April Wrap Up

April was a fun month, even though it was kind of chilly and really rainy!

I can't wait to see the May flowers after all this rain!

April was a fun month.  It started off with a huge 5K PR at a local race series that runs through my neighborhood.  It was a lot of fun and I was really excited.

I started taking heart medicine to fix the heart problems I’ve been having over the last few months.  It’s been great for my health but very hard for my body to adapt to exercising on the new medicine. I’m starting to notice it getting easier and I’m looking forward to seeing that continue.

I volunteered at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and ran the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Miler.  The 10 miler was so hard for me but I was really proud to finish.  I know I can only get better at running longer distance!

So many bananas!

Done done done!!!

I started going to boot camp in mid-April.  The workouts are tough and leave me really sore.  I’m not super in love with the teacher but it’s only a one month class.  I know that strength training will help me running so I am trying to learn to embrace it.

I ran 3 more 5K’s in the Crystal Run 5K Friday series, 2 of which were in the rain!

Yay, I finally got over my fear of tripping over the timing mat and took a good finish line pic!

You know you've run a PR when your finish pics all show you staring down your Garmin!

I set another PR at the 4th 5K.  Two PR’s in one month! Pretty impressive! I’m already planning to blow it to pieces this fall after my half marathon training.  I can’t wait.  Hear me now, I will break 30 minutes in a 5K this year!! 🙂
I also had a great month on the blog! My traffic continues to go up every month and while the number is still tiny it’s nice to see that there are a few people who find these stories interesting!  And in April, I wrote my most viewed post When Can You Call Yourself a Runner and was blown away by how awesome runners are.
April’s been great but now I’m ready for May.  I can’t believe how quickly this year is going!! Towards the end of May, I’ll start training for my half marathon – Virginia Beach in the beginning of September.  I am so excited!
I hope everyone had a great April and hope your May is even better.  Do you have any big plans for May?


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9 responses to “April Wrap Up

  1. You can totally break the 30-minute barrier. Go for it!

  2. I find you interesting! What a great month, I hope May is even better!

  3. Lee

    I had a hard time breaking the 30 minute mark too. Speedwork really helped me.

    Yay for increased blog traffic. That’s always good!

  4. Your April was amazing! 2 PRS! I’m so happy for you! 🙂 We’re going to have a great time at VA Beach – and your first HM! So it’s an automatic PR! Also, I plan on PR’ing this HM too, because, really, I can do it in 2:30. 🙂

    I start my marathon training this month. that’s my May plans. Be jealous.

  5. Sounds like a fantastic month for you, especially running-wise! April wasn’t the greatest month for me running-wise (I slacked on it a lot) but I’m determined to make May better. I’m also starting a new strength building routine in May because I know how much it will help my running (even though it’s pretty much my least favourite thing to do :P)

  6. Joy

    My goals for may are: have a birthday party for dobby, put my house on the market, figure out what’s wrong with my health, start running again!

  7. It sounds like April was a good month! I have no doubt you’ll be breaking 30 minutes soon! I just found your blog this month, so I’m glad I was able to contribute to your increased traffic. 🙂

  8. These are great pictures!!!

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