Monthly Check-In: Goodbye March, Hello April

Monthly check-in blog post format courtesy of Jessica Lawlor. Be sure to check out her website!

Whoa! I totally forgot about my monthly check-in. Here it is … better late than never!

In March, I …

1. Participated in a RunVan club run downtown. BMO Vancouver Marathon ambassadors host a group run every Thursday morning at 6:30am starting at the Fairmont. I decided to get up super early one morning and join them. They are a welcoming group and very fast runners!

2. Went on my first running-related road trip to the Gorge Waterfalls 100k/50k. I wasn’t racing but it was fun nonetheless! I’d definitely like to try an out-of-town race in the near future – not sure if the Squamish 50 counts?? It’s so exciting to run in new scenery!

3. Was generally really busy … with marathon training, trail running, three weekend trips (Harrison, Kamloops, and the Gorge), plus the usual holding down a full-time job and general life stuff. It was pretty intense, no wonder I was so exhausted!

In April, I will …

1. Start slopitch season! I’m playing beer league slopitch with my usual team which starts right at the beginning of April. I’m looking forward to another season of fun times, cold beverages, and sunshine!

2. Taper for my marathon. With mileage peaking end of May / beginning of April, I will begin a three-week taper starting mid-April until the marathon on May 3rd … or at least that’s the plan! Easier said that done!

3. Participate in the Sun Run for the first time ever! The Sun Run is a staple race for inhabitants of the Lower Mainland. I find most people who are runners have completed this 10k race at least once. It attracts about 40,000 runners each year. I’m excited to finally participate in this Vancouver rite of passage.

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I started running about three years ago. Until this time i had never considered myself a runner and actually hated running. I'm not sure what changed but i'm glad it did! I enjoy sharing my thoughts, training, and experiences through my blog and encouraging and supporting others in their running journeys. Since becoming a runner, I have completed a handful of half marathons, three full marathons, and four ultra marathons. However, my biggest accomplishments have been running the Rim2Rim2Rim in the Grand Canyon and completing a seven-day, 250km stage race in the Alps. These were adventures of a lifetime and something I had never imagined that I would do even in my wildest dreams!

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