Here is a quick wrap-up post on my running and weight loss efforts for the month of April.
I’m really proud of the progress I made in April. I set out to achieve two separate goals.
First, was to break the 30 minute mark for a 5k.
Mission Accomplished! I ran in a 5k race called the Adrenaline Race Series in West Bend, WI. I knew it was going to be a really flat course so I planned on really pushing myself. I ran it in 29:46, so I didn’t have much time to spare. My pace was 9:36. I finished #5 out of 11 in my age group and #38 out of 178 overall. I am so proud of all those marks. It was the best I’ve done by far. My previous best was 32:48 (10:34 pace).
My second goals was to run a total of 70 miles for the month.
I fell a little short of this goal. I finished the month at 62.6 miles. Still, I am really proud of this number, because my previous highest month was September of 2016, when I ran 51 miles. I knew I would put up a pretty good number because I had my Bloop, 6 hour race at the end of the month. I ran 23 miles in one day in that race.
Overall, I felt it was my most significant month of running. I ran my fastest race. I ran my longest race. I logged the most miles in a month. So, I really proved to myself that I am on the right track, and my progress is showing it.
My goal for May is to log 45 miles of running.
I’ve been dieting long enough to know that weight loss plateaus are going to happen and to be patient through them. I came into the month of May on a two week, no pounds lost plateau, that broke right at the beginning of the month. So I was able to see some really great numbers on the scale. I started out the month at 289.3. I had a goal to finish at 283.3, that’s 6 pound weight loss goal. I finished the month at 280.8. That is 8.5 pounds lost for the month! Which is am so proud of.
For my month-by-month weight loss goals and results, click here.
My goal for May’s weight loss is 6 pounds. So, I hope to finish the month at 274.8.
I am really going to try and stick as close as possible to my diet this month. I’ve got some great momentum and I don’t want to lose focus now.
What’s on tap for May?
After a hectic running schedule in April, I don’t have too much planned. I’ve got a 5k scheduled for May 27th. The Operation Finally Home 5k. It’s a fundraiser race for an organization that builds home for our military veterans as they return home from combat. I know the course will be pretty hilly, so, I am going to do my best but I’m not sure I’ll be able to beat my previous best time of 29:46.
On the personal side, the highlight will be a gender reveal party my wife and I are having with family and friends. We will find out on May 13th if we are going to have a son or a daughter. We are so excited and so ready to find out!
Thanks as always for the support!