Monday, April 6, 2015

March in Review

My March training came to a close on March 30 when I met up with the neighbor girls for a 5.5 mile pre-dawn run.  My quads were tight at the beginning of the run but did loosen up as the miles ticked by.  

March 2015 Stats
101.54-- running miles
2.72- walking miles
0-- stair workouts
1- monthly fitness challenge workout
104.26-- total miles

Current 2015 Stats
219.92-- running miles
8.27-- walking miles
3-- stair workouts
3-- monthly fitness challenge workout
228.19-- total miles

2015 Mission check-in

Mission #1: Complete 6 monthly challenges
Action Plan: Find monthly challenges online.
Action Plan: Actually complete the monthly challenge.
Mission #1 was once again a success in March as I completed a 30 day tricep dip challenge

My March Challenge

Mission #2: Cross off at least 3 more states in Deb, Nikki, and I's quest to run a 1/2 marathon in all 50 states (we have 36 states left....we best get moving...we aren't getting any younger!!)
Action Plan: Research 1/2 marathons in the states we haven't completed yet.
Action Plan: Actually register and participate in said 1/2 marathons.

So far we have completed AL, AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, NV, OH, PA, TN, and TX
Mission #2 had no progress in March.  We need to plan our next race ASAP!

Mission #3: Run 1000 miles in 2015
Action Plan: Run.
Action Plan: Run some more.

Just run

14 run in the rain

10 run in the snow

Mission #3 exceeded 100 miles for the month.  101.54 miles run in March (780.08 miles to go).

Mission #4: Complete 4 stair workouts per month (*Edited in February to read complete an occasional stair workout*)
Action Plan: Do one stair workout per week.
Mission #4 didn't go at all in March either.  However, my daughter's figure skating club hosted a competition in March and I spent three days walking all over the ice rink.  I would definitely count that as cross training.  There just aren't any steps at the rink....

So true
Mission #5: Cook more and eat healthier
Action Plan: Plan ahead with recipes and food prep.
Action Plan: Utilize my crockpot more often.
Mission #5 is going okay.  Some weeks are better than others but we are eating at home more often.

I am very pleased with my March training and am happy with the great start to training I have had these first few days of April!

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