So spring arrived, left and then returned.
Here’s how my favorite month turned out:
I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home.
I ran at UAlbany (near work), at the Crossings, near home, in a local park and even at the Corning Bike Path. I even ran 4 times while on vacation in Florida.
I ran alone some of the time. But Alyssa was able to accompany me often. It’s definitely more fun running with friends.
my birthday 6.4K in Florida!!
in Washington Park
I continued to attend some of the Monday sessions of the Freihofer Run for Women Training Challenge. (I missed weeks 7 & 8.) Coach Patrick put us through those speed drills that I normally would never attempt on my own.
oops. week 10
I continued my volunteering stint with the STEM runners this month. Unfortunately with vacation and work, I had to miss several sessions. This was our big month since the race is in early June.
After the Workforce Challenge, my co-workers decided to get together once a week to run after work – either Wednesday or Thursday. I plan to participate when I can.
I had a half marathon during the month but I was lax about my long runs. I did not do one while on vacation. So I skipped my 12 miler but did run 8 miles on Mother’s Day.
I only ran 81 miles this month (as compared to 102 last month.) A slow month, considering I was training and ran a half marathon? I expect to continue as this rate throughout the summer. But I am still on track to reach 1000 for the year if I stay healthy. 🙂
I had four races on my schedule this month – two 5ks, a 3.5 miler and a half marathon.
The Tropicool 5K was lots of fun and I came in 3rd in my age group. It rained during the Summer Smith 5k but I won my age group. The Workforce Challenge was a very sweaty but fun experience. And I unexpectedly PR’d at the Steel Rail Half.
27:26 (May 2016)
2:06:52 – PR!!!
I still play tennis (indoors, of course.) I am scheduled to play two Tuesdays a month but with work and other stuff, I only played once this month. However, while on vacation, I played for at least 2 hours on 5 separate days. It made me remember why I play tennis and how much fun it is.
I did go to work out at the gym several times. My goal was twice a week, though. I didn’t quite achieve that.
on a quiet Sunday
I did walk several times a week at lunch – around the outdoor shopping mall or the nature trail. Not everyday like I used. But more often since the weather has cooperated. During vacation, I walked to and from the tennis courts, on the beach and around the community on the days that I didn’t run.
I had a fantastic 8-day vacation in Florida – lots of tennis, beach time and eating/drinking.
I also celebrated by birthday while in Florida and several times after.
at my favorite restaurant with a view of the Gulf at sunset
at my favorite place on Lake George
at one of my favorite local restaurants
I went to a few movies: Zookeeper’s Wife, Boss Baby, A Quiet Passion. The hubby and I started up our boating on the weekends.
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.
No more half marathons planned until October 1 in Corning, NY. (Although there’s one on Sept. 9 in VT that a friend is trying to talk me into.)
I have quite a few shorter races planned. My race season has kicked into high gear.
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 6-03-17 – Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k
- 6-11-17 – Run for Hope 5K (volunteer with STEM) or Betar Byway 5k & Moreau Mile??
- 6-17-17 – Good Karma 5k
- 6-25-17 – Adirondack Distance Run (10 m)
- 7-05-17 – PPTC Al Goldstein Summer Series #4 5k (NYC)
- 7-09-17 – Saratoga Strong to Serve 5k
- 7-22-17 – Silks n Satins 5k
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her May Race Linkup:
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 an B+. Vacation derailed my eating, working out and training. My weekly mileage really decreased as well. I hope to improve all that next month.
What do you think?
This week I am also joining up with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs each week for the Coaches’ Corner linkup