I can’t believe April is over already… Time is flying by!!
So here’s how things went:
The weather was fickle – there were warm days and then there were cold days. There were even rainy and windy days. I was still able to run 2-3 times each week – mostly after work.
There were a few races with extra miles added on. Then I ran a half marathon. So I continued to run higher mileage on the weekend.
100 miles this month!
I was pleased that my mileage is back up because next month, there will be a lot fewer miles run.
I ran FOUR races this month – a 5 miler, a 5K, a half marathon and a 10K.
I was generally happy with how they all went. I did not have PR goals and of course, they could have been faster but the shorter races were the first part of a long run. And the half marathon had hills which I had not trained for. The 10K was the week after the half.
I had taken a few weeks off from tennis to heal my sore elbow. I started back playing once a week and now it feels FINE!! Yay!!
I DID NOT go to a single yoga class!! I planned to but something usually got in the way. Next month, I promise! (Wait, I said that last month and the month before!!)
I continued to walk at work (around the building and to Starbucks or the park). I have also started going to the mall to get more steps in on days when the weather is lousy.
I did not go to the gym at all. My elbow is healed so I have NO excuses…just lazy (or have other priorities).
I ran 4 times with the Freihofer Challenge Training group. We started out the month with snow, then there was rain and we ended with sunshine. I enjoy running with my “advanced” group friends and coach Patrick. He has had us running 400m intervals. These are tough for me because they often come on the day after a long run.
I’ve also started my volunteering with STEM. These year’s group is so enthusiastic. It makes it even more fun. I am paired up with a lady who is very speedy, as well. No goofing off here.
The place where I work participated in the Million Mile Month for the month of April. I changed my original goal of completing 100 miles to 300. And I did it!!!!
I’m reading a new book that I am enjoying.
I finally got together with my mentee and her 2 sons. I hadn’t seen them in months. We went to the Firefigher’s Museum and had a blast.
After missing a monthly gathering with my tennis friends, we did get together this month.
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
I am not training for my next half marathon in May. It’s another hilly but scenic course. I am looking forward to spending time with AJH and visiting the Burlington VT area again.
I have been busy signing up for spring races. This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 5-01-16 – Cherry Blossom 5k
- 5-03-16 – practice GOTR 5k
- 5-07-16 – Mastodon Challenge 15k
- 5-08-16 – Mother’s Day 5K (for GOTR)
- 5-12-16 – Albany Law Day Against Domestic Violence 5k
- 5-14-16 – Summer Smith 5k Addiction Awareness Run
- 5-29-16 – Vermont City Marathon Relay
- 6-04-16 – Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k
- 6-12-16 – Run for Help 5k (for STEM)
- 6-26-16 – Adirondack Distance Run 10m
And May is my favorite month!!!
Flowers are in bloom and it’s my birthday and I go on vacation!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!
No monthly goals.
Happy Running! How did your April turn out? Anything exciting planned for May?