Happy Friday! Since it’s the last Friday of the month, I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions.
Can you believe that the last day of April is Sunday?! This month went by so quickly. Overall it was a good month in terms of half marathon training. I’m currently at the tail end of peak week with my long run (11 miles) coming up on Saturday. I’m definitely ready to enjoy the taper! Here are my runfessions for April.
ClassPass is the bomb!
I joined ClassPass a few weeks ago and I’m loving it! So far I’ve taken four classes at a few different studios and I have one more class scheduled for Monday.
The great thing about ClassPass is that you get to try out different studios in your area, without having to pay a hefty monthly membership fee. Without ClassPass I probably would not have tried Barre, which would be a shame because I really like it! If you want to try ClassPass for yourself, click here to save $30 off your first month!
Fundraising for Hope in Motion
As I mentioned in a previous weekly training recap, I am the captain for my job’s team for the Hope in Motion Run/Walk this year. I’ve been participating in this event for years and I’m really excited to ramp up my fundraising for the event this year. I’m going to be hosting a fundraising giveaway on the blog next week. I’m really excited to see how it goes and I hope I can raise at least another $100-$200 for the organization!
I just got results back from a food allergy test and it looks like I might have a gluten a whole wheat intolerance..
I say maybe because this test seems a little bit off to me. For example, I have an allergy to carrots and cherries (my mouth and throat get itchy), but these didn’t show up at all on the allergy test. I’ve never really had any reactions to bread, so I find it weird that gluten and wheat popped up but not carrots and cherries. Anyways, I’ve been gluten free now for about 4 days and I don’t feel a difference yet. I’m going to go gluten free for at least 4 weeks and see if I feel any significant changes. If you have any favorite gluten free recipes, please share!
I need to drop some weight…
So…I had an awesome winter of hibernating and eating, and it shows 🙁 I’m up about 10 pounds which is making me crazy. I can feel the extra weight during my runs and it’s just not sexy. I finally started getting serious this week about dropping the pounds. I’m currently down 2 pounds (yay) but I have a looonng way to go. My hope is that I can drop at least half, or most of the weight before Chicago Marathon training starts in mid-June. I’d like to start marathon training in the best shape possible.
My IT Band hates me
I am convinced that my IT band hates me. It acts up whenever it feels like it and I’m over it.
Last Saturday I was in the middle of a 10 mile run when something felt off. I was hoping it would just go away but I should have known better. By the end of the run it was killing me. I’ve spent this week stretching and foam rolling like crazy. I’ve also been doing tons (more than usual) of glute and hip strenghtening exercises. I was able to get in my runs this week, and it’s feeling better, but I’m always afraid of it coming back.
Do you have anything you want to runfess for April?
Have a great weekend!