April Wrap-Up and May Goals!

Hey Guys! How was everyone’s weekend?  Mine was good, productive but relaxing.  What’s better than that?! So since today is the final day of April I figured I’d do a bit of a wrap up since it’s been quite the month for me and we missed the usually mid-month update!

My first goal for April was to run the Boston Marathon.  Even the day was 90 degrees and sunny I successfully completed the marathon in a time of 4:25.27!  For the full recap of the day, read The Boston Marathon Mile By Mile.  I also shared my recap of the Boston Marathon Expo and some of my post marathon thoughts.   One of my favorite posts was about the history of women and the Boston Marathon as this year marked the 40th Anniversary.

Hard to Believe This Was Just Two Weeks Ago!

The second goal for April was to take my NASM Personal Trainers Exam.  I recently took my exam and I’m proud to say I PASSED! I started studying for my exam in November and probably took about a month off from studying during that time.  I finished reading and reviewing the chapters at the end of March and then spent about 2 and half weeks taking practice exams.  By the time exam day came I felt very prepared.  I’m so relieved the test is over and that I passed!  I’ll do a full post on why I choose NASM this week.

My third goal was to start a new book.  I just started 50 Shades of Grey and I’m very interested in seeing what everyone is talking about.  It feels really good to be relaxing and reading for pleasure.

My other goals were to rest, relax and have fun.  I have to say April was a very busy but fun month!  The marathon was a really fun weekend from start to finish.  Going to the expo, the Saucony party, my family coming to town and all of the Team in Training events were really fun, as was the marathon itself.  Michael and I also have been out with our friends quite a bit lately and I’ve really enjoyed it.

Marathon weekend was so fun!

For May, my goals aren’t as defined and that is OK.  The last few months have been so productive that it is nice to take break and catch my breath.  May’s goals include:


My plan is to get back to my regular yoga routine.  I usually take a 45-minute class 3 days a week and an hour and a half flow over the weekend.  My strength has diminished a bit since my practice was not as strong in the final weeks of marathon training so I want to work to gain that back.

Need to build my yoga strength again!


My goal for running right now is to focus on shorter distances and running “free”.  I want to try running without my knee strap since I feel like my body doesn’t need it any longer but my mind uses it as a crutch.  So short runs without a training plan and knee strap are exactly what I need to just run for fun and enjoyment!

I also plan to keep reading, I’d like to finish a book or two this month.  Aside from that Michael and I have a lot of fun things plan so I really hope to enjoy those!  Ok, I’m off to start the week!

Are you NASM certified?  Did you accomplish your goals for April? What are your goals for May?


14 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up and May Goals!

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  2. misszippy1 says:

    What a great month you had! Congrats on passing the test.

    I’m trying to get back into a speed routine for some summer racing. Starts tomorrow!


  3. Elizabeth says:

    What a great month! Congratulations on two huge accomplishments– passing NASM and completing the Boston Marathon. I know how hard you worked on both fronts; you have so much to be proud of. Here’s to a relaxing, refreshing May! 🙂


  4. runcupcake says:

    Congrats again on passing NASM – Im still nervous about taking it, but I’m getting closer and closer to being ready!

    April was a “take it easy” month for me with my leg injury, while managing to slowly ramp back up for next weekend’s half marathon, and I did just that!!!! 🙂

    My May is looking to shape up similar to yours – easy runs, going with the flow, I may even venture from power basic yoga to a power hour, we’ll see!


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