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 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 datedcurrent 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!