March recap/ April plan

Monday, April 02, 2012

Workout days= 22/31 (goal 21) emoticon
Miles= 71.5 (goal 70) emoticon
Calories burned= 10,405 (goal 8,800) emoticon
Minutes= 1,181 (goal 1,200) emoticon

Seriously? Missed my minutes goal by 19 minutes?!? Had I checked up on this goal sooner, I would have squeezed in an easy workout somewhere. But, I am sure if I add up all my stretching/foam rolling for the month it would equal 19 min or more… So I am just gonna say, emoticon!!

Hi-lights this month:
emoticon Gym membership expired and I am not renewing, which basically means bye-bye spinning.
emoticon Work gym! Over the years some folks at my work have built a gym in the warehouse building of the premises. Why didn’t I know about this sooner? I went last week and they have everything I need and more! Treadmills, bikes, spin bike, elliptical, boxes, trampoline, cable/weight stations, captains chair, benches…Even the intimidating stuff like barbells and the smith machine!! And gadgety stuff like ab wheel, ab roller, the ab coaster- haha! There’s a fridge, bathrooms, a TV and floor area for DVDs, mirrors, and a decent stereo. All for FREE! You know where I’ll be 2 days a week after work! Woot woot!

emoticon TriChicas All girl Tri on March 5. Recapped in previous blog. Ran 5K in 25:06. I can’t seem to break that 25:00 min 5K PR from last July. Maybe this will be the month!

emoticon Still on track with my lent challenge and only 1 week left! Yay!
emoticon You would think that not eating bread, rice, or sweets (of all kinds) nor alcohol for a month would mean losing a couple of pounds? Especially since I had been having these things before, right? Nope. Nada. Not a dang thing. Actually quite the opposite. I’m on the higher end of the range; which I hadn’t seen since I first passed it back in 2009! (and Jan 2012) This sucks. Now I didn’t start this challenge for the purpose of losing necessarily but since I do monitor my weight weekly I can’t help but notice the changes. Not happy. I do want to lose those pesky 5-8 lbs though. This would put me in the lower end of the range, where I was for over a year when I officially reached maintenance. Is it my coffee with too much sugar? Or my green tea with too much honey? But, I had these things before this challenge too!!?!?!? What gives?!?!?! I work my butt off! I know you can’t out train a bad diet, but I’ve been good! I have! Needless to say- I want- no I NEED a glass of wine!!!!! And dessert!

emoticon Completed half marathon #5, and set a new Personal Best of 2:02! With hills! So thrilled! I was kind of in a HM rut with no significant improvements. But on March 25, I shaved 4 minutes off my previous best!!! (which were HM #1 and #3). You know what this means though, right? Make 2:00 baby!!!! But I need a nice, flat HM course for that….
This time, the weather helped A LOT. It had been raining all weekend, even earlier on race day. But come start time, it had stopped, roads had dried a little and it was cool out. At around 18K, I started to approach a guy who had some sort of muscular dystrophy, on all of his left side). He was running lopsided, but was so focused, steady and strong. As I got closer, I also got stronger. Crowds went crazy as he passed, and I teared up each time. One guy started running alongside him, pouring water over his head upon his request. Cue the tears again….. ‘I cannot complain. I am healthy, I am strong, I am blessed. God bless him. Thank you runner guy, Thank you God.’ were some of my thoughts. I ended up passing him and I owe my PR to him. He gave me the strength, the extra push. An d I thanked him. What a courageous display of perseverance and determination. He truly exemplified NO LIMITS.

April plan
Workout days= 25/30 (Run 3 days a week, ST 2-3)
Minutes= 1,200
Calorie burn= 10,000
Miles= 60
ST sessions= 10
Races= 1 10K, 1 5K
*BONUS* Push ups= 1,300

Food…..I know this where I need to make real changes to budge the scale. But I do not feel like restricting more than I already do. Maybe tracking will do the trick. I always say I am going to track occasionally but don’t. SO- tracking it is…… TRACK 3 days a week for the entire month of APRIL!!!! That’s fair. I haven’t tracked in forever. So checking in 3 days a week should help to make sure I am eating as well as I think I am….

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    Great Job! Looks like a great plan for April! Keep it up!
    2536 days ago
    Congratulations! You are on a roll. Keep going girl emoticon
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