I had big plans for March, including a lot of boot camp and running but the month didn’t quite go as planned.
The day after I made my “I’m so excited for boot camp!” announcement, one of my favorite coworkers unexpectedly passed away. That threw a huge wrench in the first full week of March. I was beyond sad and we had a lot of office memorials/funeral matters to attend to. I was just so heart broken and I still am but I’m dealing with it a lot better. I did not end up starting boot camp that week but was pretty determined to get going the next week. I ended up getting in one weekday run and ran my first Four Miler on the 12th, which was a blast.
In March, I hosted my first giveaway and it was awesome. I’m really hoping I can pull together another one in the coming month or two. I have something in the works but it’s in the very early stages. Fingers crossed.
In the second week of March, I realized there was something funny going on with my heart. I was cleared by my cardiologist to keep running but ended up pushing back boot camp again. Spring weather made a brief appearance and I did a long run on the beautiful Mount Vernon Trail. It was tough but wonderful at the same time.
The day after my long run I came down with a bad cold. I spent the whole week before the National Half Marathon Relay nursing it, resting, and trying to get better. It almost worked. I ran my leg of the Relay at far less than 100% (and puked). It may not have been the best run of my life but I was really proud of pushing through.
Finally, I figured out what was going on with my heart. It wasn’t what I was expecting but it’s something that shouldn’t interfere with my life too much once I get it under control.
March feels like a bit of a fail for me, even though I know a lot of it was outside of my control. It was actually my second highest mileage month ever. My IT band seems completely healed, so I know April will be full of great things.
Tonight, I’m starting the month off with the first run of the Crystal City 5K Friday series. I’m really excited to see how my 5K time progresses in the next 5 weeks.
Here’s hoping everyone has a great April. Do you have any big race plans? Any fun life plans?