Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Recap

3 Months down, 9 to go! Crazy to think that it is already March 31st! Tomorrow is the first day of April and April Fools days - do you like to play any jokes on friends and family? I typically avoid them as I am not that creative and my birthday is April 2nd so the last thing I want to do is piss people off the day before my birthday. March was an decent month for me. Let's see where I landed with my goals. 
March Goals:
  • Complete the Lake Sammamish Half - Not the stunning performance I wanted but I did it. - Race Recap
  • Complete the Seattle St. Patricks Day Dash - Set a new course PR -  Race Recap
  • Keep working on finding the love for running - With each run I am reminded why I love it. With each bad run, I look forward to the next one that will keep me moving.
  • Oh and the weight loss stuff, keep working on it - Working on finding balance, the scale has stayed within the same 10lb range. This month I was ok with it, we will see what the future brings.  
  • Find and register for a run in April any distance, considering a half just can't find one I like - Because of a great deal I regisetered for the Heroes Half in April.
 April Goals:
  • Track ever thing I eat and drink. I do better when I track my food.
  • Continue following the lower carb lifestyle - limiting grains, pasta, bread, potatoes...and sugars of course.
  • Continue juicing - love it!  
  • Do not sign up for any race - stay away from the deal sites
  • Run the Heroes Half 
  • Spin Class 2x a week  I slacked in March, I have been sleeping in and spinning at home. I need to get back to class, I need the structure of it.  
2012 Weight Loss Goals 

As I mentioned above it is about finding balance. I am still working on this with a goal of reaching 165lbs, of course I would be happy with 175lbs which is my new weight on my drivers licesnces. This will be in my mind for months to come, but I am trying to take the 'pressure' to lose the weight off. 

2012 Fitness Goals
  • Run 4 Half Marathons - 1 down -  Race Recap's
  • Try a new distance - SGK 3-Day walk - Team Pink Flamingos
  • Run 12 Races Total - 3 down - 9 to goRace Recap's
  • Year of the PR - work on PRing in 5K, 10K and Half (really stop being content with my speed and push myself) - PR - 5K, St. Patricks Day Dash PR
  • Run more miles then 2011
    • 2011 Miles(505.29)/2012 Miles (166.5)
      • January - 10 | 40
      • February- 56 | 65
      • March  - 61 | 61.5 (yes I ran extra so I could beat this month last year)
How did March treat you? What are you looking forward to in April?

8 comments:

  1. Funny..I just jotted down a few things that April will bring and thought about April 1st being tomorrow too. (Great minds think alike I guess) ;-)

    March went fast and was good in that it got me outside running which is what I enjoy most. I am slowly getting my butt out more and enjoying it again too.

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  2. Looks great! I'm doing the Hero's Half too! So excited!

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    1. Awesome! Maybe we will see each other. Looking at last years results it doesn't seem to be a very big event. I will be the slow person in the back. :)

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  3. Nice goals for the month ahead and on track for the year ... 2012 has been great for you so far, keep it up.

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  4. You did great this month! It's funny your goal last month was to sign up for a race and this month it's to NOT sign up for one!

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    1. That is because I had no races scheduled in April, I wanted one. Now I have races, April, May and June. :) Plus I was only suppose to sign up for one race in April, instead I jumped on deals and singed up for 2 more halfs. )

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  5. I feel like March was a really great month for you and it looks like April has lots in store as well! Keep up what you're doing!

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  6. you are soooo much better than i at the accountability thing. need to work on that.

    my MIL's b-day is april 1, so we avoid the prank thing too. best not to piss off the MIL.

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