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I think I just blinked and July was over. It was so fast!
July Running Stats
Total Miles: 253.9
Running Miles: 157 <-- highest mileage month of the year
Walking Miles: 29
Biking Miles: 39 <-- epic fail!
Elliptical Miles: 27
Stair Master Miles: 1.9
Weights: 7 days
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Book of the Month: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Awesome!! I read it in Washington. I'll be starting Mocking Jay soon.
Song of the Month: Give Me Everything by Pitbull
Obsession of the Month: Getting enough sleep every single night. I'm a person who needs a ton of sleep to not only function, but also run well. I've been in bed early many nights, including Saturday nights because Sunday is my long run day at 6:30 a.m., which is early for me.
Drink of the Month: Greater Than Lemon Lime coconut water.
Current Wish List: To run well and be injury-free.
Triumph of the Month: Completing my second Ragnar Relay in as many months. These races are hard on my body. Also, completing my first 15-mile training run of marathon training alone and in awful heat.
Current Bane of my Existence: Gross toenails. I've got two that are really nasty right now.
Current Blessing: Being injury-free and my running group.
Current Excitement: I'm running in an 8k race in Iowa on Saturday and hoping to do really well. I ran in it last year and the course is fairly challenging, with lots of little rolling hills, but I'm hoping to do much better.
Funny Story of the Month: My principal asking me what I've been doing all summer, and me responding by saying training a lot. She then informs me that I should think about giving up running because "Person A" has had to have 2 hip replacements because of running and "Person B" ruined her knees and ankles from running. This coming from a 60-something year-old lady who doesn't run or exercise.
How was your July?