Friday, April 1, 2011

March Rewind ...

Three months down, nine to go. Here's my recap of March 2011 ...

Miles Planned/Miles Ran:
191.2/198.48

Rest Days Planned/Rest Days Taken: 9/9

Highest Mileage Week: 3/1-3/6: 60 miles (a new weekly mileage PR!)

Long Runs Planned/Long Runs Completed: 4/4

Current Book: I just finished Body by Design by Kris Gethin. And I LOVED it. Eventually, when I stop slacking, I'll post a full review and giveaway of the book.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Part-skim ricotta cheese, sliced strawberries, mini chocolate chips and a dash of Splenda. Best.Dessert.Ever.

Current Colors: Pink and Turquoise

Current Drink: Dunkin Donuts Mint Mocha Coffee. 100% yumtastic.

Current Song: Misery - Maroon 5

Current Triumph: Um, can you say 4:15:48? My 33:50 PR at National Marathon last weekend was pretty rockin'. And I'm totally going to be riding high on that one for a while ...



Current Goal: The Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon is this month. It is a notoriously fast and flat course. And I'm primed to get my sub 1:55. Enough said.

Current Blessing: Well, last weekend was pretty awesome. But in all seriousness, pretty much everything in my life is a blessing. And I don't take that for granted.

Current Excitement: This moment right now. As of today, I am 100% free of the constraints of my past. It's a fresh start without any hindrances. Cryptic, I know. But trust me, it's good to be me today.

2011 Goals - Status Update:

Personal:
  • Clean up my diet - I am tracking my food religiously at SparkPeople and am currently sitting at my happy weight. Eventually, I'll get to my "racing weight."
  • Eat no more than 25 cupcakes - As of April 1st - 8 cupcakes eaten
Financial:
  • Pay off our consumer debt by the end of the year - We have paid off over half of our consumer debt and are on track to be credit card debt free in 10 months. Plus, we are on track to have our student loans eliminated by February 2013, five month ahead of our schedule. And 10 years faster than if we let it go to term.
  • Spend $0 on clothing - As of April 1st - $0 spent.
Running:
  • Run 2,000 miles - As of April 1st - 568.95 miles run.
  • Run a sub 1:55 half marathon - Next race - 4/16, Dismal Swamp Stomp Half.
  • Take 30+ minutes off my marathon - Completed - 3/26, National Marathon, 4:15:48, 33:50 PR.

24 comments:

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Awesome month, T! You had a lot of accomplishments. Equally cryptic, I had one of those events this month (free from past stuff), and I'm happy for you, whatever it is :)
I'm so excited about your PR

Rachel McPhillips said...

Pretty sure March looks like it was an amazing month for you! Your goals commitment to running is a constant inspiration to me-- you race the way you want to, get your training in, and still have one more child than me! ;) That's enough for me to keep telling myself I can keep doing it.

Jogging with Fiction said...

March was an awesome month for you!! Fantastic! I love the race pictures, you don't even look tired!

fancy nancy said...

What an awesome month March was for you!! Kudos to you for tackling your debt! It is such a challenge but it looks like you are on the right track!

You are totally going to get that 1:55 pr!

Run with Jess said...

I LOVE the idea of a monthly rewind! Mind if I continue it?!?!? I like looking back and keeping myself on track.

You had an awesome March!! That PR totally kicks booty.

Runblondie26 said...

Congrats on a great month and a HUGE marathon PR. Having your student loans paid off 10 years before term....that one really jumped out and made my jaw drop. That's awesome.

Morgan said...

If anyone wins March I think it's you! Way to go girl!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I agree with Morgan, what an inspiring March you had.
Oh, and that sub 1:55 is yours. Show me how to do it!

Michelle said...

Congrats on having such an amazing month. You truly are an inspiration and I really hope to reach my marathon goal of sub 4:30 soon.

Allison said...

Congrats on the strong March and amazing new marathon PR! I have no doubt that you will have the sub-1:55 half soon!

Katie said...

what a great month for you! looking forward to watching you crush that 13.1 this month.

BigHappyFamily said...

I just love, love, love that Red Sox outfit! Great marathon PR, and 60+ mile week. My highest week is 35.

CupCake said...

Fantastic month! Congrats on all of your achievements. Here's to April being even better than March!

amy said...

Awesome month! Congrats!

Nicole Orriƫns said...

I got totally distracted by your great looking high socks! Love them!

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Rae said...

Great month for you!

Awesome race pics T!

danny said...

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Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

When I saw your status on FB I thought maybe you had paid off your mtg already! Whatever it was, congrats on a free fresh start!

You had an amazing month. The car accident aside, your family and personal goals are beyond belief! It's inspiring to see how your family works together to achieve the things you want.

Aron said...

AWESOME job this month!!! Hope that marathon PR high sticks around for a while :)

~Andrea~ said...

WOW!! I am loving your March. You are such an inspiration!! Congrats on the PR!!!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

March quite agreed with you!!

Awesome job!

Terri said...

Here's hoping April treats you as well as March did! :)

Marlene said...

CONGRATS on a stellar month!! And YEAH you can ride that PR triumph for a loooong time to come. I have a feelinf you're going to kill 1:55!

N.D. said...

what a great month! you looked so relax at the finish! That's great you are tracking your food. I am doing it but it's so hard!! Trying to get to racing weight also. Sounds like you are doing awesome anyway w/ racing. What's your marathon training mileage?