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Friday, April 1, 2011

How'd March Go?

Monthly Miles Ran: 258.1 (Year total: 826.2)

Rest Days Taken: 0

The Streak: March 31st was Day # 326 of the streak 2675.4 miles,

445 Runs ~ ave. 8.2 miles per day/ 57 miles per week
Highest Mileage Week: 3/14 - 3/203 (DM Weeks) 66 miles


Seneca Creek Greenway Trail 50k ~ Distance and course PR ~ 6:06

The HAT Run Trail 50k ~ Second fastest 50k ~ 6:17

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
McDonald's Coffee almost every weekday morning ~ but I take my own cup!

Non-food Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
I am still living in compression. 
I wore my CEP compression shorts during both races and believe they made a difference in my ability to push through those last difficult miles without cramping.

Which Outfit did I Wear the Most:

I lived in One More Mile shirts, Nike shorts and my black and grey striped knee-highs this month.

What We Are Watching

With the Kiddos:  MegaMind
My Viewing:  127 Hours  Favorite movie of the month.

Funniest Kid Quote:
(S'ghetti girl shares loads of great conversation but LBM usually does say the cutest things)
Scene:  Me on treadmill as I stop the noisy treadmill
LBM playing in workout room
LBM, "Mommy.  You done?" in the cute young child with a head tilt way
Me, "Yep.  Are you ready to play with Mommy?" said somewhat rhetorically
LBM, "No.  Me run fast now.  Move."

Current Triumph:

Setting a new 50k PR, two weeks later completing my second fastest 50k ever on a very challenging course all while continuing my running streak.

Current Goals

To budget both my time and money more deliberately

To enjoy and be successful in running my first 50 mile trail race.
If successful, I will have raced 113 miles in 5 weeks ~ a new PR.

Current Blessing:

This day and all the ones that God gave me before it.

Current Excitement:

Family:  The continued hope that Army Son will be home soon.

Running:  At the beginning of March I was # 62 on the wait list for The Bull Run Run 50 miler.  You'd have to have just awoke from a coma to be unaware that I am finally IN!
April 9th, 50 miles here I come!

Current Concern:

Family:  Army son still is not home.  A problem with paperwork may keep him away another month.
Running:  On April 9th, I am going to be running 50 miles.

How did your March days add up?


  1. congrats on an awesome month!!!

  2. You had an awesome March and are going to KILL that 50 miler. I am so excited for you. Have to admit though, your mileage is making me super jealous. And tired. But mostly jealous.

  3. i will be praying for your son to be home soon.
    i am in such awe of everything you have accomplished in march. i greatly admire you!

  4. Just getting caught up on all your posts - looks like a great month! I definitely need to invest in some compression gear.

  5. great month for sure...except for the army son stuff. sending good vibes that everything works out!

  6. Um....my March pretty much sucked, thanks for asking though :).

    You're on fire girl...it always makes me smile when I come over here and read your blog, you are nothing but upbeat and full of energy. I'm sorry I have been in a coma (still am!) and didn't know you got into th 50-miler - woooohooooo!! That is wonderful news!! :)

  7. so excited for your run! thinking of your son and hope he can return home SOON!

  8. Amazing achievements this month - very inspiring! Thanks

  9. Great month! I love that LBM quote. Did he get on the treadmill? I hope Army Son can come home soon!