Monday, April 1, 2013

March in Review

A great conversational paced 10 mile run on Good Friday brought my March training to an end.  I spent the final two days of March celebrating Easter with family and friends as Deb and her family came into town from Chicago to visit.

The March Details

March 2013 stats
70.10-- running miles
0-- spin miles
0-- jump rope fitness workouts
0-- core fitness workout
1-- Pure Barre classes
0-- Fitness App workout
70.10-- total miles

Current 2013 stats
247.01-- running miles
67-- spin miles (3 classes)
19-- jump rope fitness workouts
1-- core fitness workout
8-- Pure Barre classes
1-- Fitness App workout
314.01-- total miles

2013 "to do list" check-in

2013 Running Goals
1. First and foremost 26.2 under 4 hours--enough said
-As of March 31, 2013 I continue to lok at marathons to determine where I would like to attempt this goal. I'm still leaning towards an October race.
2. Achieve a second sub 1:50 so I can remove the asterick from my current sub 1:50 PR
-I missed this goal by a whopping 43 seconds when I ran the Rock 'n' Roll USA 1/2 on a very challenging, hilly course.  It was still a PR on a legitimately measured course so I am happy about that.  I will get that 1:50 before the year ends though.

2013 Mini Running Challenges
1. Run 100 miles per month
-70.10 miles run in March.  Crazy ice show practice schedules put a major glitch in this one.  I took the entire week off before my last half because of schedule conflicts.  I am a little disappointed that I didn't hit 100 miles this month but my "Belle" and "Batman" and their fantastic skating made it a little easier to swallow.

2.  Run 1300 miles for the year
-1,052.99 miles to go to complete this challenge.

2013 Non-Running Mini Challenges
1. Cross-train at least twice a week
-As happy as I was with my performance in this area last month, I am quite sad to say that I did ONE measly cross-training workout this month.  It happened to be a Pure Barre class. 
2. Complete a jump rope workout every day
-Not a single jump rope workout completed.   
3. Drink 50 ounces of water per day (based on my current weight, this is my daily water intake need)
-Still doing well with this one.
4. Take my vitamins daily
-Vitamin taken every single day in March.
5. Continue to choose and cook healthier foods
-11 meals made in March.  I am quite happy about this considering all of the time we had to spend at the ice rink and grab food on the go.
6. Learn to swim...better luck this year
-Second verse same as the first. We all know this one is a thorn in my side. I have done extensive research in regards to swim lessons. I just need to figure out what will fit my schedule and make the commitment.

Overall, I have to say that I am happy to have at least gotten some exercise in during the craziness that was ice show month.  I wish I had gotten a bit more cross-training in but unfortunately it just didn't work out.  There is always next month.

I am going to look at the spin class and Pure Barre class schedules for this week and make some commitments since the kids and I are on Spring Break.  I will get it back together.  I know that the cross-training really helps me to improve as a runner so I need to get back on the wagon, so to speak.

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. I would say overall, it's a good month! :) Keep it up!

  2. Great goals and March was a great month for you! You can TOTALLY get a sub 1:50 1/2! Cant wait to hear about it WHEN you do it!!