Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Rating April

Well, April has been an interesting one to say the least! Today's Tuesdays on the Run topic is about rating the month of April and overall, I would give it a B-. We had some really great highs and some pretty rough patches too - but I'd say it all evened out in the end!

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On the running front, I managed to log about 15 miles per week with one of those weeks at 12 miles. Most of those weeks were also with my little running buddy by my side (or rather, in front of me). My husband's ever changing work schedule made it difficult to take very many solo runs although I did manage a few!

My total mileage for the month of April is not great but my goal was to keep moving, despite the circumstances. My knee has been giving me trouble and this weekend, I came down with a pretty nasty cold. I'm not pushing the training too hard right now although I do have a 5 miler coming up next month. I would much rather have my knee improve and feel 100% for fall half marathon season.

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April's crazy weather also made for some interesting running conditions. I never knew if I needed to wear short or long sleeves! I was excited to pull out the gatorade for the first time this season! Yay Spring warmth!

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Speaking of weather, we also had that random tornado pass through our backyard. I am still kind of in shock over that one...

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Despite the crazy weather, we even managed a few days in the pool this April and a few days at the park!

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One of the big high's for the month was Brayden's 2nd birthday! I loved celebrating with him at his Puppy Dog Pals party

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Yes, April was an overall good month in my book! :) Have a great Tuesday!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Fitness Friday - April 20

Fitness Friday

Currently Training For:

  • Dopey Challenge 2018 - Walt Disney World
  • Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon 2018 - New Orleans, LA 
  • Warrior Nation 5K
  • Contraband Days 5 Miler
Saturday - 6 miles

Sunday - Rest Day
Monday - 3 miles
Tuesday - Physical Therapy Routine - Squats and Core Work
Wednesday - 3 miles 
Thursday - Rest Day
Friday - Physical Therapy Routine - Squats and Core Work

The spring weather finally decided to cooperate this week (somewhat). Although the temps have been cool every morning, it definitely warms up by the afternoon! This kind of weather can stick around as long as it would like!

With that being said, I definitely made sure to take advantage of the weather this week and make my way outside for several runs!

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to run solo (minus the stroller) and it felt great. I've really been working on my running form and I could tell a difference with this run.

My goal was to stay beneath 10 minute miles - mission accomplished!

On Monday, our whole crew joined us for a 3 miler around the neighborhood! The walk went by so fast - it hardly seemed like 3 miles at all!

Our church schedule has also changed up a little bit due to CRAZY construction over here, so I've had the past few Wednesday nights with nothing to do. It's been amazing and definitely helped with getting that extra week day run in!

A 3 mile run is just what I did on Wednesday afternoon and you can see the aftermath of my run in my arms! Those cups were not for me, they were definitely for my little tag along!

A few other non-running happenings took place this week! 

On Saturday, Jason surprised me with a super fun gift! I love it!!

Picture day was also this week and I was super excited to dress my little guy in my favorite outfit in his closet! Hah! Even though I didn't have a girl, I still love to accessorize him (for now, while he lets me)...

Pixie was groomed this week and came home all refreshed and pretty!

Last but not least, we tried out this new place called Louisiana Reaulx. It's basically ice cream that starts out as a liquid, is poured onto a frozen stone, mashed together until it's frozen, then "rolled" up into a cup. There's video on my insta-stories (for now) so head over there to check it out if you're interested in seeing the process - it really is super neat!

That's all for me this week! I plan on running a 6 miler this weekend but it'll probably be with the little dude so we shall see how that goes! Other than that, I hear it's supposed to be another rainy one.

Have a great weekend, y'all! :)

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