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!