April has been a fantastic month ... so far!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I began the month of April with a few goals....

1. First 5k of the year scheduled for April 19th. Run it without walking regardless of time.
2. See that darn scale say something that starts with a 1 instead of a 2.
3. Run 40 miles this month.

So here is where I stand so far this month. On Sunday (the 19th) I weighed 198.5 pounds. I ran my first 5k of the year with a finish time of 32:49... over two and a half minutes faster than my best time last year. Upon completing the 5k I had run 40.8 miles in the month of April. Phew...... to think that there are 11 days left in the month at that point!

During the 5k I had to walk a couple of times...but I didn't walk longer than 30 seconds each time, just long enough to catch my breath. I was disappointed that I had to walk, but some of the hills were long (not steep, just long). I was familiar with most of the route and run it regularly which was a lot of fun. My disappointment quickly faded when I realized how much better I had done than last years times....and I had run an average pace of about 10.5 min/mile. They haven't posted the official times on the website yet, so I am using my stop watch time, but it should be pretty accurate.

My girlfriend Amanda has challenged me to a new goal for the week, since we have both met the 40 miles goal..... On to 15 miles logged this week! I am going to be busy.

Oh and my hubby ordered me a Garmin Forerunner 305, so now I even have a new tool (toy) to use to track my miles and my pace! It has been a great month!

Next scheduled 5k is May 2nd!
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    Wow, way to go! Those goals are very close to what I have in mind for my May goals. Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    4060 days ago
    I am so proud of you.

    You are the reason that I get up every day and try to be a better person.

    You've set goals, followed through with a plan, and accomplished them. You are an inspiration to many, even though you don't like to be the center of attention. People see you, and believe in themselves.

    Keep it up!
    4061 days ago
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    Great inspiration information. Thanks for sharing! Setting little reasonable goals works wonders!

    4061 days ago
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