Today is the last day of April! I had a mileage goal to run 80 miles this month and I came up a little short. I’ve been battling a sinus headache and sore throat since Thursday. I sure hope May is nicer than April was to me! Here is how my week went..
Monday: 2.2 mile walk and full body workout at my class. I knew I needed about 22 miles to catch up and meet my goal so I tried to start the week off right. I walked most of the distance, but did jog down the hills.
Right before going to work, I received some sad news about my son. He failed a test for dyslexia. He’s only in Kindergarten and my two daughters never took a test for dyslexia at that age. My husband and I ended up meeting with Cayne’s teacher and she thinks he is okay. He is not doing well in Language mostly because he doesn’t care about school. Anyway, I admit I had a hard time taking the news and cried all the way to my class where I’m supposed to be perky and upbeat. I managed to pull it together and had a great class.
Tuesday: I ran my fastest 4 mile run of the year! I think my new Fellow Flowers tank “I am the Storm” gave me some motivation especially after the news about my son. At class I wrote numbers and a cardio exercise by each number 0-9. The ladies had to do an exercise for each number according to their birthdate. It was a lot of fun!
Wednesday: I ran 5 miles and could tell I was tired. I’m always tired by “hump” day after running and teaching two classes. Plus Cayne has Tball games Mondays and Thursdays. I was on pace to run negative splits but my legs were DONE during the last mile. I finished mile 5 at 10:45. TIRED.
By Friday I was feeling pretty yucky with a headache and sore throat. I could tell it was just sinus drainage so I rested. Saturday, the kids and I went to Relay for Life which is a festival for cancer survivors. Our praise band from church sang too! Me and my girls, Addy and Aubrynn enjoying Relay for Life! Fun fact: I am a worship leader at my church. I’ve been singing with most of this group for almost 7 years. Singing for the Lord is my passion. I know God gave me this gift of worship to glorify Him and He gave me running to help with my anxiety. My head is clear when I worship and when I’m running. It’s a beautiful thing!
I ended up logging 72.5 miles for the month of April. I admit I am a little disappointed because I feel behind on my 1000 mile goal for the year. However, summer break is coming up soon for the kids and things won’t be so rushed and hectic around here. I’m really excited about running half marathon number sweet 16 on Saturday! The Magnolia Meltdown Half Marathon in Ridgeland. So let’s get May started off with a bang shall we?? How was your month? When is your next race?