April Training Log:

running emerald bay

Another month down…again. April was a busy life month for me. Somehow I managed to fit in most of my runs (not all but most).

Miles Run: 332

Range of Paces: 6:07-19:30-untimed

Workouts: 7

Shortest Run: 2 miles

Longest Run: 13.6 miles (The Folsom Lake Trail Half Marathon)


April even brought about a race! I didn’t think I would have the opportunity to race while living in Napa. A lot of things are still closed, which means that there aren’t opportunities to race. The opportunity to race the Folsom Lake Half Marathon popped up, and I decided to run.

The course itself was technical but not too many hills or steep terrain. It was mostly just avoiding rocks and stones.

The rest of the month was uneventful. I’ve still been able to run workouts. As many people know, I’m not an afternoon runner; in fact, I hate running in the PM. For a while, that was my only opportunity to run. Whenever I run outdoors, it never “gets old,” and I’m always proud of myself for doing it. This was no exception.

My favorite run of maybe my entire life was at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe. If you are ever in the area, I highly suggest it.

Despite being a running blogger, my training has been uneventful and quiet lately.

That is probably because there aren’t really any races for me to train for. As much as I enjoyed the trail race, I would much rather run a road race (yes, I said it!). I’m looking forward to when those come back to California. I’ve thought about getting a coach once races resume again. Right now, it seems silly to have a coach without anything to train for.


Next Month?

Next month begins the cleaning and move down south to Edwards AFB. I can’t say I’m overly excited to move again (it’s roughly 400 miles away). I’ve enjoyed my time in Napa, and it’s been hard to come to terms with we are leaving. (You can read: I am not dealing with it well). So in the next 30 days, I’ll be getting ready to move, and I might have a trip to Texas.

I know Edwards will be fine, but big moves twice in a year are not my favorite. (Gives me memories of 2014 and before New Jersey).

Anyway, I’ve wondered if these training logs are pointless during the pandemic and just in general. It’s fun to look back at my month of training, but I’ve wondered, does anyone really care?

Posts from the Month:

Shoe Reviews:

Saucony Peregrine 11 ST Shoe Review
Reebok Floatride Energy Grow Shoe Review
Reebok Forever Floatride Grow Shoe Review
New Balance 1080v11 Shoe Review
ASICS Nimbus Lite 2 Shoe Review
Asics Nimbus 23 Shoe Review

Gear Reviews:

Drink Wholesome Protein Review
Title Nine Gear Review
Tasc Performance Apparel Review
Relieveit Gel Review
Brooks Drive 3 Pocket Run Bra Review

Blog Posts:

How to Combat Negative Thoughts While Running
How to Build Mental Toughness for Running
Ways to Keep Running When You Want to Stop
The Benefits of Walking for Runners

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Questions for you:

How was your month of workouts?

Do you have any races coming up? 


  1. honestly your training recaps are one of the only posts I read any more! I like following YOU [life, training, etc.] more than articles and product reviews, even though I know that’s what the [monotized] blogging world has become 🙂

    1. Ah I appreciate you so much! I often think about if these types of posts are helpful to anyone! Of course, it’s always fun to look back at training but I never really know who is reading (or not LOL).

      It’s so interesting how much blogging has become commercialized. I find other platforms like instagram/youtube/tiktok are even more so now.

  2. TBH these are some of the only posts I still read! I know blogging is all commercialized and different nowadays, but I really only stick around for the ones about YOU–life, running, etc. I hope you keep posting these 🙂

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