Tuesday, June 23, 2015

May in Review

I have let time get away from me and am just now getting around to posting my May in Review.  Slow and steady I suppose!  My May training came to an end on the last Saturday in May when Chrindye, Karrie, and I headed to Bur Oak for a nice easy 8 mile run.

Bur Oak Trail

May 2015 Stats
90.2-- running miles
2.42- walking miles
0-- stair workouts
0- monthly fitness challenge workout
92.62-- total miles

Current 2015 Stats
411.02-- running miles
16.09-- walking miles
3-- stair workouts
3 3/4-- monthly fitness challenge workout
427.11-- 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 did not go at all in May as I was focused on the marathon and didn't want to add anything else into my training.  I am current 23 days into my monthly challenge for June so I have that going for me!!


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 progress in May as there were several email exchanges in regards to where our journey will take us next.  We still haven't confirmed our next state but hopefully soon!!

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

Mission #3 was just shy of 100 miles at 90.2 miles run for May (588.98 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 May either.  What can I say, I ran a marathon and the 5 mile Eagle Run which I managed to place 3rd in my age group at!  Not too shabby six days post marathon!

Marathon girls carb loading dinner

3rd place 40-44

Sporting our marathon shirts at the Eagle Run 5 Miler

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 well.  There was a lot of grilling in May so that was helpful.  We don't use the crockpot much during the spring/summer months anyway.

Overall May was a wonderful month!  I enjoyed seeing my friends cross the finish line of their first marathon while I ran my 7th on my birthday no less!!

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