2016.083-092: Already April?!

Hello fools friends! Can you believe that it is already April? Me either! Where has the time gone?

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My “no more March” flowers courtesy of Daniel!

It is time for the next installment of the monthly running recap where I tell you a lot of random stats about the month that you likely don’t care about, but since this is my blog and numbers make me happy, you just humor me.

MONTH RECAP: March

Total running: 306 miles

Workouts: 1 (that I actually cut short). I have been struggling to find the motivation to do my workouts recently. It’s no big deal. I’ve done several races and I like to kind of use this “season” as a break anyway.

Races: 3 (2 5Ks & 1 10K)

Favorite race: This one is going to be surprising. I know that I have confessed my undying love for Spring Fever Chase all over the interwebs for many years, but … the winner of favorite race is going to go to the McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K. A dark horse steals the show!

Longest run: 21 miles

Shortest run: 4 miles

Favorite run: “The One with All the Rain”

This run deserved its own post, but alas, I did not and still do not have enough time to do it justice, so you will get the abbreviated version. For starters, there was no rain in the forecast the evening before this run took place. Spoiler alert … it rained. A lot.

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Rain ‘erywhere!

I met several friends at RW and we started out on our long run, which was an out and back 21 mile route. It was not raining when we started, but about mile 3 or 4, the bottom dropped out. We had to seek shelter from lightning several times (one time involved 4 soaking wet girls walking into a local gas station to ask the policemen who were having donuts breakfast if we could take a look at the radar on their phones … that was interesting), we passed up a couple of offers to hitch a ride (one of us wanted to ride and the rest of us wanted to keep running, but I won’t name any names) and ultimately, we had an absolute blast! It was an unforgettable run for sure and we felt super hard core once it was done.

Rest Days: 3

Cross Training: Um yeah, about that. It’s on the list of things to do post-tax season.

Other random data from the month: 186.5 hours worked and 255 hours slept (averaging 8 hrs. and 13 min. per night).

March was a good month, but I can’t really say that I am sad to see it go. April brings the end of tax season and that can never get here soon enough. Even though this year has been so much better, I am still looking forward to getting back to my “summer schedule.” I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I can see lots of paddle boarding, boating, reading, writing and OF COURSE running in my future!

There will be lots of good sunsets to enjoy and plenty of time to relax. I can’t wait!

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Talk to you soon!

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