TOLT: May Recap

My favorite month has ended  😦

Here’s how things went down:

Weekday Runs:

The weather was fickle – there were warm days and then there were cold days.  I was able to run at least 3 times each week – mostly after work and everyday during my Florida vacation.

Long Runs:

There were NONE.  I ran a lot of races and went on vacation. There were NO double-digits runs.  The longest were a 15k race and 4.5 mile post 5k run.

Total Mileage:

 I ran 89 miles this month – fewer than last month but expected.

may miles


I ran SIX races this month – a 15k, four 5Ks, and a half marathon. That may be a record for one month!

I was generally happy with how they all went. I did not have PR goals and of course, they could have been faster. My Half Marathon could have (maybe should have) been a DNF but wasn’t.

Cross Training:

My tennis elbow healed so I started back playing once a week and everyday during my Florida vacation.


I DID NOT go to a single yoga class!! I planned to but something usually got in the way.  Next month, I promise! (Wait, I say that EVERY month!!)


I continued to walk at work (around the building and to Starbucks or the park). On vacation, I walked to and from the tennis courts each day.

I did not go to the gym at all.  My elbow is healed so I have NO excuses…just lazy (or have other priorities).

Sat am at the gym

Other News:

I ran 3 times with the Freihofer Challenge Training group.  I ran once with the Intermediate group. I enjoy running with my “advanced” group friends and coach Patrick.  He has had us running 400m and 800m intervals.  These are tough for me but I know they are important if I want to get faster.

I’ve also continued my volunteering with STEM. These year’s group is so enthusiastic.  It makes it even more fun.  

I finished my stint as a Running Budding in the GOTR program. I enjoyed our practice 5k but she didn’t show for the real 5k. 😦 


I got together again with my mentee and her 2 sons. We spent a great day in the park for Tulip Fest.


Speaking of tulips.  I walked to the park everyday to see them.  They were beautiful.  

I celebrated my birthday in May also. I  went out to eat several times.

My favorite part of this month was my vacation in Naples, Florida.  It included running, tennis, beaches, restaurants, dolphin watching, sunsets, botanical gardens, movie, concert, shopping, comedy club… What a great time with good friends.

Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

Looking Ahead:

I’m not sure when my next half marathon will be.  So far, it’s not until September. But that could change.

I do have a bunch of races coming up.  This is my list so far for the next 2 months:

  • 6-04-16 – Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k
  • 6-12-16  – Run for Help 5k (for STEM)
  • 6-18-16 –  Cancer Crushers 5k ??
  • 6-26-16 – Adirondack Distance Run 10m
  • 7-23-16 – Silks and Satins 5K
  • 7-31-16 – Care for Kids 5k

Boating season on Lake George is beginning.  🙂 🙂

No monthly goals.

my motto for 2016

thinking out loud

Since it is Thursday,  I’m also linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Happy Running! How did your May turn out?  Anything exciting planned for June?  What are thinking about today? Please share.


9 thoughts on “TOLT: May Recap

  1. Well, with no double digit runs, the heat, having to stop & start . . . your last half time was still way better than my best. I know you weren’t happy with it, who could be under those circumstances, but there’s that.

    It’s summer. Time to relax. Sort of. I won’t be running double digits again for many months! I must say with very low mileage the last few weeks my ankle seems *almost* normal.


    • I ran into her & her mother in the supermarket. It was raining and the mother said that she was afraid that her daughter would get sick. (It stopped raining before the race started but she didn’t know that)


  2. You had a very busy month with races and your vacation to Naples. That’s a shame your GOTR buddy didn’t get to participate in the race. I was going to substitute for someone at the STRIDE program for boys, but thankfully another runner could run with the little boy. Those boys can be really fast, some running sub 24 min 5ks. They would leave me in the dust!


  3. Wow, you had a really busy month. I usually love May but our weather has sucked. And I have taken a bit time off from running, which I want to start up again, so I am pretty happy that June is here. Hoping for nice weather and fast legs !


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