March was a good month. I ran in my first trail race at the Explore Your Limits 5K and I set a new PR at the Martinsville Half Marathon. My running mileage was up from February but my cycling mileage was down.
As you can probably tell from my severe lack of blogging lately, I have been way busier than normal thanks to work. In order to get my mandatory overtime done, I've been working a lot of 9 (or sometimes 10) hour days instead of 8 hours. I still run, ride, or lift most days after work and then I come home, shower, fix and eat dinner, and get ready for the next day. After I finish everything, it's pretty much time for bed and I'm generally tired of looking at the computer anyways, so blogging has definitely gotten pushed way to the side. The only reason I have been able to write this post is because I have this week off from work!
Running Miles in March: 84!
Cycling Miles in March: 64
Running Miles YTD: 180 (20 miles off from being on track for meeting my "B" goal)
Cycling Miles YTD: 303 (72 miles off from being on track for meeting my "B" goal)
In addition to crossing off my 2012 goal of breaking 2:05 in a half marathon, I can also cross off my (well, Andrew's and my) goal of saving up money for our emergency fund. If you are at all familiar with Dave Ramsey, we have finished Baby Step #3!. We have now started saving up money to sell our current house and eventually buy a new house! Yay!
On the schedule for April:
- Mill Mountain Mayhem 10K (trail race) on 4/14...I'm kind of nervous about this one because the trails are pretty rocky and there is a lot of elevation change. Since I'm running a half the very next weekend (which, oddly enough, goes up the same mountain on a different route), my goal is to finish without hurting myself!
- Blue Ridge 1/2 Marathon on 4/21...I love this race! But I haven't been as diligent with my hill training this year because hills aggravate my back, so I might have a hard time with this one. I know I will have fun though!