February was not my month. It was to be another 100+ mile month, and I ended up with 40.7.

The month started with a trip to Dallas and Nashville. I usually have no problem running while on vacation, but this trip was relatively short with lots of air travel. I didn’t even bother taking running clothes with me because I knew I’d be exhausted. I was.

We got back from our trip, and I jumped right back into my plan. And it was going well for a few days. Then we had some out of town visitors and the plan kind of went out the window. I did what I could but weekdays were more difficult with work and leaving time for our visitors.

Then in the middle of the visit, I get a sinus infection. Yay.

For most people, they can run through sinus infections or head colds. My body seems to use all it’s energy to fight it. I had no strength to run. I even stayed home from work for two days, which is extremely rare for me. I usually will go to work (as long as I’m not contagious), but I needed so much more sleep and rest.

Once our visitors left, I took the last few days of February as rest days with the intention of starting March fresh and ready to go. I’ve still got a few sinus issues and a lingering cough, but I’m feeling much better. I’m running at about 99% and ready to tackle March!

How was your February? Did you conquer your goals?


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.