Here we are a few days into April, so it’s time to look back on the month of March and check in on 2015 goals!
You can read my other monthly recaps so far here:
-As you may know I have been in physical therapy since early February. I stopped running in early March when I started to feel worse, and ended up taking about 3 weeks off.
-I no longer have a mileage goal for the year. If I was running consistently all year I may have reached that number but at this point I know I won’t be running alot of miles this year, and that’s ok.
-I am still focusing on getting “stronger and healthier” by working on figuring out what was causing pain and tightness and finding ways to address those issues and preventing them from happening again.
-I have kept up with planking- although I still haven’t been good about keeping track of it. Without running, I haven’t been using my training journal at all, so I have just been keeping track of my workouts as I share them on the blog.
-I read 1 book this month! (The Violets Of March) I am already getting started on another for April (Running Strong– recommended by Salt). It’s become a habit to go into bed a little earlier and read for a bit instead of spending that time on the computer.
-I’ve still be keeping up with variety in my workouts in whatever way I can. This month I was really focused on trying to figure out if any types of workouts made my issues worse. Long story short- I don’t really think so. Nothing feels great when my body isn’t working properly, but nothing caused pain either. I found that in general I felt worse when I wasn’t exercising because I was spending more time sitting and not getting my blood flowing at all.
-I added swimming and pool running to my routine this month!
March 2015 Stats and Highlights
Total Miles: 16. That’s what happens when you take off 3 weeks!
Best Run: Getting to run 1 mile outside (even though I felt like I was gonna die). It was wonderful to be outside in the sunshine and of course, to be running!
Favorite non-running activity: I guess I will go with swimming. I certainly don’t love it, but it’s a good workout and I do think I have made some progress with it. Still working on figuring out how to breathe!
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Biggest accomplishment: Finally starting to figure out what was causing my body to fall apart, and getting on track to put myself back together!
Set-backs and struggles: I definitely had a huge set-back in the beginning of the month when I felt like I was getting worse. Even when I stopped running I felt like I was getting worse. It was definitely disheartening as I felt like I was doing everything I should be doing and could not understand why that was happening.
Things I’m Looking Forward To In April: A break from school, and a few days off from work, moving into our new house, my niece being born, and a quick trip to NY for a bridal shower and engagement party! It’s gonna be a busy month!
What was the best part of March for you?
What are you looking forward to in April?