January represented the last month in the off-season for me. I took it relatively easy as I tried to heal from shin splints and an adductor magnus groin strain injury.
Note that my triathlon training positively requires me to write up the miles in swim-bike-run order, followed by other miscellaneous workouts.
Swim: 1 mile in 40 minutes in 1 workout
Bike: 98.12 miles in 7.5 hours in 8 workouts
Run: 82.55 miles in 14 hours in 14 workouts
Weight training: 2.67 hours in 11 workouts <— That is a new personal record of strength training workouts in a month
Snow Skiing: 4.5 hours in 1 workout
House cleaning: 11 hours in 2 workouts <—- Not just your average light housework
Yardwork: 40 minutes in 1 workout <—- turning the compost and shoveling in the garden
If you count the one yardwork and two big housework days, that constitutes 28 workout days out of 31.
Random January Photo
My husband celebrated his 42nd birthday in January and I threw him a surprise party at our house. If you’re a loyal reader of this ol’ blog you know my philosophy on birthday cakes: grab any nearby children to help you decorate your homemade cake so that no matter how it turns out, it is “cute” and “fun” and, at a minimum, what could kindly be called “remarkable.”
Random fun fact of the day: the hole in a guitar is called a “sound hole.” If you want to be accurate in your cake decoration, the sound hole should be placed in the upper portion of the sound board. If you want children to help you make a sound hole out of yellow Smarties 15 minutes before the guest of honor is expected to arrive, then you let them put it wherever it fits on the cake. And then you order your guests to help cut yellow guitar “strings” out of licorice. Again, do not feel the need to be accurate in the number of strings that belong on a guitar (typically, six).