Friday, May 01, 2015

April update - Working on Mountain Goat status

April was a whirlwind of hikes (18 miles at Stone Mountain and 13 miles at South Mountain) and races (Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh and the Country Music Half Marathon) totaling 9,385' of elevation gain! When I laid out my proposed April schedule, my physical therapist said "that's a lot" but half-way through April, I moved to fewer physical therapy sessions, with only one currently scheduled for the end of May. The game plan, now that my strength has improved, is to wait until I finish my (even crazier) June running / hiking plans to begin truly working on the agility and pivoting that will be necessary to get me back to playing soccer later this summer. 

I'm just over a week away from the Trailblaze Challenge and my amazing supporters have helped me raise over $2850 for the Make-A-WIsh Foundation. I have officially surpassed my goal and truly appreciate all of the support I've received from family, friends and co-workers throughout the last few months of training. I'm still trying to figure out how I want to commemorate the official hike, but I'm currently thinking of doing something on Instagram, so make sure to follow me and cross your fingers that I will have cell phone reception out there!

Resolution Updates
Walk the dogs for at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week – How does non-existent sound? I've definitely been neglecting this resolution a lot. I am getting outside with the dogs more - while I'm working in the yard, they're running around playing with each other or running the fence line racing the neighbor's dogs, and they've been able to have a lot more access to the outdoors while I'm at work now that the weather is cooperating again, but I haven't been purposefully taking them for walks, so for this month, I've got a big ol' Goose egg

Drink more water – Still struggling with this one a bit too - I've been using an app to track my water intake, but there were some days when I looked at it and realized I hadn't recorded anything for the last two days, so I had to go back and try to do an estimate. I need to get back to accurately tracking this again in May.
12 / 30 days drinking at least 39 oz. of water

2,015 miles in 2015 – Surprisingly, April was my second-lowest average daily miles so far this year, with just 5 miles per day (last month, I hit an average of 6 miles per day). I expected April to be a bigger month given all of my weekends were filled with either a long hike or a half marathon, but we did have an abundance of rainy days, which made my weekday average slip quite a bit.
151 miles in April for a total of 623 miles so far in 2015

How did your April goals go?


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