Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April in Review

I seriously can't believe it is May 1 already.  Where did the time go?  Before we know it we will be wrapping up another school year and I will be enjoying my summer off.  The start of a new month also means another month in review is in order.

April 2012 stats
95.3-- running miles
0-- bike miles
0-- pool workout
0-- core fitness workouts
95.3-- total miles
151.8-- weight as of April 30, 2012 (same as March)
Current 2012 stats
353.60-- running miles
6-- bike miles
1-- pool workout
56-- core fitness workouts
359.60-- total miles
151.8-- current weight

2012 "to do list" April check-in
2012 Running Goals
1. My number one running goal is to run a sub-1:50 half marathon
-I attempted this at Louisville over the weekend but had to back off at mile 10 due to a hamstring twinge.  We will see what happens over the next few months in regards to this goal.
2. Secondary to the goal of a sub-1:50, I would like to attempt to run another marathon PR (sub-4:10:11) with a stretch goal of running a sub-4:00:00
-I haven't really thought too much about this one lately

2012 Mini Running Challenges
1. Run 100 miles per month
-95.3 miles run in April- Less than 5 miles shy this month but I am trying to listen to my body and my heel basically screamed at me yesterday when I even considered hitting the treadmill for those final miles.  I still have a slight ache in the heel so I will probably take today off as well and hope for the best tomorrow.
2. Run a half marathon each month
-Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon (1:53:47)
2012 Non-Running Mini Challenges
1. Increase the amount of cross-training/strength training I do on a monthly basis
-0 cross training/strength training workouts done in April- huge fail on my part.  I even watched a core video with the intention of doing the workout a few times a week in April.  I really have no excuse, I just simply didn't do it.
2. Focus on choosing and cooking healthier foods
-8 well-balanced meals prepared in April- not too bad considering there was Spring Break and Easter thrown in there.
3. Drink more water
-I continued on the right track with this one for April.
4. I promised a certain someone that if they ran a marathon with me I would learn to swim so I intend to make good on that promise this year.
-There was some discussion in regards to this one as my mom pointed out that I can tread water, float on my back, and swim a bit like a frog.  I think my problem is that I don't know how to breathe properly and I don't like getting water up my nose so I need to take lessons to fix this.

April was another great month running weather wise!!  Although I fell short of 100 miles, April ended on a great note with our trip to Louisville to knock another state off our quest to run a 1/2 in all 50 states.  9 states down, 41 to go.  Looking foward to deciding which state we are going to conquer next!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Nice job on your goals Jodi! And good that you are listening to your body!

    Swim a bit like a frog, huh??? :)
    Yes, take lessons! Swimming is huge fun and great cross training!

  2. www.liquidlifestyles.com

    I'm on my 6th lesson and it's unbelievable the difference it's made for me. I used to get exhausted just swimming one length of the pool and now that's like nothing! Expensive, but well worth it.