Total miles: 120.7
Total runs: 18
Longest run: 26.2 miles
Shortest run: 3 miles
-April is such a blur to me. I felt like I blinked and it was May. April is such a blur that I am relying on twitter to help me recall everything that I did.
-My milage plummeted in April because I traveled quite a bit and I ran the Boston Marathon. Since running Boston, I have not felt well at all. I had the usual post marathon soreness, but I also had a severe throat infection and swollen glands. I had to take an antibiotic for 10 days and that caused stomach problems. I have felt completely run down and exhausted every single day for the last few weeks.
-I ran a few trail runs in April. During one run I forgot my watch and I realized I had soap in my handheld water bottle. I also named this run “Bullets and Beer Cans” because that is what I saw along the trail.
-I’ve been tracking down coaching jobs (see what I did there) to apply to because I get really homesick when I think about how I have no team to coach.
-In April I ran in Colorado, New Jersey & Massachusetts.
-I did not run alone once in April.
-I visited Sneakers & Spokes while I was in New Jersey, but I was unable to attend a group run because I was sick.
-My cats were sad because I was away from home for 12 days, but they were super loving when I returned!
-I got to spend a few days visiting the feral cat farm (AKA my parent’s backyard) while I was in New Jersey. 2 new cats arrived since I was last home!
-Ninja thought spaghetti was a toy and continuously tried to put his paw in a pot of boiling water!
-Ninja also decided he wanted to sleep in my backpack.
-Junior spent a lot of time sleeping under the covers after I made the bed. I don’t know how he gets under there but he does!
-I bought a new coffee mug while I was in Boston and I wouldn’t drink out of it until I finished the marathon.
-I visited Endgrain while I was in New Jersey.
-I drank a lot of coffee here in Colorado at the the local coffee shops, I just didn’t photograph it.
-One of our coffee mugs also broke during the month of April! It’s a good thing we have plenty of extras!
-I started spending my $1 coins on coffee.
-I ordered a new dish drying rack for our kitchen. This was the best purchase I made during the month of April.
-MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE ARRIVED AND I GOT A TEMPORARY COLORADO DRIVERS LICENSE. The drama is over!!!!!
-Phil and I practiced boomeranging.
-TSA stopped me at the airport because my water bottle looked sharp. I flew to Utah to fly to New Jersey and then drove to Boston with Meghan and Rob and then went back to New Jersey.
-Phil and I attended a wedding. I got blisters from the heels I wore at the wedding and not from running the marathon, thanks Altra!
-I worked at the Sparkly Soul booth at the Boston Marathon and I came home with a few new headbands!
-I found $40 blowing across the street in Boston.
-I visited Hollie at work and we went to a diner!
-I concluded that my masters thesis is much more challenging than running the Boston Marathon.
-One day I woke up at my parent’s house to Christmas music playing and cookies!
-There was a lot of traffic in New Jersey. I didn’t miss that.
-The mountains are starting to look greener.
-I had the BEST nachos I’ve ever had at a local restaurant one night for dinner.