May Roundup

May is over, and I have totaled my running numbers for May and for the year. You can read up on my 2015 goals, and 2015 revised goals, as well as my January, February, March, and April roundups!  I finished May with 65.5 miles, which puts me at 353.5 miles for 2015.  My goal of 950 miles for 2015 means I will need to average 85 miles per month June through December to reach this goal.

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May started off with some painful miles, as I came to realize my right hamstring / glute / hip problem was not going away.  I went to Schabel Performance during the first week of May, and began a treatment regimen including ART (Active Release Technique), Gaston, Dry Needling, Kinesiology Taping, and Chiropractic Adjustments.  It’s now the end of May, and I am doing better, but I am not cured yet.  I am continuing to see the chiropractor about once a week, and have seen some marked improvements, but just wish it was better already!

At the end of the second week of May, I had a half marathon, the Scout Strong Challenge Half Marathon, that I ran with Amy.  You can read my recap here; this was my least favorite half marathon to date, but it’s done and over!  The Scout Strong Challenge was my only race in May.

Photo May 16, 6 49 12 AM

In May, I ran with the KCRC Groupies 5 times, and attended the KCRC Ladies Night as well.  I won a pair of shoes at Ladies Night, which I’m excited to try out and review!  The last Thursday of May was the first Thirsty Thursday, which was a run, then drinks with the Groupies afterwards.  It was a lot of fun, and I think they will try to host a Thirsty Thursday about once a month.

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Photo May 28, 10 09 18 PM

I went home over Memorial Day weekend, and spent some quality family time running with Mom and Kristen and Shay puppy.  We were able to get out and put in some miles all 4 day of the long weekend, which was just what I needed!



My longest run in May, besides the half marathon, was two separate days, each with a 5 miler.  On May 3rd, I ran 5 miles, and I felt like I was walking, my pace was so slow.  This was the run I decided to call a chiropractor, my butt and leg hurt so bad.  The second time I ran 5 miles in May was May 24, in Hays.  It was a combo run where I ran some with Shay puppy and some with Mom to total 5 miles.

I’ve continued to attend yoga classes once a week, and will continue to do so.  I have one race to look forward to in June, which is next weekend, the Hospital Hill Half Marathon.  How did your May shape up?