April 12 in 2012 Recap
1st before this posts get to the point: If you haven’t yet entered my Ortholite Fusion Giveaway, go do that! Winners announced Friday, May 4th – so enter by Thursday at midnight! Now, on to the reason for today’s post…
Quarter of the way through the year and time for the 4th check-in on my 12 in 2012 To Do List. Going to be upfront; this month has not been very successful in checking items off the list. That is not to imply that it hasn’t been a busy or successful month, because let me tell you – LOTS has been getting done, but putting unexciting things on to my to do list (finish projects, study for final exams, etc) for the year just didn’t seem particularly appealing – or entertaining.
But, back to the list….
#1 – Run 6 trail races: My third trail race of the year is complete. It was a 10K (well, 6.35 was the official distance, whatever, close enough!) on a hilly course! The elevation chart went something like this: Climb for 1.5 miles, Downhill for 1 mile, Climb for 2.25 miles, Downhill for 1.6 miles. Oh buddy, those hills were killer on the legs and those downhills were a rocky, technical, and somewhat scary joy ride! I was thinking of backing out of this race because I hurt my ankle the week before. I put on a walking boot and didn’t run all week, then took it off Saturday, hoping I was good to go. I got through it, but my ankle was not pleased – especially on the descents. I can’t complain that much though, since my friend ended up falling and busting her knee open on the 1st downhill, which resulted in a trip to the hospital to get stitches .
Results- 59:47 (9:25 pace – ughh, trail running you make me so SLOW) Overall: 74th out of 185; Females: 10th out of 70; Division: 2nd out of 9. I’ll take it. Half way done with my “Trail Race Goal List” for the year.
#6 – Start and Finish One of Those DIY Teeth Whitening Boxes: Let’s just chalk this up as a total fail. I did it for 2 days, then my schedule resulted in staying in the office until 1:30am preparing for a test, and thus teeth whitening being forgotten about. Will have to retry this one another time…probably when classes are not running my life.
#9 – Keep PB intake to 2 jars a month: Still sticking to this one…but my humus intake has certainly increased. Coincidence? I think not!
All in all, not a very productive month in terms of my year-long To Do List, but oh well, it is what it is! I think I will still be able to get it all done though!
Luckily, even if we are not roaming around outside, Oakley likes to stick close to people and keep me company while doing work on the weekends. Like I am supposed to get any work done with this adorable face looking out from under the desk!!
How are YOUR goals coming?