It’s gonna be May! Is anyone else sick of the Justin memes yet? I mean don’t get me wrong, I always love me some Justin, but they are just everywhere. But anyways, I digress. I seriously cannot believe it is May already. I really don’t know where the time goes…I feel like I was JUST writing my February recap last week.
April was really dominated by running Boston. The first half the month was taper, taper, taper. And in case you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks, the weather at Boston turned out to be completely horrific. The hypothermia inducing conditions combined with the already difficult course really did a number on me. I will admit – when I set my April goals back at the end of March, I did NOT expect to need so much recovery. Between the taper and recovery, I only ran 85 miles this month. Ouch. But any rate, let’s see how I did.
Finish the Boston Marathon. Run/walk/crawl whatever – I just want to get across that finish line so I can parade around with my Boston jacket and medal. I’m not gonna lie – I’ve wanted one of those dang jackets for so long now. All the cool kids have one!
Yes, I finished! One of the most epic Boston marathons yet. Have I mentioned it rained a bit? Winds were a bit gusty? A little chilly out? LOL. Sorry not sorry – I’m going to be talking about that one for a LONG time.
Start swimming and biking. Time to start running less, and swimming biking more ! I am so excited for triathlon season. I really miss my bike. It will be my first full season on my new-to-me carbon bike (thanks, Mom for the hand-me-down!) and I am excited to see what the upgrade will do for me. And yeah, I guess, swimming consistently won’t be a bad thing.
Yes, I did manage to get on the bike last week! Swimming is coming this week. When I set these goals back in March, I did NOT anticipate the massive amounts of chaffing I endured after Boston in the rain (sorry, TMI?) which forced me to put these activities on hold longer than I wanted to. But maybe more rest/recovery after what my body went through is not a bad thing.
Regroup a bit on February’s weight goals. Since I am finally off the marathon training, I hope I can make an even better effort with my eating habits.
Well after the pre-marathon carb-load, and post-marathon eat-whatever-I-want party, I finally started to crack down last week and make some changes. It’s not gonna take four days of eating well to where I want to be (sad!) but I feel like I am at least off to the right start, finally.
Try to work out a little more in the mornings. The weather is getting a bit nicer (in theory) and there is more daylight during the day, so there’s really no excuse not to get out of bed more often. Not only does it start my day off on the right foot (pun, intended) but it gives me more time at night to cook and relax.
Still working on that one. I love my snooze button LOL.
Don’t go nuts trying to move. With a target closing date of mid-May on our new house, April will bring the moving party in full swing. My husband is very OCD clean, and I am very not (and am admittedly a pat rack) so here’s to not killing each other as we pack up apartment and move into our first real home.
Well the move is starting to stress me out, I’m not going to lie. The boxes are starting to pile up everywhere and it’s making feel very unsettled. But my husband and I haven’t had a major fight over them, so gold star on that one so far! (now let’s hope I didn’t jinx it!)
Enjoy not being on a training plan. This is the first time in over a year I am not jumping right into a big race! My half Ironman training doesn’t start until after Memorial Day, so I am enjoying the down time. Now that doesn’t mean sit on my behind for the rest of the month, but more run when I want to run, bike when I want to bike and swim when I have to (ha) without being on a formal training plan. Maybe even try a new class or two at my new gym!
Not get too lazy. On the flip side, I don’t want to fall into the trap of “I’m not training for anything” so that means I do nothing. I still want to try and exercise 5-6 times a week. It’s important to keep moving.
Lose weight. I will say what I did not want to say in March and April with marathon training in full swing – I have to make slimming down to my race weight a bigger priority now that I am in the “off season”. My clothes are getting tighter, my run pace is slowing, and it is NOT muscle that is making the scale creep up.
Get back on a morning workout schedule. If I say it enough times, maybe it will actually happen, right?
Move into my first home! Closing date is May 18. By the next monthly recap, my husband and I will finally be homeowners! I am so beyond excited to have an actual house with so much more space – including my very own gym!
What are you plans for this month? I’m linking up with the lovely ladies on Tuesdays on The Run