Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March Rewind ...

Run Miles Ran: 82.17 miles

Bike Miles Rode: 381.3 miles

Swim Meters Completed: 16650 meters or 10.35 miles

Rest Days Taken: 8

Highest Run Mileage Week: 3/19-3/25: 25 miles

Highest Bike Mileage Week: 3/12-3/18: 124.1 miles

Highest Swim Volume Week: 3/5-3/11: 6250 meters

Long Runs Completed (10+ miles): 3

Current Book: If I stack all my fitness magazines in a pile and read them all at once, does that count as a book?

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Didn't you hear that 16 and Pregnant, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It or Break It have all come back with new episodes? Obviously, my evenings are rather productive.

Current Colors: Tough Chik Aqua and Purple

Current Drink: I'm on a rotation of water, Nuun and Dunkin Donuts coffee.

Current Song: Glad You Came - The Wanted

Current Triumph: Pretty sure I am going to be riding high from Ironman 70.3 Texas for a while.

Current Goal: Become a triathlon machine.

Current Blessing:
I survived my 70.3 debut. Isn't that enough? OK. Joking aside, I feel like my whole life is one big blessing and I am entirely grateful.

Current Excitement: Today is J's 32nd birthday, which means CAKE! In less than a week, my little sister and I are registering for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. And once I can walk normally again, I'm going to start my training for the Patriots Sprint Tri, which I am planning on crushing.

2012 To Do List Update:

  • Take 70.3 training day by day. Don't get caught up in what is coming, but rather focus on what is. Trust that it will get you where you want to be. - CHECK
  • Find the strength to NOT add races to your schedule during 70.3 training. That is your focus, don't screw with that because of FOMO (fear of missing out). - CHECK
  • Cross the finish line of your first 70.3 in less than 6:57:59. - CHECK. Goal crushed. 6:39:39.
  • Maintain at least one day of cycling and one day of swimming per week, post 70.3. Give J some proof that a new road bike would be a good investment.
  • Log 4,000 miles, swim, bike and run combined. - As of April 4, 1359.88 miles completed
  • Race a 10K with a finish time much faster than your very dated current PR of 53:17.
  • Set a new PR in the Half Marathon, currently 1:57:06 (or 1:56:18, if the half split from the NYC Marathon counts).
  • Race a Fall Sprint Triathlon. Actually train for the event, unlike in years past.
  • Add strength training to the routine.
  • Eat like an athlete. Be mindful of the nutritional value of your food. - Working on it. Slowly.
  • Consume no more than 18 desserts from either Shyndigz or Two Sweet Cupcakes (approximately 1 dessert/3 weeks) - As of April 4, 8 desserts consumed.
  • Cut out snacking on the girl's leftovers. Just because they don't eat it, doesn't mean you have to. - Half Fail
  • Only say yes to the projects you REALLY want to work on. - CHECK
  • Throw away the credit cards. Stop repeating history. - CHECK
  • Ignore your impulses. Take time to process the true value of the things you are filling your space/life with. - CHECK
  • Declutter and Organize using this calendar. - CHECK
  • Continue to balance family life, training and now, work. - CHECK
  • Prioritize and be a good example for the people in your life. - CHECK
  • Help and support J and the kids in reaching their goals. We are a team and that must always be the primary focus of our lives. - CHECK


Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

So glad to hear you're recruiting for the dark side!! It was only a matter of time before it'd rub off, right?! haha

Marlene said...

You are WELL on track with those goals. Keep at it!

One solid month.

HayRuns said...

Sounds like an awesome month to continue building an awesome year! Thanks for blogging so faithfully... I always enjoy it!

Jason said...

Become a triathlon machine? Aren't you already one? At least once you crossed that finish line you were coronated.

Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

what a great month!! :) congrats again on your 70.3!! You definitely crushed your goal!! :)

Running Ricig said...

I totally forgot there was another new episode of make it or break it! I need to watch that today.

You had a killer month!

Unknown said...

Wait, Make it or Break it is back? Shoot...

You had more monthly running miles than I did. I think the least I can strive for is to keep (the running) up with the triathlete in my life.