Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April Rewind ...

Miles Run: 87.61. A slight drop since half marathon training is over ...

Bike Miles Rode: 267.1 miles. And I even rode outside for some of them ...

Swim Meters Completed: 27300 meters or 16.96 miles. Seeing huge payoffs thanks to the increased swim volume here.

Rest Days Taken: 6.

Highest Run Mileage Week: 4/8-4/14: 26.6 miles

Highest Bike Mileage Week: 4/22-4/28: 78.3 miles

Highest Swim Volume Week: 4/22-4/28: 9400 meters or 5.97 miles

Long Runs Completed (10+ miles): 1

Current Book: Right now, I am reading Torment by Kate. But I also finished a few other books in April. (Note: For those of you who have asked, if it's on this or any of my lists, I would recommend the book. If I don't like the story or the book doesn't grasp my attention, I don't bother finishing it, thus it wouldn't be listed here.) 

  • Wake by McMann
  • Altered by Rush
  • Crash by McMann
  • Fade by McMann
  • Fallen by McMann
  • Gone by McMann
  • Homeschool Your Child for Free by Gold
  • If I Stay by Forman
  • Inexcusable by Lynch
  • Love in a Time of Homeschooling by Brodie
  • The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Bell
  • Home Learning Year by Year by Rupp
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Friday Night Lights. Why didn't I realize how epic this show was when it was on? Also, On Demand is amazing ...

Current Colors: Pink and Yellow. Like super bright pink and yellow.
Current Drink: Hot tea with a touch of sugar. I'm cold all the time.

Current Song: Just Give Me a Reason - Pink and Nate Ruess.

Current Triumph: I crushed the RTC Sprint this past weekend and it's got me feeling confident heading into Rev3 Williamsburg.

Current Goal: Be a better me. Each and every day. And tackle my 2013 To Do List head on.

Current Blessing: Health, happiness and love. I've got all three.

Current Excitement: We are working on planning some big things over the next year and I am just excited by the possibility of all that is in store for us.

2013 To Do List:

  • 140.6. That is all. - Registered.
  • Make time for strength training. Don't let training loads eliminate strength workouts completely. And stick to strength training in a group, it keeps you accountable. - Yeah I kind of sucked at this in April. Does moving furniture count?
  • Switch to time-based/HR training. Despite my knowledge of training paces, I have a hard time sticking to them. I'm hoping this will help me train more effectively. - I love it and I hate it. 
  • Log 4,500 cumulative run, bike and swim miles. Up 485 from 2012. - As of May 1st, 1093.73 miles logged.
  • Race a 10K with a finish time much faster than your very dated current PR of 53:17. I never managed to register for a 10K in 2012 and I'm not sure where it will fit in this year, but it's on my radar. - No progress on this one.
  • Set a new PR in the Half Marathon, currently 1:57:06. I totally blew this one in 2012 and will likely only have one good shot at it in 2013.- Fail. Epic fail.
  • Run a 5K with Dizzle and Doodle, even if that means tricking them into it. - The kids have been running quite a bit recently. Probably going to aim for the fall.
  • Eat like a gluten-free athlete. After struggling with health issues much of 2012, removing the gluten has been key in alleviating the symptoms. Don't be swayed by the lure of wheat. Or cake.- On point, like usual.
  • Find the race day (and training) nutrition plan that works for me.- Eventually ...
  • Consume no more than 18 desserts from Shyndigz. This number worked well in 2012 and helped me cut back on my serious cake addiction. Plus, their gluten-free menu is limited, so I shouldn't be tempted as often. - As of May 1st, 9 desserts consumed. Only one birthday left in our family this year, so we should be cake free for a while after that.
  • Drink at least 100oz of water per day.- Oh, heck yeah!
  • Only say yes to the projects you REALLY want to work on. An honest no is much better than a halfhearted yes. - Check.
  • Stick to our budget. We've lived credit card (and credit card debt) free for five months. No reason to go back now. - Double Check.
  • Ignore your impulses. Take time to process the true value of the things you are filling your space/life with. - Yes and no. Lots of pondering this one recently ...
  • Figure out what to do with my hair. Keep the mohawk or grow it out. I'm taking opinions on this one.- I am really going to grow it out this time. And right now it's in a seriously bad place ...
  • Continue to balance family life, training and now, work.- Check.
  • Prioritize and be a good example for the people in your life. - Like quadruple 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. No one should have to sacrifice so that someone else can reach their goal. If a balance can't be found, it's not worth pursuing.- I would never waiver on this one!


fancy nancy said...

Oh I just LOVE Friday Night Lights!!! I was so sad when it was over! Way to rock another month!!

Unknown said...

I felt the same way about Friday Night Lights two years ago when we watched all the seasons on Netflix.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!

Kortni said...

Love Friday Night Lights!!!

christa said...

We watched the whole FNL series late winter when I got sick again, my husband and I were both so addicted, I was so sad when we finished.
Are you thinking of homeschooling the girls?

kimert said...

I love this recap! So many good things about it. I love cake too.. cupcakes mostly and am trying really really hard to not give in to my brain when it says I need one.