March Update: Well On My Way to 1,000 Miles

It’s the second week in the month and I’m well on my way to meet my goal of 1,000 miles this year! This weekend we were lucky enough to enjoy some deliciously warm weather – 60 degrees – so even after a 11 mile run on Friday night, I decided to get out for a run on Sunday to enjoy some new sneakers plus a run in shorts.

There have been a few challenges – the weather hasn’t been the best and many of my runs in the morning have been on the treadmill at the gym, as opposed to outside as I would prefer. But it’s March and the weather will hopefully turn soon, meaning I’m on my way to warmer and less icy days!

Yes. (image from Pinterest)

Yes. (image from Pinterest)

Here are how the past few weeks have gone:

First week in February

week of feb 4

Wow… How did I get in a run every day that week?

Second week in February

week of feb 11

Third week in February

week of feb 18

Was due for a 10 miler on Saturday, but B’s knees and shins were hurting him , so I opted to go out for a run by myself on Friday after work. I felt decent for the first double digit run I’d had in a while and I was definitely glad to have gotten the run over with so I could relax and enjoy the weekend with B!

Last week in February

week of feb 25

I was out of town Tuesday and Wednesday this week, so I was thinking that getting a workout in wouldn’t be to easy — until I realized that I could set my alarm for 6:10 (instead of 5:35 a.m.) on Wednesday to work out before my meeting! It’s the little things.

We were due for a 10k on Saturday, but we were in Cincinnati and I honestly didn’t expect us to run at all – but we ended up doing the Bockfest 5k! Didn’t run for time, but felt good to get out for a run, even in the middle of a beer festival.

First week in March

week of mar 4

This past week was great, running-wise. We had an 11 miler scheduled for the weekend, but B and I decided to get it in on Friday after work. I felt much better than I did on my 10 miler (maybe because I actually drank a ton of water that day?) and it was great to just relax and use the elliptical on Saturday. Sunday’s weather was so nice, I couldn’t not go out and enjoy it? PLUS I had just gotten new sneakers! That’s right, I’m retiring the pink Sauconys (they were great though, just worn down) for some pink Nikes.

The view from my run on Sunday ... BEAUTIFUL day!

The view from my run on Sunday … BEAUTIFUL day!

 As of the end of last week I was at more than 270 miles – meaning I’m 1/4 of the way there! This brings my monthly totals to:

  • January: 136 miles
  • February: 111 miles

Some questions to ponder:

  • How are you doing on your 2013 goals?
  • Do you find yourself running on off days if the weather is nice?
  • Does buying new running shoes or gear get you excited for a run?  
  • What’s your go-to running shoe?

I leave you with the view on Lake Erie Sunday night as the sun was setting. Beautiful!

sunset over lake erie

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4 thoughts on “March Update: Well On My Way to 1,000 Miles

  1. That is an incredible goal! Good luck to you. My goal is to run my first half-marathon (June) and my first marathon (October) in 2013. I am so excited to make this the best running year yet.

  2. Great goal, looking forward to seeing you achieve it! My goal this month is 100 miles a week, out in Snowdonia where every mile has a hill in it. But that is easy compared to training on the flat boring roads of london with no mountain views to inspire.

    1) Kinda ok, trying to kick diet coke habit, after patchy start haven’t touched for 3 weeks
    2) No way! Rest day is rest day and no amount of sunshine is taking that away from me! haha
    3)Definitely. And the effect lasts as long as they stay clean. As soon as they get dirty, the magic is gone
    4) Asics Gel Tarther. Looks heavy but is really lightweight, great grip and cool colours! Prefer the girls colour scheme though, but never in my size

    What are your answers???

    • Wow – a 100 miles a week!!! That is certainly impressive. Especially with the hills. Keep it up!
      I will have to go in and answer the questions – good point. I ask them because I am curious about others … but forgot about me!

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