Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Recap

I really don't want to write the recap this month.  There is nothing pretty about it.  

I didn't hit any of my goals, and it was just all around a bad month.  

I've been feeling like a need a kick in the pants on the cross training front, and our local YMCA is putting on an Ironman Challenge.  You complete the swimming, running, and biking portions of a full Ironman in a four week period.  

I can't say I'm "excited" for the challenge, but I know I need it.  

Run Miles Planned/Miles Ran: 74/48 - Some sudden, severe shin pain after a run on concrete scared me enough to take it easy leading up to my race last weekend.

Cross Training Workouts Planned/Completed: 16/ 9.  Pretty sure I could flip to "lazy" in the dictionary and there'd be a picture of me.  Napping on my couch.

Swim Meters Planned/Meters Swam:  3200/4150.  I'm shocked!  A tiny check in the "not a lazy POS" column.

Highest Run Mileage Week: - 20.  First week of the month, all downhill from here.  

Races Completed:  The Oshkosh Half Marathon Relay.  I was too lazy to do a recap post, but I managed just under 7 miles at an 8:20 pace, and it felt very easy.  I had trouble deciding how fast to run for that distance, and in retrospect I probably could have picked it up a bit.  But, I had serious GI issues before the race, and didn't shit on myself at all, so that's a definite win.

Current Book:  Seriously, what did I do this month?  I think I blacked out.  

Current Song:  The Itsy Bitsy Spider.  This would be even weirder if I didn't have two two year olds.  

Current Triumph: Triumphant isn't something I'm feeling right now.  I'm going to go with actually signing up for races ahead of time instead of being scared of being injured for them.  That said, I still haven't signed up for anything past June. 

Current Goal:  Complete the YMCA Ironman Challenge.  If I don't do this because of laziness, I'm tucking my tail between my legs, shutting down my blog, and never leaving my bed.  

Current Happiness: I'm so excited for two races this month:  The Bay de Noc Home Run, and the Wisconsin Half Marathon!

2012 Goals 

  • Run 1,000 miles in 2012 - 155 miles so far.  Not looking good folks.
  • Run a sub 1:55 half marathon 
  • Get a new 5k PR - current PR 23:17 
  • Complete a triathlon
  • Run Ragnar Madison to Chicago relay.
  • NO MORE STRESS FRACTURES! - through April- none so far!  
    • Join Toastmasters to face my fear of public speaking. - I went to one meeting, but haven't taken the plunge.
    • Pass the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer exam.
    • Knock out at least eight items on my "Fear Can Suck It" list. - Completed: #9 (Jan)


    1. It's smart to take time off when you are worried about injury! Don't beat yourself up! And damn, I still think you did a lot!

      That 4-week Ironman challenge sounds really cool!

      Oh gosh. I should look in to Toastmasters too. That would be really good for me! I don't mind speaking, but I blabber.

    2. the fact that you rocked the swimming is pretty impressive to me...im pretty terrified of even attempting a swim ;) haha! you are speedy. seriously speedy! good luck in the month ahead!

    3. You can totally do the IronMan challenge! Are you maybe feeling a little bit burned out? Maybe May is your month and you just needed a little rest... :)


    4. So maybe April wasn't your MOST motivated month, but you still kicked some ass. I love your FEAR CAN SUCK IT list and I need to create my own. You're going to rock that half this weekend lady and I can't wait to read all about your flawless victory. MISS YOU MAMA RAIDER!

    5. ps: I am totally eating a bowl of spaghetti for lunch. I am carbing up for your race this weekend too! Friend support right here.

    6. You forgot to count wrangling twins, I think that counts!! I think May's going to be your month - you will rock this Iron Man Challenge!

    7. 155 miles is 155 more than zero :) Hey, injuries are nothing to mess with and you being scared to flirt with injury again is valid.

      I'm envious of your swimming comfort! I also agree that the Ironman event at your YMCA is a great way to perk you up :)

      Hang in there!!!

    8. The Ironman Challenge at the YMCA sounds like a perfect way to commit to four weeks of great workouts!


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