Like whoa! This past month has flown by in the blink of an eye. Actually, it’s just been a whirlwind since the engagement 🙂
Almost minutes after we got engaged, Devin and I found out our rental application for a townhouse had been accepted. It felt a little surreal to be honest that not only were we going to get married, but we were also going to start living together very soon! This past weekend was our move in and it was complete chaos, as all moves are.
I put my FitBit on Devin and that guy racked up some major steps and stairs! Over 25,000 steps and over 50 stairs climbed in one day. Great job babe! I couldn’t believe what an incredible workout moving was even with us hiring movers. My body was beat up and I felt as though I had gotten my last long run in with that effort. My coach even recommended just focusing on a few more miles and letting my body get back to normal.
Oh yeah, about that, the Philly Love Run is on Sunday which has been my main goal race this winter! We’re going into the city this weekend to pick up my race bib, settle into the hotel, and obviously eat some carbs – necessary for runner and spectator alike. I almost feel lucky that the move was consuming most of my mental and physical energy the past couple weeks because tapering anxiety is real stuff. I just feel like I want to run this race and see what my body is capable of. While it will be a whopping 25 degrees at gun time, I actually don’t feel too bad about it. My longest runs have been in temperatures between 10 – 20 degrees alongside Colleen. Thanks girl for toughing it out with me this winter! We will see how it goes.
And if that weren’t enough for one month, I added in my RRCA Run Coach certification the 2nd weekend in March. This was a jam-packed information filled two days. The training was held locally and I had a great time meeting local runners and even a few who heard me speak about sports nutrition at local events. Not only was it great networking, but I really learned a lot. Most runners who have been training for awhile have picked up quite a lot of information and knowledge, but this really broke it down and allowed you to understand some of the science and logic behind typical recommendations. Also, the certification course allowed me to become even more confident in the training I’ve been doing this past winter for the half this weekend. Not a bad way to spend your time 2 weeks before race day!
Hope everyone has had an enjoyable and fun March! Tell me what you’ve been up to and how you’ve been reaching your goals!