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?


  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.

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

    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. :)

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

  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!

    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. )

  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!

  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.