Races: Miles for Maria 6 hour
Highpoint: Running wise, it was the 6 hour. I was unsure of it going in, but I learned a lot and am happy with how it turned out. On a personal level, I became an aunt for the first time to a 10lb, 23.5 inch
Not so Highpoint: Running wise I am pretty happy with the month. Maybe I could have been more consistent, but I upped my mileage and began working on speed again, both steps in the right direction. Personally, I am a little bummed I haven't had a chance to meet my nephew yet, but I will in July and at this rate he will probably be as tall as me by then.
New item of the month: I ran my first timed event (see above) and loved it (not just because of the Fritos) and went to my first non-running event at a running store: Ladies Night Out at Road Runner Sports. I'll be honest, I'm not a big shopper. In fact, I'm a pretty horrible shopper, but I had fun at this event. The best part is that I even learned something while I was there. Not only should you not put your sports bras in the dryer (confession: I've been known to do this when in a hurry), but they also should be retired before their first birthday because the elastic wears out. So treat your ladies right (or your lady's ladies) and replace that old, faded one (you know you have one... or four).
What I am excited for next month: May is kind of a blank slate for me right now, or as I like to think of it, full of possibilities. I have no races on the calendar, but 50k training will start. I get to see my family, which is awesome and even get to take a couple days off work (I've taken 2 day off since July and both of them were for marathons, lol). Safe to say, these days off will involve running as well. I'm still undecided on a 'new' item for the month (I have a few ideas), but if you have any recommendations, let me know!
How was your April? What are you looking forward to in May?