I have been spending waaaaay too much time reading peoples' running blogs and not enough time blogging. Luckily I have been spending a lot of time running also, so at least that hasn't been lost in the shuffle.
Here are my highlights for March
Total mileage: 66.8 miles. I tried to look in my old running log for the summer I was training for my first half to see if this is the highest mileage for a month, but I wasn't able to access it. Without record of it, we will deem it as such. Ridiculously sad since I was only training for a 5k this past month, instead of a half.
Best (only) race: St. Patty's Day 5k. I PR'd by 48 seconds from a 5k two years previously. And improved 2:30 minutes from my previously most recent 5k. Yay for speedy Jeri again.
Best training run: Obviously training for a 5k required many 3 mile easy training runs. On one particular run, I was cooling down with a walk after the 3 miles were completed. I happened to glance at the treadmill timer at 3.1 and I realized that even after walking .1 miles I still had a faster time than the last 5k race that I did. Wow.
Random highlight: Getting to experience Matty's first race with him. It was awesome seeing how excited he was after completing the race. I felt like a proud mother duck. Er...something.
For April, I plan to run even more miles and hopefully break my 5k PR even further towards the end of the month. I've been trying to incorporate a lot more ab work with my running, since I actually pulled a muscle during the previously posted race, instead of a silly old side stitch. And I have had some random hip pain in some runs. If I'm able to PR again I'm allowing myself to buy a Garmin. Oooh baby, bring the PR to mama.