March in Review

Total Miles Ran: 93.7
Total Miles Walked (During Commute): 18
Total Time Worked Out: 18hr, 31min, or 1,111 minutes
Total Races: 0

First time in two years that I had back-to-back no race months. 

New trails ran on: 1. Great Western Trail.
Pairs of running shoes purchased: 2
Pairs retired: 1. I think. I dunno, maybe I’ll try to squeeze some more miles out of them.

Total times I got sick: 2. Stomach bug and sinus infection.

Good morning commuters March snow

So... Which pair will I wear for my next half marathon? Brooks adrenaline 12 or  Mizuno wave Nirvana 8? Just got home from base, still in his fatigues, cuddling the kitty.

upload Good morning, Chicago

Sunrises, snow, running, my husband and my cat. My life is thrilling.

Best March Searches:

  • “i would like to run more races but can’t afford it” – You and me both.
  • “cant afford running events” – I see that I am starting to attract a niche audience …
  • “chicago running beer groups” – Does ChicagoRunningBloggers.com need a spin-off? ChicagoBeerRunBloggers.com?
  • “beer runs through chicago” – BRB, off to buy some domains …
  • “how do i carry clif shot bloks during marathon” – In a SPIbelt. Although I want to try a FlipBelt.
  • “cookie monster” – Only during Girl Scout cookie time.

March’s Goal:

Take Olive to the vet. Fail. I’m a terrible cat mom.

Progress on yearly goals: 

Don’t spend more than $500 on races for 2013. I didn’t register for any races during February. Still at $338 for 2013’s races.

Run 1,300 miles for the year. RunningAhead.com tells me that I am now 79.2 miles behind my pace bunny. Oops.

Weekly strength workouts. I did seven total.

Move out of my parents house. Yeah yeah. Fell off the tracking-all-expenses bandwagon. But we’re still making slow progress overall.

Read 12 books. I read two!! Overachiever over here. (I also started taking the train to work again, it’s easy to find time to read when you’re spending four hours/day commute via public transit.) Anyway, I read Wise Blood and Like Water For Chocolate

April’s Goal: 

Take Olive to the vet. Let’s try this again.

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6 Comments on “March in Review”

  1. I wore the flip belt at Waterfall Glen on Friday WITH my water belt and it worked great. Still didn’t move and I was worried about it. I thought sure that “two” belts would be over the top but the little pouch on my water belt doesn’t fit my phone (or anything else for that matter) so I needed it for my phone and gels. I was super happy.

    Side note….. I’ve spent too much $$ on races. And hotels for races. I’m signing up for the Dopey Challenge too so will be blowing $500 on that next Tuesday. Shoot me.

    1. Oooh Dopey!! Good luck!!! If it works for your budget, do what makes you happy. Right now we need to channel as much money as possible toward credit card debt, so I can’t really justify a lot of “extras.” Hence my race strict race budget.

  2. Are you saving to buy a place? I’m saving for that now and I’ve put myself on a strict budget and I write down every purchase I make. I’ve also allowed myself a certain amount of fun money a month, it’s really helped. AND I’ve not racing as much. Boo hoo. Haha.

  3. Hey good job! On money tracking (and other tracking), I find you sometimes have to take “tracking vacations” — not to spend money more, but to take a break from the tracking. The hope is that you can keep up the habits you had when you diligently track, but w/o the “oversight”.

    Great to see you & run with you last night!

  4. OK – just checked out the FlipBelt – does it move up during runs? I have issues with belts that all seem to start out on my hips where I want them but then migrate upwards to my natural waist.

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