TOTR: March Report Card


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A long month with crazy weather!

So here’s how March turned out:

Weekday Runs:

Until this month, we’ve been lucky and it hasn’t been too cold or snowy of a winter. So I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home.

But during this month, I had to travel for work, we had the coldest temps of the winter, and we got a HUGE snowstorm.

Both made me miss several weekday runs.  The month, in other words, did not me the mileage that I had hoped. At least, I was healthy!!

I ran mostly at UAlbany (near work). It’s easier than driving to run. But I’ve been getting bored and have been also running in the town where I live (at least before the snowstorm, that is.)

The good news is that it stays light out longer and I don’t have to run in the dark and can run longer after work.

I ran alone some of the time.  (Barbara, I miss  you!)  But Alyssa was able to accompany me once a week. I also ran once with Judy!! It’s definitely more fun running with friends. 

And the Freihofer Run for Women Training Challenge began on March 20. We meet on Mondays and Saturdays. (I only go on Mondays.) It’s very enjoyable because of the camaraderie of the ladies who are part of this group.

Long Runs:

I began the month with a half marathon and then tried to squeeze in some miles on the weekend to begin preparing for my April 30  half marathon.

But the cold, the snowstorm, and racing got in the way of some of my long runs. 

Total Mileage:

I ran 87 miles this month.  Not as many as I had hoped to run but at least more than last month.

Races:

I ran three races this month – a half marathon, a four miler and a five miler.

I was generally happy with how they went. The Treasure Coast Half Marathon was insanely windy, the Runnin’ of the Run was unbelievably cold and I had a course PR in the Shamrock Shuffle.

Did not expect any PRs and I didn’t get them.

Cross Training:

I still play tennis (indoors, of course.) I am scheduled to play two Tuesdays a month and even with work and vacation, I did play twice.

I went to work out at the gym 3 times (a shocker, I know). 

I did walk several times a week at lunch for 30 minutes – around the outdoor shopping mall.  Not everyday like I used.  Been slacking off.

Other News:

I had a pretty busy 4 day vacation in Florida. I visited several good friends, had a lot of good food, walked on the beach, visited two bird sanctuaries, saw a spring training game…and more.

I’ve gone out to dinner quite a few times with different friends (maybe too many times LOL).  It seems to be how we make time to catch up when our lives are so busy.  You have to eat, right? I have also seen two movies: Beauty and the Beast and Get Out – enjoyed them both (though they were very different.)

Running is not my whole life.  I think it is important to make time for other things that bring you pleasure.

Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

Looking Ahead:

My next half marathon is April 30 in NYC.  I love the city and am looking forward to running in Central Park (even with those killer hills).

I have quite a few races coming up. My race season has obviously begun.

This is my list so far for the next 2 months:

  • 4-02-17 – Delmar Dash (5m)
  • 4-08-17 – Bacon Hill Bonanza 5k
  • 4-15-17 –  Code Blue 8K
  • 4-23-17 – Lake George 5k
  • 4-30-17 – Shape Women’s Half Marathon (NYC)

(tennis trip to Florida 5/3-5/10)

  • 5-13-17 – Summer Smith Memorial 5k
  • 5-14-17 – Mother’s Day 5K
  • 5-18-17 – Workforce Challenge (3.5)
  • 5-21-17 – Steel Rail Half Marathon

I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her March Race Linkup

Deb Runs

No monthly goals.

This motto worked for 2016 so I’m sticking with it in 2017!


Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for

Today’s Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.

I’d say overall a B+.  I think that I improved from last month – more miles, some workouts.  Still room to grow.

What do you think?

Happy Running! How did your March turn out? Anything exciting planned for April? What grade would you give your running month?

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15 thoughts on “TOTR: March Report Card

  1. Sounds like a great month, especially with the crazy March weather! The Shape race in NYC is one of the ones I’m maybe considering for a Spring race next year. I look forward to hearing what you think of it 🙂

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  2. I did a simple pass/fail assessment (and received a passing grade LOL). April is gonna be all about long runs on the weekends. I have the Fight for Air Climb and a 5K (both on the same weekend..(Apr. 8-9), then non-stop weekend stuff (prom, dance recital, son’s graduation, half marathon, relay race, etc)

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  3. Great mileage, especially during icky weather. My March shaped up to be good, lots of walking and I finally started running (albeit only a couple miles at a time) last week on the treadmill. While I wish I could run outside, its just too cold and rainy for me still! I agree 1000000% that your life should never be ALL about running. Balance is key!

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