My January Report Card

Hello February!  Before I get started with a new month, let’s take a quick look at my January report card!  Thank you Coach Marcia for the great idea!  Make sure you check her progress report as well!  The focus of 2017 for me is to live, love and laugh!  How did I do?


LIVE!  Live I did!  I hit every single scheduled run for a total of 77.41 miles for the month of January.  Where did I suck?  Cross training!  I just have to do better.  I know I cannot just run all the miles but I have to get some cross training in.  So I am looking at a couple of things but I need to look faster and quit stalling.  Yah, I admit I may be somewhat of a procrastinator.   GRADE  B

LOVE!  I will admit in this category it has been a tough month.  With the loss of my mom came a lot of extra questions, duties, and responsibilities that have continued to swirl around in my head. Around and around.  I am happy to report that I made it to 5 yoga classes.  This extra time to myself completely unplugged and focused on the class has been wonderful!  I posted 11 blog posts this month and was invited into an Instagram pod.  Sometimes a little diversion is a good thing! GRADE B



LAUGH!  You can say I have done some laughing this past month watching the Green Bay Packers!  Whew!  I am kind of glad their football season is over and I am not sure if I will take the time to even watch the Super Bowl.  We have had company in and out of our house all month and a little time to ourselves is nice right now.  January is always a big planning month for me and I will admit I am behind.  I did register for the Best Damn Race in New Orleans where I will be meeting Tricia for a fantastic half marathon run around the city.  Just thinking about it puts a big smile on my face.  There will be more trips to come, we all need more laughter in our lives!  GRADE  B

Overall I give my month of January a B.  You know I am more of an A+ kind of girl so I have some room for improvement! What does your January report card look like?  

Thank you Marcia, Patty and Erika for the link up!


38 Responses so far.

  1. I think you do a fantastic job of living, loving, and laughing! I give you an A+!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Staying on TrackMy Profile

  2. You had a stressful month indeed and still manage to crush your goals. I say that’s a win!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Does Negative Self Talk Derail Your Performance?My Profile

  3. Darlene says:

    I think you did great. I like your way of thinking – Live, Love and Laugh!!

    If you got an A you won’t be motivated to do better, right?
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  4. Lauren says:

    I gave my running a B+ for January, which was great given that I also had a lot going on outside of running and could have let it all detract from my fitness! Loving the energy I seem to have this month!!

  5. Marcia says:

    I gotta say I love your goals. That’s the stuff that truly matters. Coach M will be contacting you shortly re: crosstraining. :p
    Marcia recently posted…Tuesdays on the Run: January Progress ReportMy Profile

  6. Kimberly G says:

    I think that you have done a great job this month considering everything that you had going on in life. I give you an A+!
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  7. I also procrastinate when it comes to cross training. Finding barre was key for me. It may not be super heavy weights, but something is better than nothing!
    Ange // Cowgirl Runs recently posted…5 Things I Won’t Give Up for FitnessMy Profile

  8. De Bolton says:

    I love the “subjects” that you chose this year! From what you went through this month it looks like you’ll be Acing February. Good luck on Best Damn Race in New Orleans!

  9. Rachel says:

    Aw, I know it was a tough month, but you still kicked it’s ass!
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  10. I missed two really big race weekends due to not training well enough and sickness. I logged 62.13 miles so I will take it! So sorry for the loss of your mom. I’m sure that was devastating. Have fun with Tricia in New Orleans! It’s always nice to have something to look forward to!

  11. Wow! I love that you framed your goals within Live, Love, and Laugh! I think you did a great job in all 3 categories. It’s hard not to think we need to excel at everything. It sounds like you had a very good balance!
    The Accidental Marathoner recently posted…I Finally Got Rid of That Pain in My ButtMy Profile

  12. I’d certainly grade you higher than a B on everything 😉 I’ll be eager to see a bunch of fun NOLA pics 😉
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Making the Grade and Back on TrackMy Profile

  13. I’d give myself a B- towards my goals but an A for the variety of activities I accomplished. Way to push through some hard times and remain active.
    Anna @ Pipers Run recently posted…January Mileage and February GoalsMy Profile

  14. B is a great grade, especially considering all that you were dealing with.
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Don’t worry about . . .: TOLTMy Profile

  15. We’re going to Live, Love and Laugh a whole lot in New Orleans come March! There maybe even some more planning involved on how I can sneak in a trip to see my girl!
    Tricia Vaughn recently posted…Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping Up JanuaryMy Profile

  16. I think you had a really great month, especially with all you had going on maybe you should let it slide up to an A!
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  17. Toni says:

    Looks like you had a great month, I think in life there is always room for Improvement!
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  18. Sorry to hear about your mother. Losing a loved one is tough. Good to hear you were able to find peace and release in your yoga classes.
    My January report card? Not much running as I slowly build up to my regular weekly mileage after a break from my hamstring acting up again. And I spent two weeks learning various handstand prep poses from an Insta challenge I participated in.

  19. Given all that you had going on, you did an incredible job in January. Here’s to a much less stressful February for all of us.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…February 2017 GoalsMy Profile


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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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