Grade A.
Cardio + Strength
I have been on a higher cardio and endurance building plan this month with cardio everyday and strength training 2x a week. I completed all of the workouts on my plan. I have been slacking a bit on stretching and rolling so I am giving myself a B here. I know better than to skip my stretching.
Fun & Fashion
Trying to do more social stuff! Last week a bunch of us went to Muse Paintbar. I am so not artsy but was able to pull off this fun painting. We thought the Cherry Blossom theme was perfect for our running group. It was great have Coco along with us too. Don’t miss our Ultimate Coffee Date link up tomorrow.
When it’s winter one day and summer the next, it’s hard to figure out what to wear. I am thankful to Fit Approach and Prana for sending over these great Lizbeth Capri for me to try out. They are the perfect weight and oh so comfy for spring. Shop your spring look with Prana (use S4P17CMR for 15% off).
Tell me-how was your Fitness February? Hope to see you for the Ultimate Coffee Date tomorrow!