Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April in Review

3 sets of 12 tricep dips, 3 sets of 12 push ups, and 3 sets of 25 mountain climbrers brought my April training to a close.

April 2014 Stats
96.1-- running miles
13.02- walking miles
0-- elliptical miles
0-- kettlebell workouts
0-- stair workouts
0-- fitness app workout
3-- upper body weight fitness workouts
1--  leg weight fitness workouts
1--  monthly fitness challenge workout
0-- Assorted cross training exercises workouts
109.12-- total miles

Current 2014 Stats
328.04-- running miles
20.16-- walking miles
4.1--  elliptical miles
8-- kettlebell workouts
6-- stair workouts
1--  fitness app workout
1--  Assorted cross training exercises workout
3--  upper body weight fitness workouts
1--  leg weight fitness workouts
1--  monthly fitness challenge workout
352.3-- total miles

2014 Mission check-in

Mission #1: Make an effort to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Action Plan: Always have fruits and vegetables cleaned, cut up, and ready for consumption.
Action Plan: Choose healthier options when snacking.
Mission #1 is picking back up finally.  I am definitely eating more fruits and veggies, especially as the weather is getting warmer and I enjoy raw veggies and cold fruit this time of year.

Mission #2: Accept and embrace that my best is good enough.
Action Plan: Stop comparing myself to others and compare myself to the person I was yesterday.
Action Plan: Define my own success and measure it by what I am able to do.
Mission #2 has really come a long way this month.  It's me against myself and no one else.  I strive to be a better me every single day and I feel that I have been doing a much better job of this as of late.  After all, life is what you make it so why not make the best of it.

Mission #3: Run 1400 miles in 2014.
Action Plan: Run.
Action Plan: Run some more.
Mission #3 is still going well.  I fell just shy of 100 miles this month as I happily walked a good portion of my 1/2 marathon last weekend.  96.1 miles run in March (1071.96 miles to go).
Mission #4: Run happy.
Action Plan: Run training runs and races with friends as often as I can.
Action Plan: Listen to my heart and not the beeps on my Garmin.
Action Plan: Be thankful that I have been blessed with a healthy body that allows me to run.
Mission #4 is spot on.  I am enjoying my workouts with my friends.  I loved walk/running my most recent 1/2 marathon with my best friend, Deb.  It was so enjoyable to have a nice chunk of time to catch up since we live in different states now.
Mission #5: Do other workouts in addition to running.
Action Plan: Find workouts I enjoy and actually do them.
Action Plan: Participate in some monthly fitness challenges.
Mission #5 is going fantastic!   In April I walked 13.02 miles, (outside and treadmill), did 3 upper body weight fitness workouts, 1 leg weight fitness workout, and one kettlebell workout.  I also completed the 30 day fitness challenge below.  I did 3 sets of each exercise each day so in the end I did 708 tricep dips, 657 push ups, and 1,203 mountain climbers.  I am looking forward to a kettlebell swing challenge in May!


Overall I am very pleased with April!  I can't believe I will be joining the Emilys and Mellisa in just 3 short weeks at the start line of the Cleveland Marathon to push a participant that suffers from ALS.  More to come about this amazing opportunity in a future post.

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


  1. Great job Jodi! I'm me against myself too! lol

  2. Love that you are feeling great about your goals!! Sounds like April is solidly in the Win column!

  3. BTW, tagged you for an award on my blog today... :D