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April is almost over which means May is almost here.  That means June is around the corner!  And you know what that means – the end of the school year!!!

Let me tell you about how April went for me:

Mileage:  So far it’s been the month with the highest mileage.  As of today, I’ve run 79.83 and walked 4.08 miles.  There are still a few more days this month so I am sure those numbers will increase.  

Current Book:  I am reading “Damnation Spring”.  I am not sure how I feel about it.  It is a bit boring but I don’t want to stop reading it.  I still want to keep reading and finish it.

Current Shoes: Still running in the Brooks Ghost.  I’ve run close to 250 miles so soon I will retire them and then run in another pair.

2023 Running Goal:  My goal this year is to run 800 miles.  It is about 67 miles per month.  Total mileage to date is 225.52.  It is about 30 percent of my goal leaving me with about 575 miles to go.  As long as I stay healthy and injury free, I am confident I will reach my goal.

Injuries:  None.  The hip is better.  It isn’t 100% better but not as bad as before.  I still have plantar fasciitis but it isn’t as bad as before.  

Races:  I ran one this month – CARA Lakefront 10 Miler.  It was a cold and windy day but I made the best of it.  I have another one on Sunday and I am sure it will be a fun one.  It is “only” a 5k.  

School:  I am mentally exhausted and cannot wait to be done.  My last day is June 2nd.  Next month we have one institute day, a field trip to the zoo, and a pizza party.  I will be very happy when I am done.

Run Streak:  I wasn’t planning to do one but as of yesterday, I’ve been running for 30 days.  I focus on time instead of miles.  I run between 20-60 minutes on different days.  I feel like it is less pressure and at the same time, I enjoy my runs.  Whenever I feel tired, I get out for 15 or 20 minutes – short and sweet!

Health:  The hot flashes continue.  Other than that, I am feeling good.  I am trying to watch what I eat because of my high A1C.  In June I am getting blood work done again and hopefully, that number will be lower.  I cannot get diabetes!

April went well and I know May will be even better! 

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14 Comments on Tuesday Topics: April 2023 Review

  1. Sounds like April went well for you. A time goal for each day is much more manageable. Good luck with that streak.

    I changed my goal from 1000 to 800 so we’re on the same track.

    Obviously I’ve cut back on racing but hope to do at least one in May.

  2. I didn’t realize you were doing another run streak! I don’t consider myself a numbers person, but I do like to know the distances when I run. I know a lot o others, like yourself, who run based on time instead of distance. I think I’d always be tempted to “round-up” to an approximate “even” number, LOL

    • My streak lasted 35 days. I was out late Saturday night and then felt really tired and groggy on Sunday. I even skipped my race! I thought about running later in the day but the weather was just crappy.

  3. Glad your hip is feeling better now.

    I should do that 10 Miler someday.

    I hope the rest of the school year goes quickly for you.

  4. It does sound like April was a good month for you! And there’s still five days left- you’ll have a nice monthly mileage. Glad to hear the hip and PF are better (did the PF get better on its own or did you do something for it? Mine is still bad.)
    I’m mentally exhausted and can’t wait for the school year to be done, and I’m not even a teacher. My 14 year old has perfected the art of complaining, and all I hear is how much she hates middle school and can’t wait for high school. Yes, please let it end.

  5. You had a great April! Nice mileage. I agree with you about Damnation Spring. I liked it but it did move kind of slow.

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