I feel like I say this every month, but I CANNOT BELIEVE MARCH IS OVER!
March was actually a really fun month. I had a TWO WEEK spring break, went to Mexico and had a four day weekend over Easter. Working in a private school has definite perks! In addition to all that fun, I had a few really good long runs that are preparing me well for my half-marathon coming up in April. Oh, and the weather is soon going to be in the 70′s and really…how can you not love that?!?!?!
Running- Longs runs are good. One more this weekend and then race time in two weeks. I am really excited for this race. My initial plan was to definitely go for a PR but I don’t know if I am ready. Based on Sunday’s long run, I could come close. It will really depend on those last few miles. After Philly, when I was on target to crush my PR only to be bogged down by GI issues, I don’t want to get my hopes up for anything. The extended weather report says 72, I have a cute outfit, it’s at the University I went to and loads of my friends will also be racing. Those are all reasons to be excited that have nothing to do with time. We shall see what happens when I cross the line!
Ballet/Barre- This is still my favorite workout but I am definitely doing a lot more barre than I am ballet. For one, it just fits in my schedule better but I also like the combination of ballet work with cardio and other strength moves. It is the best workout I get for sure! However, until the half is over, I am taking a break with this because it is really stressful on the legs and I do not want to over-do it. Once the race is over, I’ll be picking this up much more…especially once school is out and I can go in the mornings. I cannot wait for that!
Nutrition- I did so well up until Mexico. Then it was a lot of alcohol and ridiculous amounts of food! I look so bloated in the photos from the drinking, but seriously…worth it. Once I got home, I got right back on track. I feel pretty good although the real test will be race day. I have been once again consistently training with GU so I hope that helps. I really think that was the problem in Philly. My training sucked and I didn’t rely on one product for nutrition. On race day my body rejected it completely. Now, I am back to training with GU and hoping it makes the difference.
Sleep- I am happy to report that while I was super busy over break, I did take lots of naps! This past weekend I made zero plans on Saturday and pretty much slept all day. I know I will never catch up, but sometimes a true lazy-do-nothing-day is exactly what I need!
Other Life Events-
Mexico was AMAZING! The resort was just so-so but being there with so many of my friends and such a group of awesome people made for a fantastic trip. We flew out super early and we were there and on the beach by 10am. Of course the drinks started flowing right away and the sun was out in full effect! It was perfection! I spent all day Thursday and Friday, switching from the beach to the pool, hanging out in the sun and enjoying adult beverages with some of my favorite people. Saturday was the wedding and we had perfect weather. There was a ridiculous amount of dancing which I loved and I was so sad when the night ended. My flight out Sunday was a little later so I got in a few hours of sun before I had to say good-bye. Before I knew it, the trip was over. It was definitely a great time even if it was really short!
How about some photos?
And I’ll leave you with this gem…my best white girl dance moves in action!
What was the best thing that happened to you in March?