July Recap

Wow, the summer is flying by… It’s August already.

So here’s how July went…

Weekday Runs:

Summer arrived.  It was HOT and humid most days and we had very little rain.  I was able to run at least 3-4 times each week. But I do not have a treadmill at home so they were all slow sweaty ones.

Because I am not working, I am able to run wherever. I am not forced to run near home or near work. So I have tried to do my runs in many different places.

I also ran with Alyssa 3 times. I met her on FB. These were, no doubt, besides my 5k races my faster runs. I struggle when I run with her but she gets me to run faster.


Long Runs:

There were NONE.  I ran races on the weekends. There were NO double-digits runs.  The longest were a 7 mile run (interrupted after 4), a 5 mile run and a 3 mile post 5k run.

Total Mileage:


I ran 76 miles this month – the same as last month. But I wasn’t training for anything and it was hot so I guess that’s ok.


I only ran two races this month – both 5ks (I DNSed on my 3rd 5k.)

I was generally happy with how they went. I did not have PR goals and of course, they could have been faster.  I won age group awards in both. That’s an achievement.

Cross Training:

 I am STILL unemployed and I am playing tennis. But not as often as in the beginning of the summer. The thrill is wearing off.

I DID NOT go to a single yoga class!! Someday I will do, I promise.


I did workout at the gym at least three times.  I know that I could go more often but it’s better than nothing.

I walk to the tennis courts when I play nearby and occasionally do go for a walk. But not as often as when I worked.  I think that the tennis and the hiking (see below) make up for it, though.

Other News:

I went hiking again…by myself and loved it. Once to Thomas Mountain in Bolton Landing and then on four trails in Chestertown.

I took a trip to NYC with my two of my friends- We took a history/food tour of northern Little Italy and then a visit to the Tenement museum. What a full but exciting day!!

I also took a day trip the Mount (Edith Wharton’s home) in Lenox, Mass. The tour of the house was really interesting and the gardens were beautiful.


I spent a wonderful weekend with my tennis friends on the Schroon River. I did some running but mostly played tennis and ate.


Boating season is continuing and the weather has been great (until this weekend).  I love it at the lake. It’s my “happy place.”

Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

Hopefully I will find a job and life will be even better.

Looking Ahead:

My next half marathon is September 18 so I must start doing some longer runs.

I do have a bunch of races coming up.  This is my list so far for the next 2 months:

  • 8-06-16 – Race the Train (8.4 m)
  • 8-13-16 – Camp Chingachgook 10k
  • 8-20-16 – Jailhouse Rock 5K
  • 9-10-16 – Malta 5k
  • 9-18-16 – Saratoga Palio Half Marathon
  • 10-01-16  – Apple Run 5K
  • 10-09-16 – Ramblefest Half Marathon
  • 10-15-16 – Great Pumpkin Challenge 10K

No monthly goals.

my motto for 2016

Happy Running! How did your July turn out?  Anything exciting planned for August?  


9 thoughts on “July Recap

  1. You had a good month, fun you met another running buddy! The lake always looks like amazing. Healthy is good thing 🙂 I would say that is my biggest beef lately… I hope you find a job soon.


  2. love it! enjoy the run is right and enjoy some sweat! Great month of miles- I am not looking forward to any double digit runs for sure!


  3. I have not totaled up my July miles yet, but I know it wasn’t as much as yours. And no hiking or tennis. A little swimming. So there you go. I really thought I’d be doing a lot of ST this month and I’m bummed that I just didn’t have the time most days.


  4. It sure looks like you are enjoying all the places you can run. What variety too I think if I could I would be doing exactly like you are doing!
    You’ve also been doing more hiking too. I hope to get in some hikes this fall near me. My friends and I are planning a trip we hope the end of the month. I sure hope it works out!


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