Here’s a story for you: I was just totaling up my mileage for August last night, and thusly, totaling my mileage for the year. Around 8:30 last night (as I was writing this), I realized my total miles for the year was at 666. I couldn’t let that stand, after a bit of groaning and a call to my mom, I went out and ran a mile. I finished August with 84 miles, and 667 for the year so far.
With 667 for the year, I’m on track to reach my goal of 1000 for 2016, needing an average of 83 miles each month for the remaining 4 months of the year. Catch up on previous months’ recaps here: January, February, March, April, May, June, July.
I started July off with a new pair of shoes, which is always a great way to start off a new month. The first couple weeks of July were super hot, and I did some indoor runs and fitness classes at the gym to beat the heat during the first half of July. I went home over the second weekend in July, and had a couple great runs with Mom.
I also had my very first “2 race day” on July 20. In the morning, I ran the Diva Dash 5k with Amy and some of the KC Running Co. ladies. Then after dark, I ran the Blacklight 5k “color” run with Michelle and some of her Y friends. I ended up having 2 fantastic races, my 2nd and 3rd best 5k times overall. My double race recap can be found here.
I ran with the KC Running Co. Groupies twice, once for a long run. I had two 7 mile runs this month, which was my longest run of the month. I did one of the 7 milers the day after a 6 miler, so that was a nice way to get some extra fatigue on my legs in preparation for half marathon season coming up.
I also got several runs in with Chris. =) It’s been so much fun watching him grow as a runner, and it’s been such a fun way to grow in our relationship, too, by running together.
I have no races coming up in September. I hope to get my long runs up to 10 miles or so in the next few weeks.
My main goal for September is #NoSweetsSeptember. I’ll be cutting out pop, candy, and sweet treats, for the month of September. I’ve been eating far too much sugar, and drinking way too much pop, so join me with #NoSweetsSeptember (I’ll be posting on twitter, @renfle!) and let’s kick this sugar addiction, or at least curb it a bit for the month of Septembe!
I’m also really excited to cheer Kristen on for her Ironman on Sept. 11. Be sure to send her lots of good juju and badass good vibes – she’s going to do amazing!!
Running: 24 runs, 84 miles total.
Cycling: 2 cycle classes, 1.5 hours, totaling 18 miles.
Longest Run: 7 mile runs on August 14 and on August 28
Races: Diva Dash 5k and Blacklight Run 5k