This week on Tuesdays on the Run we want to know how your month of March was for running? Did you make your goals or maybe leave some more work to do? Let us know how March went down.
Calendar of topics for April:
- 4/4: Hydration what/when/how/fave bottles, etc.
- 4/11: Boston Marathon thoughts
- 4/18: Foolish running/racing mistakes
- 4/25: Grade your month
March Running in Review
What can I say about my running in March?
I guess that I actually willingly got out there and ran is a start. And it was good. Not great, but not awful.
Baby steps, man.
I started up with Couch to 5K as a springtime do-over. I think I’ve completed 5 of the workouts- not nearly all that I should have.
Because it rained, it snowed, it was cold, and #alltheweatherexcuses.
I know that was “nothing” but I really don’t like running on wet pavement because I fear slipping- a bit too much. So snow was a hard pass for me.
I’m regretting giving away the treadmill. Or maybe just regretting not buying one just yet. I’m both a weather Goldilocks and cheap. I keep waiting for the one I want to go on a mega sale.
However, the cherry blossom motivated me enough to get out early and finally run in Washington, something I’ve been dying to do since I first started running. The DC races always fascinated me!
As a minor history nerd and major tourist dork, running along the Reflecting Pool like Captain America has been a dream of mine.
Sadly, I was not able to say, “On your left” because, yeah, I’m no Cap.
But I did satisfy my touristy runner side and had a lovely 2 mile run from the Tidal Basin over to the Washington Monument, and down to Lincoln.
Those steps don’t play, yo!
Had to selfie and take a breather. Holy wow there are a lot more of them than you see on TV.
I was amused as I observed all the runners in the area- and there were quite a few. It was CLEAR who the local runners vs the tourist runners were.
Locals: they just run. Usually not too close to the monuments and main paths.
Tourists: we ran as close to the monuments as we could get with our heads on a swivel, phones coming out, with pictures taken during walk breaks.
Maybe we will be here long enough that I won’t be so obviously touristy, but for now, I’m ok with being super geeked over my 2 miles. I’ll be back!
Cherry blossoms, founding fathers, Hamilton playing on repeat: I was a happy runner.
Something I haven’t been in a very long time. <insert all the heart-eye emojis here>
Did my hip hurt? Um, yeah. A little. So back to the roller I go. But it wasn’t awful and I *think* I can run the 5K planned for next weekend.
It should be safely completed as long as I don’t try to push anything which frankly isn’t my style, so I should be just fine.
So March was alright.
Let’s kick off April with the 5K (Cherry Blossom themed, I mean, can I really pass this up?!) and then find out what the warmer weather & return of the humidity does for me. Let’s do this, NOVA!