So I didn’t quite make 100 miles, but I did come close (93.11 miles)! I ran at least 4 days/week. And I did dip back under 120 but unfortunately it didn’t last. I did end up with a .4 pound loss though! ;)
All in all, it was a good month. I tracked my food more than I had been, but still not daily, and not “every” single bite. So that’s my number 1 goal for May. I’m going back to logging everything at SparkPeople and at Weight Watchers. That’s what got me to goal weight in the first place, so that’s what I always revert back to. I’m also concentrating more on my food choices. I’ve eliminated the little bit of dairy I had been consuming, and the only thing keeping me from being 100% vegan is my coffee creamer. It is non-dairy, but contains casein. I’ve tried all the options, but nothing compares to my beloved Cafe Mocha. I will continue to work on that. Progress, not perfection!
I also want to add in some longer runs. At least a 10-miler, and hopefully a half marathon. I’m thinking about signing up for the Bucks County Marathon on November 16th. It’s a smaller race that won’t have thousands of people, and it runs alongside the Delaware canal. My only issue is my tummy. I never know when my IBS is going to flare up, and that terrifies me! Sometimes I can’t even make it more than a mile around my neighborhood before “that feeling” overwhelms me :( Anyways, I’m going to decide by the 16th of this month, as that will give me 6 months to train. There’s also a half marathon there the day before, so that’s an option too.
And now I’m heading back out with Lucy for another walk. It’s a beautiful day, and I can get more mileage in for the #MayMiles challenge at SparkPeople :)
Have a great weekend!
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Awesome job, Laura! I haven’t come close to running 100 miles in a month yet, but I hope to get there one day soon! I’m running two big races this summer, and I worry about what my stomach will be like, too. When I get nervous, my stomach acts up, so I’m praying that my bowels will hold out until the end of the race, but if not, I guess that’s what porta-potties are for, right? Oops, TMI! :-D
Thanks! Yeah, I have a love-hate relationship with port-o-pots! Really dread having to use them, but definitely NEED them at times! Lol! Which races are you doing this summer?
I’m doing a 7-mile race at the end of July and then my first half-marathon on Labor Day weekend! I’m so excited (and a bit nervous, too!) :-)
Woohoo! I’m excited for you too! Maybe I can “virtually” train with you for the half!
That would be awesome! :-)
Great! Which plan are you using and when does it start? I typically (loosely) follow the Hal Higdon Intermediate plan, but if that seems like too much for you, he has several other plans, as does Jeff Galloway (and about 1000 other people, Lol!). Let me know!!