Distance covered: 200.63 kms (354.41 kms covered to date from 1 Feb to 31 Mar).
Funds raised: $183.78 ($853.78 from 1 Feb to 31 Mar; please see my fundraising page on Everyday Hero to donate).
March was escalation month.
It was the month when I started to run more than 20kms on a given day on the weekend (peaking at 26.1km), and covered more than 55km a week during the ‘peak’ weeks.
I didn’t have any races to aim for, so it was a month of getting the training brain in order, and identifying a few more organized races to target (Run Noosa half marathon at the end of this month. Mothers Day Classic in May).
It was also the month of introducing racewalking to my long runs and surprising myself with the time I was finishing within. The long run became something I started to look forward to (bizarre but true!), and I experimented with a few different ways of racewalking.
I started working part time work and studying part time, which meant a little more scheduling and planning. This is an area I blogged about during the month, as the balance is something I am acutely aware of. So far – not too unbalanced!
How do I feel about the second month’s worth of running and fundraising?
The body is continuing to hold up well (thanks to my masseur and osteo!!!). I did put a small amount of weight on over the month, which I will keep tabs on so I don’t push over my ‘threshold’ that I know causes aching joints. Or perhaps that is just ageing!! My body is changing shape a little – the legs are looking like runners legs now, and I have lost a tiny bit of muscle mass on the arms due to not boxing or doing weights as frequently.
I have managed to raise approximately a quarter of my target for Wildlife Victoria thanks to the generosity and kindness of others, and have had immense moral support from so many people – thank you! A few friends have pledged to donate as well, and to assist, here is the link to the page to donate: Everyday Hero
What does April look like?
- 211 kms of plodding away
- Noosa half marathon (ahhh….warm….),
- new shoes (yay!)
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- lots of food!
See you on the road!