I cannot believe that it is already September. This year is going by too fast. In August I made my return to running, and it was glorious. Every time I laced up my sneakers I was incredibly happy. I realized how much joy running brings to my life. I ended the month with:
114 running miles
98 biking miles
37 elliptical miles
32 walking miles
27 stair master miles
and 3 weight sessions
The stair master and myself are becoming pretty good friends these days. I can feel it making my legs stronger, which is what I need right now. Although I really do not enjoy any gym machines, I feel the stair master gives me the best workout.
This month I also realized how much fitness I lost in July. However, I am surprisingly ok with the fact that I am out of shape. I'm hoping to get back into shape by October. I've signed up for some races in September to do just for fun, including a 5k on Labor Day. I've raced every year on Labor Day for the past 3 years and felt like I needed to continue the tradition. I also plan on running a half marathon for fun, biking a 100 mile ride, and cheering on 3 of my running friends at their goal marathon. I might be most excited to cheer. It will be good preparation for the Chicago Marathon.
How was your August? Any big plans for September?