Miles Ran/Last Month: 61.64/140.56.  I took it easy in April while I recovered from my ultramarathon.  However, I did run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon.  The race was so much fun!  I highly recommend you run this race.  I do hope the event comes to Chicago.

Highest Mileage Week: 31.21.  Ultra marathon week.

Half Marathons Planned/Completed: 2/1.  I had planned to run the Salt Lake City Half Marathon but last minute decided not to go.  I was feeling bleh and was not in the mood to travel nor run a race.

Current Ache/Pain: My right hip.  It does not hurt when I run so maybe that is a good thing.  I’ve been slacking on my stretching and need to make it a point to do it more often.

Current Challenge: 30-Day Plank Challenge.  I am up to 90 seconds.  Tomorrow it is 120 seconds!


Current Book: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  Yes, I know I am behind so I am slowly catching up. I’ve had the chance to see the movie twice and each time I’ve refused to see it because I want to read the book first.

I also read What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self for my book club.  I will admit it is a good book but I expected it to be better.  There were some good and interesting letters but I guess I was waiting for an aha moment.

photo bookclub

Current Song: Happy by Pharrell Williams.  My kids LOVE that song.  It makes them happy and that makes me happy.

Current Treat: Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel by Godiva.  The Staples by my house is going out of business so all of the food is 50% off.


You bet I stocked up on my coffee and chocolate.

Current Excitement: I have 6 weeks to go till summer break.  Enough said.

summer break

6 Comments on April 2014 in Review

  1. I love that “Happy” song, too! I normally don’t care about car commercials, but they play the Happy song in one of them and I notice it just because of the song. Yay for Godiva chocolates, especially at 50% off!

    We still need to find some times to go to bikram together!!!

  2. Have you done the SLC half before? I did it last year and loved it. Bummer you missed it!

    I hope your hip feels better soon! 🙂

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