WHERE did March go? Oh, that’s right, 2 weeks of traveling and 2 weeks of anticipating traveling can do that to a person.
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF NEW YORK CITY! No regrets whatsoever. For 4 days I am going to be with TWO friends (the 2nd just surprised me the other day that he’s going to join us for some NYC shenanigans) I haven’t seen in 4 years, on spring break, running a half marathon. It doesn’t get much better than this. So this happened, and this happened, and even this happened. No regrets whatsoever.
Make sure to get running workouts in for each new city I’m staying at overnight. (Atlanta, NYC, Birmingham, Montgomery) Running workouts=trail, park, etc.; only excuse is if it’s late or pouring rain. While I only stayed overnight in 3 places (Atlanta, NYC, and small town in Alabama), I ran in ALL THREE OF ‘EM! Atlanta was just on the treadmill, but NYC was the obvious race and Alabama was running and hiking.
Watch what I eat. Yes, it might get a bit ridiculous, but last semester’s trip was pretty good all in all, just got to remember limits and portions. Ugh, this was a bit more difficult. 2 rounds of fried food from Captain D’s. The rest was pretty dead on alright, just a few little indulgences from ice cream, but salads, and grilled chicken I pretty much lived on. And a frozen pizza, no regrets as it was after my 2 hour hike.
Keep up with schoolwork and group projects. Traveling for 2 weeks is going to keep me busy, especially during a busy part of the semester. Difficult indeed. So difficult that I got home at 6 and stayed up until 11 doing my homework assignment due at midnight. But it was finished and completed on time, plus everything else was done on time. Now to freak out over what has to be done in April.
Finish NYC Half Marathon in under/at 3 hours. While it wasn’t under 3 hours, and it wasn’t directly at 3 hours, I FINISHED the NYC Half Marathon, something that I had been worried about for weeks with my pace. And that’s what counts is finishing. Next half I’ll worry about time goals, this half it was about finishing it.
5 out of 5 goals complete!
1. Survive the final 4 weeks of 1 graduate degree and maintain my sanity. 3 group projects, 1 research paper, 2 presentations, 4 weeks of discussion posts, and 3 online classes left for my graduate degree!
2. Lose 6-8 pounds. While my goal of being under 200 is most likely out of reach for my May 5th graduation date, I can still do the best I can in losing weight this month. (Note: I haven’t had a “lose XY pounds” as a goal in months)
3. Total mileage for the month: 64 miles (see below for breakdown)
3a. Swim 3 times a week at a mile per time — 12 miles in the month.
3b. Bike 2 times a week at 2 miles per time — 16 miles in the month
3c. Run 36 miles in the month (approximately 3 miles each running time, 3 times a week)
4. 30 Days of 30 Day Shred — no excuses, Do Life buddy and I are challenging ourselves with this one!
So bring on April…it’s all about working out, eating right, shedding pounds, and finishing up one of my graduate degrees!