Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monthly Recap/Stats - March

Holy cow! It's April! And I have sad news. I've decided to quit triathlon. Saturday's race was so tough that I just cannot foresee continuing on in this treacherous sport.


Did I get anyone? Anyone at all? Yeah...didn't think so. You all know me better than that.

Here's how March went down!

Run 58 miles

Bike 250 miles

Swim 11

Less mileage overall but I'm blaming a busy month, a taper, and other random life events. I'm hoping to bump it up across the board in April.

Races Sarasota Half Marathon which went very well as a "training" sorta run. And HITS Ocala 70.3 AKA Noah's Ark 74.3. Haha.

Current Reads I finished The Magicians last month and decided to take a break until April. The Magicians was so good and yet so annoying. Spike recommended it and I am part pissed at him for doing so and part thrilled he did. It's just one of those books. It's basically a Harry Potter meets Catcher in the Rye. Magic and angst.

I'm starting a book today that Nanci loaned me called Article 5. I'm excited to delve into another teen dystopian novel.

Current Obsession Figuring out my back situation getting off the bike and getting stronger on the bike. I'm basically in full on triathlon mode from here on out. It's tri season bitches!

Current Song Does the theme music from NPR News count? #Iamanoldlady

Current Need A personal chef. We all NEED that right?

Current Triumph Coming this close to beating my coach on a tri swim. It will happen this season Coach Steve! Look out!

Current Bane of My Existence Laundry. There ain't no laundry like tri season laundry. How do we go through so many towels!?!?

Current Goal A kick ass St. Anthony's Triathlon at the end of the month!

Current Indulgence Ranch dressing. Help me, I have a problem.

Current Blessings Training partners new and old. This whole triathlon thing is great and all but I know I'd never do half of this crap without all these awesome folks I'm surrounded by. I heart training buddies.

Current Excitement I'm really looking forward to the rest of this tri season! Did I mention that already?

How was your March? Big plans for April?


Stephanie said...

OMG laundry. I'm not even doing doubles yet, but I seem to always have a load of towels or workout gear in the washer! What's up with that?

Excited to follow your season, and hopefully get a training sesh or two in with you!

PS I'm volunteering at St. A's - see you there!

Karen said...

I love a good teen dystopian novel and I always wonder if I should be reading something that is meant for teens. As long as I don't digress to Clifford the Big Red Dog when there aren't kids around I guess I am good :)

One Crazy Penguin said...

My laundry somehow quadruples when I'm training. And that's for only running! Adding in tri this year is going to break me!

Carolina John said...

That's a pretty solid month! It's getting close to time for the really long stuff to start, so remember this "easy" time when you easily double those numbers. hahahaha.

wait, my ironman training started yesterday too. so i'm in there with you. oh crap.

Angela said...

Heh, "Harry Potter meets Catcher in the Rye" / "magic & angst". Yep, I'd say that pretty much sums up The Magicians. I almost didn't read the sequel because the characters in the first one were so whiney & got on my nerves so much, but ultimately I did. I heard that the third one's supposed to be out in August, so I suppose I'll have to wrap up the trilogy.

Jodi H said...

Great job Beth! I am really enjoying following your training!!

ajh said...

Personal chef sounds perfect.

prettylittlegrub.com said...

March was a good month, did my first half marathon of the year and PR'd. But I felt like my eating wasn't up to my usual par so my goal for April is to get that back on track.

lindsay said...

I could go for a personal chef. And maid. Now who wants to do that for a verrrry affordable rate. And by affordable I mean for free? Anyone? Anyone?