July Report Card

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July was basically a hot month. There might have been more boating than running. LOL

Here’s how the month went:

Weekday Runs:

I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors most weeks which is great because I HATE the treadmill. And I didn’t travel as much as other months so I completed quite a few of my run locally.

I ran a few times while on working in Buffalo. My weekday runs were usually around 3 miles (occasionally more and occasionally less). Heat made it tough to get it done.

Long Runs:

Boating, friends and work have sometimes made it tough to get in my weekend long runs. The month started out well but then I skipped the last weekend. Good thing that I’m not training for a half yet.

Total Mileage:

I only ran 72.5 miles so far this month. One of my lowest monthly mileage months. I am also way behind on my 1000 mile yearly goal. But the important thing is that I am feeling healthy so all is good.


I tentatively had several races on my schedule this month. But I decided to only run one of them. I ran one of my favorite 5ks, Silks and Satins. I had a slight course PR and won my age group so all is right with the world LOL.

Cross Training:

I actually played tennis outdoors two Tuesdays this month. I also played during my weekend in CT.

I even worked out twice at the gym. (I just used the arm machines.)

I did walk at lunch once or twice. But found a new route to walk near my house.

Other News:

Despite my job and running, I was able to squeeze in some friend and hubby time. These are usually spent with dinners in a restaurant. 

We have taken our boat out on the lake most weekends including July 4th!!! Woo Hoo!!

I feel very lucky to have a wonderful group of friends to run and brunch with on Saturdays! This is basically why I cut back on my summer racing schedule. I raced to have company when I run but now I have company without racing.

I also have wonderful tennis friends who love to get together for meals, weekends and other fun things.

Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

Looking Ahead:

Half Marathon #32 is not until September 23.

But I do have some shorter races planned .

This is my list so far for the next 2 months:

  • 8-04-18 – 1st Monster Mountain 10k cancelled
  • 8-11-18 – Camp Chingachgook Half Marathon NYC trip to see my Russian friend
  • 8-11-18 – Governor’s Island 5k
  • 8-18-18 – Jailhouse Rock 5k?
  • 8-22-18 – Hump Day 5k? (signed up but have to work late)
  • 9-08-18 – Malta 5k
  • 9-15-18 – ADK 5k* and/or 9-16-18 – Palio 5K
  • 9-22-18 – RnR Montreal 5k
  • 9-23-18 – RnR Montreal Half Marathon
  • 9-29-18 – Maddies’s Mark 5k?

I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her July Race Linkup:

Deb Runs
No monthly goals.

This motto worked for 2016 & 2017 so I’m sticking with it in 2018!

I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for

My Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.

I’d say overall an A-

Despite the work schedule, I did my best to get in my weekday runs in (even though they were on the short side). I ran all my long runs except one. I did play tennis several times and went to the gym a few times. I only ran one race but it was course PR and an age group win. 🙂

Summer is a busy time and I expect August to be worse on the running front (away two weekends).  Sometimes, life just gets in the way.

I am also joining up with Running on HappySuzlyfeCrazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs for the Coaches’ Corner linkup


Happy Running! How did your July turn out? Anything exciting planned for August? What grade would you give your running month?


35 thoughts on “July Report Card

    • 70 is fine just much less than normal. I got that email too. They must need people. It’s a maybe. I have a half in Sept so I really should run long which is much less fun.

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  1. Mmm Montreal. So amazing.
    Know what you mean re: feeling healthy vs. goal mileage. I fell behind this month, but I think it was a smart decision to be only one month off vs push through, remain injured and be six months off


  2. It’s always a little bit tougher to get miles in during the summer – so hot and with so much going on, who wants to go for a LR?! Great job with the running you did do and when fall comes around, you’ll pick back up with your 1000 goal.

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