At the beginning of August, I set three goals for the month. I am happy to report that I reached my 100 mile goal for August! This is the first month since March of 2014 that I reached triple digits! My other two goals, drinking at least 120 ounces of water per day, and foam rolling at least 5 times per week went well, but I think I missed a couple days of guzzling that much water, and I know I foam rolled at least 1-2 times per week, but only got to 5 rolling sessions per week once.
You can read my previous months’ roundups here: January, February, March, April, May, June, and July. With 100 miles in August, my 2015 total mileage is up to 623 miles! I am right on track to hit my goal of 950 miles for the year! I will need to average 81.75 miles per month for the remainder of the year to reach 950 miles. If I bump up my monthly average to 94.25 per month, I will reach 1000 miles, which would be amazing! I would love to break that 1000 mile mark for a year… I don’t know if it will happen this year or not, but I am definitely reaching for 950 miles.
I had one race in August, the Dot to Dot 10k, which is the first of three 10ks in the Heartland 30k series. I PR’d my 10k, and hope to improve another minute or two on the remainder of the 10ks in the series, in September.
I ran with KC Running Company and the Groupies 11 times, My longest run was 7 miles, which happened twice, on August 2 on a Sunday Runday with Amy, and another time on August 15, when I ran 7 miles on the treadmill at the clubhouse. I mixed in several speed nights with the Groupies, and also added some strength training at the gym at the clubhouse.
I went home with my sister and brother in law over one long weekend in August, and had a couple fun runs with Mom and Kristen and Shay. I’ve been seeing the chiropractor every couple weeks, and working on my IT band, my glute/hamstring, and back issues.
I went to a record 7 yoga classes, including one at a Whole Foods store, one at Lululemon, and several fun classes with Maylo on Wednesdays at Lotus Yoga. I brought my two best friends to yoga at Lululemon, which was amazing!
Looking forward to September, I have three races, the Labor Day 5k, and the final two races in the Heartland 30k series, the Plaza 10k and the Broadway Bridge 10k. I’m also going to have a September with NO SWEETS! You can follow along on Twitter, using #nosweetsSeptember. How did your August go?