Total miles ran: 108.2
Total time worked out: 19hr, 57min
Total races – 2
Total PR’s – 2 – 8K and 10mi
Wedding Anniversary Celebrated – #6

Good morning. I'm hungry. The Sears Tower looks so small

Sunrise; Sears Tower

Screen shot 2013-04-03 at 5.52.04 PM Shamrock shuffle with @xaarlin in corral A

Blogger Night at Road Runner Sports; Shamrock Shuffle

Monday MagQuarryman_lighter

Sunrise; Quarryman 10

Another gloomy day in Chicago Park Ridge Metra Station

Gloomy; Rainy

Good morning This view never gets old

Sunrise; Chicago skyline

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April’s Goal: Let’s not talk about my inability to take my cat to the vet for a check-up.

Progress on yearly goals:

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

Run 1,300 miles for the year. RunningAhead.com tells me that I am now 96.1 miles behind my pace bunny. Yeah. Might be throwing in the towel on this one.

Weekly strength workouts. I did five total.

Move out of my parents house. We were able to consolidate a lot of our credit card debt at a significantly better interest rate. So that’s awesome. Also, we are starting to talk to mortgage lenders, although that conversation could be a huge wake-up call. We’re starting to get to the point where the amount of money we are saving by living with my parents isn’t worth the other sacrifices (see below). So if buying isn’t an option right now, we’re open to renting. Although that market sucks.

Read 12 books. I read The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters. I thought it was “meh.”

May’s goal: No goal. Honestly, I feel like I’ve been struggling lately. Between working and commuting 4 hours/day, and then training, I have very little free time in the evenings. My main goal right now is to get my commute down to a reasonable amount of time, and that takes up what little time I have left in the evenings. Getting to bed at a “reasonable hour” is a struggle. It takes an honest effort to even remember to plan for meals, let alone make them, and I feel like I’m completely ignoring my husband some days. So, basically, I feel like I’m not really enjoying life Monday-Friday. And it’s left me feeling very stressed and anxious and frustrated. It shouldn’t really surprise me that this past weekend I got sick for the third time this year. Anyway, I won’t really go on, because this blog is very public, but yeah, that’s where I am right now. I’m debating not signing up for any more races (not even a make-up goal half in lieu of missing my half on Sunday) and just focusing on other things, and just running for fun. When I have the time again (i.e., don’t have to commute 4 hours/day), I can focus on running goals. But anyway, May’s goal = doing what I need to do to shorten my commute. Maybe moving, maybe … anyway.