Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Rearview Mirror: April 2012

running and training:  I'm not sure what the heck happened to my mileage this month (41 miles), but it plummeted. I think this was a weird month for me because I didn't have anything super challenging coming up. After the Spartan Sprint then the two halves in one weekend, it was hard to take training for the Pig seriously. For May I really hope to get my mileage back up in the 60+ range. 

This month I got three strength training workouts in each week. I was really happy with that and will definitely continue. I have fallen in love with strength training. I love feeling strong!

races:  The only race I did this month was on April 1st, the Knoxville Covenant Health Half Marathon

blogging:  If any of you are going to be in Cincinnati for the Flying Pig let me know if you'd like to meet up before the race or something! Also the blog makeover is coming up soon, right in time for my one year blogiversary!


  • Dune Road by Jane Green - definitely not my favorite book of hers. Boring, all over the place, and pretty predictable. I don't recommend it. 
  • Fifty Shades of Grey series - I finished books 1 and 2. OMG. I had no idea what I was getting myself into! Definitely not the Hunger Games, but still fun to read. I'm in the middle of the last book now. 
weight loss journey:

So i hit the dreaded plateau this month. I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later... but YUCK. I don't feel like I'm close enough to my goal weight to hit the big P, but here I am. I ended up gaining a half a pound this month (-16 pounds total since January). I started the month well, but then gained and lost the same 5 pounds at least twice. I'm not going to lie, I'm FRUSTRATED. But I'm sticking with it. Hopefully I'll have a big loss next month!

have you ever hit a weight loss plateau? how did you get through it?


  1. Hope you are able to break through your plateau this month!

  2. Good Luck with the Pig, it was my first (only so far) Full, wasn't a wise choice for a first one for me! You will do great though:)

  3. Oh and I think that is an awesome pic of you:)!!

  4. New follower here...and I'm thinking I know why your running plummedted...lol 50 SHADES OF GREY...read all three...and they will definitely take your time up. Seriously though, I know what it feels like to not take a race so seriously and wonder whats going on...I feel like ever since I got into NYC I kinda forgotten about all the other races I've signed up for...
    Looking forward to reading.

    1. hey annette, thanks for stopping by! and you are SO RIGHT!!! 50 is taking up some major time! lol. CONGRATS on NYC!!

  5. Good luck with the plateau! Change up what you are eating. I just started reading 50 Shades of Grey...Wowza!

  6. im loving strength training as well :) it feels so good to feel strong! everyone is running the PIG! i wish i was going to be there!

    i hit a plateau and kinda feel like im in one now but im okay with my weight right now. id still like to lose 5 more but i feel healthy so i think thats good. for me...sometimes its a sign to switch it up. i might through in a tabata style workout or 2 just to "shock" my body a bit!

  7. I love that race pic of you. So cute! Good luck at crushing that plateau!

  8. Okay so I got the recommendation for Fifty Shades of Grey, I was told this series is amazing! So I put it on my Amazon wish list...hopefully in the future I will read it!

  9. My mileage too! There was something about April that just sucked the motivation out of me. Here's to a better May!

    I forgot you're running the Pig! Me too! Think we could work out a meet up?

  10. I thought abuot reading Fifty Shades of Grey but now I'm going to get it for sure. Heading over to amazon right after this to get it on my kindle :)

  11. I just ran across your blog and love reading about your journey! I can totally relate with you about hitting the plateau...i'm in it right now! Check out my blog for my goals to try to get it out of it...maybe they will help/inspire you! Thanks for writing! :)