6 miles of running (I ran on July 1st)
378 miles on the bike
132 miles on the elliptical
41 miles walking
10 weight lifting sessions
4 miles on the stair stepper machine
I realized how true this sign is during the month:
July started with tears and ended with optimism. In the middle there was anger, doubt, and determination.
I realized I made some mistakes in my training. Running 4 marathons in 1 year, when one is an ultra marathon relay, is not the smartest idea, especially is you have never run a marathon before. It is when I started to feel a little bit invincible that I broke. Healing a broken body is hard, but perhaps the hardest part of an injury is the mental part. Healing my spirit was the hardest. It wasn't until I had my MRI done that I accepted my injury, formulated a plan, and walked away with determination that I will succeed.
I may not meet all of the goals I set for myself in 2012, but I think I have the ability to meet at least one more.
I won't meet goal #1: Stay injury free
I can still meet goal #3: Run a 1:40 half marathon
I can possibly meet goal #2: run a a sub 20-minute 5k
Here's to a successful, injury-free August of many happy miles.