Wednesday, August 3, 2011

July 2011 Running Ramblings

July was HOT, HOT, HOT. My mileage was not so much. I did reach my monthly goal of 100 miles, but again, did not exceed my expectations for the month.

One afternoon, when the office closed due to a lack of air conditioning, I decided to venture out for a short run in 105 degree heat index conditions. After four stops to fill up on water and a Diet Dew, I logged 10 miles running and 5 miles walking over a three hour venture around town. Probably not the smartes thing I've ever done, but I was wise about it. I hydrated, alternated running and walking and paid attention to my body. It was great afternoon.

I ran the Waunafest 10 miler for the fourth year in a row. I didn't PR and my time wasn't fabulous, but I finished and was happy with my experience. Race report coming soon. I even ran into two of the folks I coached through the local rec program this Spring. The couple now finished their fourth 5K this summer. SUPER, amazing!!

Speaking of the rec program ... I was driving the kids to school the other morning at 6:30 am and on my way to work, I spotted another rec program participant out there, running along the highway. I cannot tell you how awesome it was to see how she has incorporated running into her lifestyle and kept the commitment even after the race was behind her. She was obviously up logging miles before the kids got up and before her husband went off to work. It brought tears to my eyes!

I purchased some cute, new running gear with a gift card I received. These polka dot running shorts are to die for and the top is hilarious, "I make fast look good!". It was a little too hot Sunday afternoon, to sport this number with my hot pink compression socks!! But, they will definitely complete the outfit in the fall!

July: 100.7 miles
June: 105.6 miles
May: 131.2 miles
April: 100.1 miles
March: 107.9 miles
February: 71.6 miles
January: 110.7 miles
Total Miles for 2011: 727.7
Miles Needed to reach 1,500 Mileage Goal: 772.3
Longest Runs: 8, 10, 10.5, 11


  1. It looks like you had a great month. Being active is a daily thing some times those miles pile up higher than others, that doesn't matter. It just matters that you out there doing (any thing) to be active each day...and you are looking great doing it too!

  2. What a great month!!!! Not only that, but you make running LOOK GOOD :)! One thing my daughter tells me (and I hope someday to have her confidence) she says "Mom, I not only do good, but I LOOK good." Awesome...and so do you!! :) visit me @ http://notyouraveragerunningmom.blogspot.com/

  3. Way to go! Still a good number and keeping you on your way to 1500 miles for the year

  4. Cute outfit and awesome numbers! It must feel so good to see people loving and doing the running that yu guided them in...keep it up!

  5. You are well on your way to reaeaching your goal. Keep up the awesome work.