MARCH IN REVIEW
Total Run Miles: 87.46 (a far leap from the 11 miles I ran in February!)
Total Bike Miles: 20.75 miles + 4 spin classes
Total Swim Distance: 0 meters
I also did other workouts including but not limited to a yoga class and a kickbox cardio class
I'm pleased with my workouts for the month of March. I was surprised my run miles got as high as they did but I think it was because I was already a few weeks into a half marathon training program when I started my running back up from my dislocated shoulder and tried to make up ground.
My main goal for April is to work on my financial budget. I downloaded an app on my phone and it puts everything into very nice categories. The couple areas I'm going to cut WAY back is on my lunches at work and Starbucks/7-11 downtown! I got into a bad habit of going to those places! So I'm trying to bring my lunches every day. I may allow myself to eat out once a week but if it's not necessary, I won't do it.
Another thing which I've somehow failed at miserably this year was losing weight. The year isn't over and I'm not giving up. But I've gone up and down the same couple pounds since the beginning of the year. Maybe with not eating out as much and buying those nonfat chai lattes at Starbucks and biscotti and gummy bears from 7-11 (hm...why haven't I lost weight??)...hopefully these changes will help financially and physically.
One of my favorite races is coming up this weekend, the Shamrock Shuffle 8k. Originally my goal was to PR my previous 8k time (from the 2011 Shamrock Shuffle) which was 48:04. However, with my surprising comeback 8k race in my hometown at the beginning of March, I already succeeded that goal with a new 8k PR of 46:23! And you know what? I'm getting tired of "racing"!! I love to PR a race! But the "racing" mentality is a hard one for me because, well, I don't like the feeling of complete exhaustion (like my lungs might explode) when I'm trying to beat these new PR times of mine (
I think what happened was the set back from my two shoulder dislocations in February. I was feeling GREAT in January and BOOM! So I'm incorporating speed work back in and, you know what? It's hard!
I think my goal for the Shamrock Shuffle is to just do my best. If that means another PR, fantastic! If not, I'm ok with that. Plus, it's a pretty crowded course (even with the wave and corral starts). We will see what happens! I'm just looking forward to a good run!
Of course on the horizon are the IL Half in Champaign and the Indy half. The Indy Half is supposed to be a goal race. I try to make myself believe I can still do this (sub 2:00 hr) and it seemed more reachable with my 2:03 half in January. Damn you February and the doubts you have instilled in me! I'm still going to work hard and try to get back enough to PR that Indy half. What happens will happen.
And of course, I've got my Ragnar in June!! I'm so excited for this race! More to come in the future on this. My Ragnar teammates have been awesome at helping put all this together! I feel like such a slug in the group! Big thanks!