June is complete and we’re half way through the year. I’m still in disbelief that it’s July, but that means fall races are right around the corner. June overall was a very busy month, I’m not quite sure how I got everything in those last 30 days. Before we take a look at the past 6 months, let’s take a look at June’s numbers.
Miles run: 53
Races run: 0
Miles biked: 0
Books read: Still reading Once A Runner…
Places traveled: 1 (Put-In-Bay)
New recipes: Gluten Free Pasta
My miles were up in June because I started marathon training. I expect this number to grow each month, and even hoping to hit 100 miles in August. Hopefully this plan works out. Unfortunately I didn’t run any races or get any time on the bike. I hope to add a few races and at least 20 miles on the bike in the month of July. This should help with mixing up my training and getting cross training in.
I’ve been so busy that I’m still on chapter 4 of Once a Runner, but with a pretty empty calendar in July, I plan on doing a lot of reading. Part of my busy plans included a trip up to Put-In-Bay for a bachelorette party. It was my first time to the island, and well, I don’t think I’m the same party girl I was once.
One improvement I had was on my new recipes. One of my main goals in marathon training is to eat healthier. There’s nothing worse than having a track workout or a long run with stomach issues. Last year I started to cut out dairy and it helped a lot. I have a weakness for cheese, so I can’t be 100% dairy free. My next step was adding my fruits and veggies with my meals. The final step was trying to cut out gluten. I love pasta too much to give it up completely, so I opted for gluten free pasta. Thankfully I had no issues and can continue my love of pasta in my daily life. We’ve also been eating off the grill a lot, so I suppose that means I’m being healthy? But I really should learn to cook more….
So June was pretty decent, but now it’s time to take a look at the past six months…
- Run a sub 2:00 half marathon –Saving this for fall
- Run 800 miles-currently at 239, only 561 to go!
PR in the 5k-Sole to Soul 5k, 25:37, but still hoping to shave more time
- Run two half marathons in two new states-3M Half in January, Texas can now be crossed off the list
- Volunteer at races-I really need to do this
Travel-Work-Vegas, Dallas, Toronto. Fun- Austin, Colorado, Cincy/Kentucky, PIB
- Learn German- Noch, arbeitend an es
- Learn to cook and eat healthier-Work in progress
- Stress less- This will probably never happen
- Read more, at least 10 books-4 complete! (The Best of Me, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Next Best Thing, The Last Song)
- Cut out unnecessary purchases-Half and half, that new car got me
Half way through 2013 and not bad. There are still some things I want to do, and some I’d like to continue. The best part is I still have 6 more months to work on these goals.
How was your June? Have you met any of your 2013 goals? What are your goals for the rest of 2013?