It’s time to rate your month on Tuesdays on the Run! Tell us how February looked for you: do you give it an A for AWESOME or maybe it needs improvement so a solid C is more appropriate. Let us know and link up!
- Feb 27 – grade your month
- Mar 6 – treadmill tell-all, love? hate? tolerate?
- Mar 13 – luck of the runner – how does running make you feel lucky?
- Mar 20 – spring break running/racing plans
- Mar 27 – DNS? DNF?
My Month So Far
February started out ROUGH – but ended strong!
Once I got back from the Dopey Challenge, I give myself a much-needed break from running. Plus, my hip was still really giving me a lot of issues, so I thought it was best to sit it out for a little while.
Little did I know, that little while was going to last a long while.
After finally getting in with a Physical Therapist, his immediate answer to begin solving my pain was to stop running.
I reluctantly agreed but started to get super nervous knowing that the Princess Half Marathon was right around the corner.
Rest and Recovery
Going through Physical Therapy was (is) interesting. I had to laugh at myself because a lot of the things he has me doing while I am there are things that were included in the strength training portion of the Train Like a Mother plan (that I was really bad about actually doing)!
Maybe, just maybe, if I had done what I was supposed to do, I wouldn’t be injured?
I guess we’ll never know!
There wasn’t much of it.
According to our Run The Year team – I only clocked in a total of 11 training miles for the entire month.
Obviously, I started to get a little bit nervous about the races at the end of the month.
My Physical Therapist was never too terribly concerned, and never once mentioned me needing to sit them out.
I’m still undecided if he didn’t mention it because he knew I’d be fine, or if it was because he knew it wouldn’t do any good and I was going to run it anyway…
Princess Half Marathon – The 5K
The 5K for this race was beyond fun. I ran it with two of my very best friends, we had matching outfits, and really enjoyed our time together.
The pace was slow and steady, we ran?through our favorite?park, and finished with smiles on our faces.
The medal was a great one, too. My favorite part is the ribbon is Rapunzel’s hair… clever, Disney!
Princess Half Marathon – The 10K
This one was probably my most favorite. I absolutely love the 10K distance!
It’s just long enough to be a challenge, but not too terribly long. So, as soon as you start to think “what did I get myself in to?” – the race is over!
Really, perfect length.
I ran this one with Meghan and I convinced her to dress as a Stepsister. This is probably my favorite costume we have done so far. Every piece just kind of fell into place until we had the perfect outfit!
Plus, how great are those shirts?
The medal for this race is great, too… gotta love a spinner…
Princess Half Marathon – The Half Marathon
I have a very cool post to write about this.
In a nutshell, I decided to join a group of internet strangers in the “Dead Last Start” challenge. This is where we wait and start the race at the end of the last corral with the balloon ladies… and then see how many people we can pass.
It was never really about PASSING other runners, it’s was about proving to myself that I can do whatever I set my mind to. And it was about proving that you can have a great race no matter what corral you start in!
I started this race with strangers and ended the race with friends.? And a Mickey Ice Cream bar.
It was an incredible experience and I can’t wait to tell you all more about it!
And the MEDALS!
Snow White’s apple is on point… and that Fairy Tale Challenge medal maaaaaay be one of my most favorite designs.? Simple and classic!
So there you have it – February (and really the end of January too) in a nutshell. It was an interesting month with not enough miles… but I am hoping the work I did this month will help me ramp it up next month!? Next up – Rock n Roll Dallas Half Marathon!
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)