Thursday, May 31, 2012
May in Review
May seemed to come and go in the flash of an eye. It seemed to be an incredibly busy month with the kids' activities and the implementation of a new system at work. I did find some time to workout but not as much as I would have liked.
May 2012 stats
49.49-- running miles
0-- bike miles
0-- pool workout
0-- core fitness workouts
49.49-- total miles
154.4-- weight as of May 31, 2012 (yes, I gained a bit this month)
Current 2012 stats
403.09-- running miles
6-- bike miles
1-- pool workout
56-- core fitness workouts
409.09-- total miles
154.4-- current weight
2012 "to do list" May check-in
2012 Running Goals
1. My number one running goal is to run a sub-1:50 half marathon
-I seriously considered attempting this at the Cleveland 1/2 but I didn't even attempt it when it was already 71 degrees at the start line.
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 have thought a little bit about this one this month. I need to figure out where and when we are running our next 1/2 so I can see if a marathon will fit into my schedule this year.
2012 Mini Running Challenges
1. Run 100 miles per month
-49.49 miles run in May- a far cry from 100. It was a very busy month that ended with a cold that has had me sidelined this entire week. There's always next month.
2. Run a half marathon each month
-Rite Aid Cleveland 1/2 Marathon (2:06:17)- This is the first 1/2 that I didn't break two hours at this year. I ran a smart race and I own every single second of that time with pride. The added bonus is that I finally conquered my Cleveland demons!!
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 May- huge fail on my part. Just like last month, I really have no excuse, I just simply didn't do it.
2. Focus on choosing and cooking healthier foods
-7 well-balanced meals prepared in May- not too bad considering May was one crazy busy month!
3. Drink more water
-I am happy to report I was right on track with this in May.
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.
-I did think about when I could fit in swim lessons. I just need to follow through and make a phone call and set them up!
Even though May was a crazy busy month, I am still happy that I ran 49.49 miles and finally conquered my Cleveland demons. Afterall, 49.49 miles are better than 0!! Let's see what June has in store!!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!