Friday, May 31, 2013

May in Review

An easy 7 mile run yesterday and some strength and cross-training today were supposed to bring my May training to a close.  However, my son shared his illness with me and I ended up closing out my May training with a stomach bug.  It was not pleasant and I am happy to be feeling much better!

The May Details

May 2013 stats
133.7-- running miles
0-- spin miles
0-- jump rope fitness workouts
0-- core fitness workout
0-- Pure Barre classes
0-- Fitness App workout
133.7-- total miles

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

2013 "to do list" check-in

2013 Running Goals
1. First and foremost 26.2 under 4 hours--enough said
-Toeing the line on Sunday, September 15, 2013 in Erie, PA
Erie Entry

2. Achieve a second sub 1:50 so I can remove the asterick from my current sub 1:50 PR
-I attempted to achieve this at the Indy Mini Marathon but my calf had other plans for me.  I did run the CLE 1/2 marathon two weeks later but I ran it strictly as a training run so there was no chance of PR'ing there and that is okay because I was running the race with my September marathon goal in mind.
Indy Mini Marathon

CLE 1/2 marathon

2013 Mini Running Challenges
1. Run 100 miles per month
-133.7 miles run in May.  There's a lot to be said for marathon training and hitting monthly mileage goals.  I would have had a total of 146.7 miles but I sacrificed a 6 mile Saturday run during week 2 of training for my daughter's figure skating competition and I had to sacrifice my 7 mile easy run yesterday due to stomach bug my son shared with me. 

2. Run 1300 miles for the year
-829.74 miles to go to complete this challenge.

2013 Non-Running Mini Challenges
1. Cross-train at least twice a week
-I failed big time at this one.  I didn't do a single ounce of cross-training as I am back into the throws of marathon training.  I need to fix this one because I know it makes me a stronger runner.
2. Complete a jump rope workout every day
-Not a single jump rope workout completed. This seems to be a trend...
3. Drink 50 ounces of water per day (based on my current weight, this is my daily water intake need)
-I'm good with this one for the most part, except for trying to rehydrate myself after the evil stomach bug.
4. Take my vitamins daily
-Vitamin taken every single day in May.
5. Continue to choose and cook healthier foods
-7 meals made in May.  I need to do better with this. 
6. Learn to swim...better luck this year
-Once again, 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.

I am very happy with my running for May.  I just need to fix the lack of cross-training and I will be good to go.

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


  1. Nice May! Kids' stuff trumps long runs at my house too. Juggling a training schedule with real life makes it that much sweeter when you accomplish the long term goals.

    1. Thanks Kim! Yes, my kids definitely trump workouts. It makes it all the more interesting to try and fit it all in!!

  2. LOVE it!! You had a GREAT May!! Keep it up!! You'll meet all your goals at this pace! (pun semi-intended) ;) tehe!

    1. Thanks Zanet! I love the semi-intended pun!

  3. Nice job in May lady! Too bad about the stomach bug. Blech. Those are the worst! I remember that CLE. It was cold when we met! Remember?

    1. Thanks Beth! I sure do remember that race! It was cold and I was an emotional mess!

  4. You had a great month woman, and I never know how you do it all!

    1. Thanks Morgan! Sometimes I myself wonder how I fit it all in. There's a lot to be said for getting up early and getting it done!

  5. Let me know if I can Help with #6 on your Non-Running Mini Challenges!

    1. Thanks Skelly! I need to suck it up and dive in (pun intended).

  6. Getting motivation and energy for regular trainings is one of the most important things in sports. Otherwise you won't achieve your goals. When I started going to the gym my friend advised me to try nutritional supplements. At that time I thought I did not need them, but I changed my mind after I've tried. It was little more than a month I've been taking Military Grade nutritional supplements, when I realized I did not feel fatigue in the end of the day. And even more: after workouts I still had energy to spare. As time went by, my shape was improving more and more. I was loosing fat and gaining muscles. Now I feel really fit!