Monday, April 2, 2012

Marzo, a recap en Numeros

312- the number of total miles cycled and run in March. Goal achieved!

66- miles run

246- miles cycled

1- Race ran. . (Shamrock Shuffle 8k)

2 minutes- by which I PR'd the 8k despite 2.5 months of very minimal running due to the hip flexor injury.

(This is what a hard fought PR looks like)

1 Contest- won!! (From Nike's #ownchicago photo contest to capture Spirit of the Shamrock Shuffle.) I will talk more about my sweet prize when it arrives this week. Thank you Nike!! :)

The winning photo!

1 race- which I had wanted to do but couldn't due to the injury. (Knoxville Marathon). Next year you're mine!

1 beer festival- attended.
(Chicago beer festival @ union station)

13? Beers- sampled from a tiny mug.

1 favorite- new cider tasted. Fox barrel pacific pear cider.

1- the number of times we caught CB doing something bad because we set my camera on time lapse while we went out.
(in his defense, we didn't put the boxes on the "off limits" couch like we usually do)

4+ cupcakes eaten and shared. Lemon, pistachio, turtle and maple bacon. All delicious!

Looking forward- April (and beyond) Goals

6- weeks of base building until marathon training starts.

24- Weeks until I smash my marathon PR!

27- Weeks until WW and I run the Chicago Marathon together!!

9 times I've thought about this goal marathon and gotten terrified, And excited about pushing my limits.

5 times ive thought about hiring a coach to help keep me on track and focused this season.

Happy April! What are you looking forward to this month?

- xaar


  1. Great month my dear! I love the winning photo. I wish I could jump that high.

    Beer tasting, that sounds right up my alley!

    Have a great April!

  2. I love that photo! It's amazing. And I think you're going to crush this marathon PR, girl. You are working so hard!

  3. Congrats on the good month!

    And congrats on winning the best photo award!

    That beer festival sounded like a great time!