March Madness

Hi! It has been too long since I posted a blog post. I’ve been struggling hard with writers block, and struggling with what to say. I’ve been working on a body positivity post and how I deal with pressure to look a certain way as a personal trainer. I’ll be sharing more soon, so stay tuned. Did you know that March is one of my favorite months of the year?  Baseball is back, St. Patricks Day is upon us, daylight savings time and Spring!  While its currently raining and freezing in NorCal, I hope we will be blessed with sunshine and warmer temps soon. This month is going to be nuts: business has picked up, I have 2 races, a bridal shower for my cousin in law, a baby shower for my good friend and I’m traveling at the end of the month for Coeur Camp. March Madness for sure!

This Saturday is the first of the Giant Race Series Races and while I’m literally crying that I can’t be there in person, I’m excited to race it virtually. If you haven’t seen my Insta posts lately, I was selected as a race ambassador this year, along with a bunch of other awesome runners. The Giant Race was one of my first races and I’m so excited to be completing the Series Sweep this year. The medals this year are so good! If you want to participate with me you MUST register and run the Scottsdale race this Saturday either in person or virtually. Use my code: BRIANA2018 to save $5 off any race.

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Thanks to @nuunhydration I’ll be running the Livermore Half Marathon as well this weekend. Am I trained for it? Maybe…I’ve been running consistently thanks to my run 365 challenge, but my longest run lately has been around 5 miles. This will be a good chance to see how my Ironman training is going and get a jump start on upping my distance, 74 days and counting.

Here are my intentions for March:

  • Be Mindful
  • Meditate
  • Run all the Miles

I’m trying to be more mindful of my actions, my words and my priorities. I feel like I’ve been running around like a chickenI’ve been using the Calm app recently to help me sleep and deal with my anxiety. It has been a lifesaver and I cannot recommend it enough. I also can’t wait to try the Headspace x Nike runs in the Nike app, although I rarely run with headphones anymore. I’ve been averaging about 2 miles a day, logging 127 miles this year so far. I’d like to hit 200 by the end of March, so I’ll be picking up the distance a bit on my daily runs and increasing my long runs.

What are your intentions or goals for the month of March? Are you running any races this month? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to virtually cheer you on.

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