I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home. I prefer to run 4 times but sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
I ran at UAlbany (near work), near home, in a local park and even at the Corning Bike Path. I even ran while in NYC and in Rochester for work. My weekday runs are usually 3-4 miles.
I ran alone some of the time. But Alyssa was able to accompany me often. I also ran once with Judy. It’s definitely more fun running with friends.
I can’t wait until my Turkey Trot running group starts up again in September.
No half marathons to train for yet (but soon) so my weekend runs were not very long or very productive.
I have run 67 miles this month so far (with a goal of 84 by the end of the month.) Some skipped runs and no half marathon this month can be blamed for the low mileage. Still healthy so all is good.
I had several races on my schedule this month but only ran 2 – both 5ks. The Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series was an evening 5K in Brooklyn, a unique experience where I won my age group. I also ran the Silks & Satins 5k for the 6th time, set a course PR and placed 3rd in my age group.
I can play tennis outdoors on Tuesdays. And this month, work got in the way EVERY week!!!! But I got to play two days in a row during a weekend on the Schroon River. (This made me realize how much I love playing tennis.)
I did go to work out at the gym several times. My goal was twice a week but barely made it once.
I did walk occasionally at lunch – around the outdoor shopping mall or the nature trail. Not everyday like I used to. I find it hard to tear myself away from my desk.
I went to NYC for work once. Of course I ran twice and saw another Broadway show (Bandstand). With friends, I went to NYC (Bronx) to see the Chihuly exhibit at the NY Botanical Gardens.
The hubby and I continued our boating on the weekends. I also convinced a friend to accompany me hiking on my day off.
If you remember from last summer’s blog posts, I have a good friend who has a house on the Schroon River. She has several gatherings there to play tennis, hike and play mah jongg. Of course, I did take advantage of the scenery while I was there to squeeze in a run.
Running is not my whole life. I think it is important to make time for other things that bring you pleasure.
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
No more half marathons planned until October 1 in Corning, NY. (But you never know…)
I have quite a few shorter races planned. My race season has kicked into high gear. I am even planning another race in NYC!!
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 8-05-17 – Race the Train (8.4 m)
8-12-17 – Camp Chingachgook 10kworking instead
- 8-14-17 – Monday Night Mile??
- 8-20-17 – Paris Run 8K (in NYC)
- 9-09-17 – Malta 5k or 9-10-17 – Surftown Half Marathon (in RI) – still undecided
- 9-17-17 – Palio 5k
- 9-23-17 – Helper’s Fund 10k
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her July Race Linkup:
No monthly goals.
Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for
Today’s Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say overall a B.
You know, fewer weekly miles, sporadic gym attendance, skipping lunch time walks, slacking on those long runs, easy lackluster weekday runs. I know I can do better.
As for my social life, I’d give myself an A. LOL
This week I am also joining up with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs each week for the Coaches’ Corner linkup
You’re enjoying your runs & that’s what you like to do so it probably should be an A. And you’re getting to the gym — 2 x week was a lofty goal since before that you weren’t going at all.
I am enjoying them but I could definitely be more serious about them. It might help if it weren’t raining all the time.
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I think you get an A for running too!
You stay so busy, it makes me tired reading your posts LOL
I like that motto 🙂 That is what I am doing until I have to train for something 🙂
Thanks. I think I need run before work a few times like you do.
Ha! Your social life is always an A! But I think your running is an A as well.
Thanks but compared to you other runners, I feel like a slacker.
I think it looks like you did great with your running this month. Mine was inconsistent, but I had no goals I was chasing so I was totally Ok with that.
Same here. I had no goals so I guess I was successful.
An A for social life is what matters most! You rocked your training and races too!
I think having fun is important but sometimes my training doesn’t seem to be there.
I would definitely give you an A overall for everything! You are enjoying running and that’s the most important thing 🙂
Thanks. I still I could be more serious about my running but it is summer.
Looks like you had a great month. I agree that running isn’t everything. I also enjoy cross training and mixing up my routine
Yes. Mixing things up keeps your routines interesting.
Congrats on doing so well at your races; and thanks for linking up!
Thanks and you’re welcome
I love the A for your social life…because, as you said, running is not your whole thing (and it shouldn’t be) 😉 It’s so important to make time for other things (and people) 😉
Glad you agree.