The month of April was pretty epic for me. I broke every personal record I had set out to achieve and set the bar high for my new racing standard. For now I am very satisfied with what I have done and would be very content if I stay at this level of my running. By all means I have done more than anyone ever expects me to do. In my town, my circle of friends, my family, (even some of you within my blogging circle) think I'm a total rock star. Sure, I'm nothing close to Kara Goucher or any kind of Olympic caliber, but they don't know that. Or if they do, they don't care and think I am anyway. My family, my friends, my fans (if you will)....they are such a crucial part to my running & racing endeavors and success.
And yet, despite all this awesomeness and epic-ness I still believe it's possible for me to set that bar even higher and lower my times even more. I realize at some point I am not going to get any faster, but I don't think I've reached that point yet. So for now, I continue on to see what my running has in store for me.
Despite my heavy racing last month I had another great month of logging miles. Running a half and full marathon helped, but I still logged 161 miles in April. That takes my yearly total up to 636 miles for 2013. Yes, I'm still behind on my goal for Run This Year. Now that I don't have any racing on my calendar for awhile and the weather has finally improved I should be able to run, run, run and really rack up those miles. I plan to blow the lid off of my previous monthly highs to make up some lost ground before I need to focus in on training for Howl at the Moon, my 8 hour Ultra.
I have continued with my running streak and as of April 30, I have run 338 days in a row. In case you are not doing the math or paying attention to numbers I am closing in on my 1 year anniversary of streaking. That might call for some real streaking to celebrate!! I'M KIDDING! Just seeing who's paying attention to what I say. I do have plans for something special to note the occasion and it will involve having my clothes on in it's entirety!!
How has the month of April and/or 2013 been looking for you & your goals and/or running? Drop me a comment and let me know!!