I can’t believe it’s already August 1st. We are 2/3’s of the way through the summer and I don’t know where it went. I didn’t set up any kind of summer bucket list but it definitely feels like I haven’t done quite as much as I would have hoped.
Let’s first check in on last month’s goal. I had set out to do 100 fitness miles throughout the month of July. I did so much tracking and extra biking and I still fell a little short. I ended up hitting a total of 72 miles. While this isn’t the 100 that I had hoped for, it’s about 50 more miles than I would normally accomplish. I’ll take it! I know that I feel like I’m in better shape already. I feel good getting out and moving. Knowing that I can jog a bit and enjoy it is excellent! That is more than enough for me as an achievement.
For August, I am going to set the same bar of 100 miles of fitness. I can walk the dog, bike the trails, or hit the road for a run. Anything can count, I just have to remember to get out and get moving! I am still struggling to get workouts down in the morning but I know with the August heat I am going to have to suck it up and get moving before the sun.
Secondly, I am signing up for an October race. As soon as I crossed the line at City Park, my mind was spinning on the next one. I have decided that October is far enough away that I can give myself some more time to train. It’s down in Golden and it’s just over 5 miles. I am going to repeat the last few weeks of my last training plan and then start building. I just need to build my after plan.
Finally, in August we are going to Sonoma. I want to run along the Pacific Ocean and maybe through a vineyard. I can’t wait to see what options I have!
I am definitely working on myself this month. What are you up to?