Happy April! I can hardly believe that March is over already.
It has been a crazy month.
I posted back at the beginning of the month that March was always a favorite month of mine, with St. Patrick's Day, the beginning of spring, and my birthday. March will not go down as my favorite month this year, but it had a lot of great in it and it ended on a very high note.
In the running department, I hit a new high for my monthly mileage with 343 miles. I have really enjoyed the high mileage and it is exciting to be able to run that many miles (and lots of quality workouts) and to be feeling so good physically. It was also awesome that I was able to get OFF of the treadmill this month and have been getting all of my runs done outside. I have had some great long runs and some rocking track workouts and couldn't be happier running outside.
Even this morning, when it was only 25 degrees, 20mph winds, and snowing (typical spring in the Rocky Mountains) for my easy-paced 7 mile run, I was happy to just be out there. (And I am even happier that the weather looks great for next week).
There are now only TWO WEEKS until Boston. I think I have over-used the word excited when talking about this race, but I am really, really excited.
The May edition of Runner's World is out and I have gotten a lot of wonderful feedback (thank you!) As I have said, I am not a big "center of attention" kind of girl so it has all been a little embarrassing, but the article was well-written and the pics are fun. I do wish they would have used one of the pictures they took with Josh in it (and his track team gave him a lot of heckling about that!) but that's my only complaint.
The last two weekends have been wonderful. Josh has been home (only day track meets on Fridays, no overnights or Saturday meets yet) and we've had lots of quality time together which was much needed and has been much enjoyed. The kids are all great and are home for Spring Break this week, so we are all looking forward to some down time and some fun time together. I had to disappoint them when Marcus (age 7) asked where we were going for Spring Break and then suggested Hawaii, but we will be sure to make some fun this week despite a lack of thrilling travel plans.
So bring on April, bring on Boston, bring on an exciting future.
Quote for today, -
"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude." - Karl Barth
I definitely am filled with joy and gratitude for this very blessed life I am living.