I had HIGH hopes of August being a rockstar month. I really did. But my body had some other plans in store for me. I missed a few key days in the marathon training world. A week that called for 44 miles actually earned a whopping 11 miles. Do I regret taking those days off? Absolutely not! My body was screaming at me to stop and rest and I'm proud to say I listened (this time).
I eased back into the running after that recharge week and I'm happy to report that I'm feeling incredible. I've had some pretty fantastic runs this week.
Monday - 6 mile progression run at 4-dark o'thirty in the morning!
Tuesday - 6 mile hilly run on the "other" side of town - by my new workplace
Wednesday - 3.5 mile hilly-ish run on my road! It's been a looooonnng time since I've run this route. It felt incredible to be back on my road again. I was still looking for those weirdos - but I had had my phone with me and was ready to call for help asap!
Thursday - 4 miles on the rail trail w/ Izzy in the jogger & Tucker "racing" me on his bike.
So far this week I've logged 19.5 miles!
That brings August to total of: 143 (down from 150 last month)
And that brings my 2012 total to: 993.35!
Now - what do I have in store for this weekend & to kick off September? A 22 miler on Saturday with a recovery run (not sure how long yet - 3? 4? miles) on Sunday. But I am slightly worried about Saturday's run because being back to school means wearing some shoes that aren't running shoes or sandals - I thought I'd try to look more professional in these shoes.
Which gave me two small blisters. That's what I get for wearing Target shoes. Ugh!