Sunday, March 31, 2013

Goal Getter 2013: March Update

It just seems like yesterday that I wrote my February re-cap.  March was certainly a whirlwind of insanity.  I celebrated a birthday, ran a half marathon, worked 13 days straight (5 of which were in Miami, boohoo for me) and ran a 30km a couple of weeks later.  I set PB's in both races I did and I came very close to hitting goal #10 on my list of resolutions on my birthday (breaking 1:30 in a half marathon).   That would have been an amazing birthday present.  I guess the next best thing is knowing that I'm getting really close.  A summer of racing triathlons should set me up nicely for a sub 1:30 in the fall.  What I did manage to do is hit goal #14:  My race time was fast enough to get me a guaranteed entry to NYC in 2014.  YEAH.

One goal I did have that I didn't put on my list, mainly because I wasn't really serious about it until about a month before the race, was getting my gold medal at Around the Bay.  After my result at the Chilly Half, I was pretty sure I'd be able to do it.  It wouldn't be pretty but I'd probably be able to pull it off.  I did it but it took me almost a week to recover from it.  I went much harder than I should have. But I honestly don't think I would have changed anything, other than the fact that I should have booked a massage a couple of days after the race.  That probably would have helped speed my recovery.  Oh well. 

Got the gold!
 I'm still chugging along nicely with my swimming as well.  In fact I dragged my sorry butt up at 5:30 am this morning to get to the early swim so I could get some mileage in before I went to meet my friend for a run.   I managed to swim 2700m in just under an hour this morning.  That brought my total for the month to 11 swims totaling 23,800m.  I'm now at 231,250m which means I have less than 20,000m to go before I hit 250,000m.   I suspect that I'll probably hit the 250,000m mark sometime mid-May. 

My cycling has been sporadic but at least it's not non existent.  I'm really looking forward to getting outside and riding once the weather warms up.  Realistically that probably won't happen until the end of April but that's ok.  I've got the Computrainer to keep me somewhat accountable in the meantime.

The area I need to get a better handle on is my diet.  I was so good during the month of February but this month has been tough.  I think my crazy work schedule, mixed in with the races and G being away has made it tough to stay on track.  We haven't actually done a proper grocery shop in about a month.  THAT is highly unusual for me.  I will be rectifying that tomorrow.  My body is craving good wholesome food.  I am going to toss out all the little bits of chocolate and other junk that have made their way into the house over the last few weeks as I can't seem to control myself once I indulge.  So into the trash it goes. 

Other than that, I'm happy with the way things are going.  Next stop - BOSTON!

How are your 2013 goals shaping up?


Beka said...

I agree! March went by entirely way too fast. I was the same - super good in Feb with my diet, but then March hit and it went through the roof in a bad way!
Congrats on that gold, and your NYC half guarantee. That's pretty awesome :)

I need to spend today thinking about my April goal. I have a couple in mind.

Phaedra Kennedy said...

Thanks Beka! It was crazy how quickly March flew by!

Anonymous said...

GAH, it's almost Boston time!!! I totally fell off the wagon with most of my March goals... Can we have a repeat??

Alison @ racingtales said...

Congrats on your new PRs (so funny to see PB, that's what we say in England but I've lived in the US for too long!) and on making the cut for NYC!

I've been struggling staying on the wagon, too. Didn't allow myself any easter candy but being on vacation for 10 days made eating well more difficult than usual. I have stashed away the candy until after Boston, then the beast will be unleashed!

Hope to see you in Boston!