June Rewind

Here we are, half way through 2014, and the month of June is gone. I plan on doing a first half of 2014 recap, but I wanted to make sure I touched on June first, as it was a big month of running for me. Here’s the number for June!

Miles run: 106

Races run: 3 (Park 2 Park Half Marathon, Flirt with Dirt Trail 10k, Columbia Station Half Marathon)

Miles biked: 0

Favorite Workout: 6/10 – Track Tuesday-Mile Repeats

Books read: The Runner’s High

June was the month of running. I spent 18 of 30 days hitting the roads/trails/paths and it couldn’t have gone better! I hit my first 30 mile week and after a long time of training, I finally hit my 100 mile month! I never thought it would happen, but I feel stronger than ever and know that my hard work is paying off!

I also managed to run three races this month, two half marathons and a trail 10k. I worked on pacing, and hit my goal time perfectly in Park 2 Park. But I also struggled through some heat at Columbia Station. I even had a chance to break in my new trail shoes at the Flirt with Dirt 10k, and fell in love with trail running.

My favorite workout this month was some mile repeats on the track. After some surprisingly quick mile repeats the week before, I wasn’t sure I could do it again. But, I was able to hit three mile repeats all under a 7:45 pace. I haven’t been able to run consecutive 7 minute miles since college and it felt great to see my speed coming back!

My downfalls came with catching up on my book, and getting miles on my bike. Hopefully I can get both of those done in July.

Besides for running, we managed to make it to the Tim McGraw concert and had a blast (even on a Sunday night). I was also able to take advantage of Ladies Night on the Square, one of the town events that is featured once a month during the summer. With very few tied up weekends, I’m hoping to explore our city more and take advantage of all those long summer nights.

So there we have it. June was mostly running, with a little bit of local fun thrown in. July will be full of running (not surprising) and celebrating my second favorite holiday! I’m hoping to get a few races in, and stay above the 100 mile mileage mark for a second month!


What was your favorite thing from June? What plans do you have for July?

January Rewind

January has come and gone, and much quicker than I would have liked. The first two  months of the year are my busiest with work so it’s only normal that my monthly review is a few days late. For 2013 I wanted to try something new, and by doing a monthly recap I can check in on my goals and see just how much work I’ve done or need to do. Let’s check out January…


Miles run: 20

Races run: 1 (3M Half Marathon)

Books read: 2.5 (The Next Best Thing, The Last Song, 50 Shades of Grey-partially complete)

Places traveled: 3 (Austin, TX, Las Vegas, NV, and Toronto, Canada)

Sickness: 2 (Flu and sinus/head cold)

Languages learned: 0

Unnecessary purchases cut down: Yes

New recipes: 0


A whole bunch of numbers, and what does it really mean? I didn’t run much, but I needed that break. I was able to run another half marathon and had one of the best race experiences yet. I traveled a bunch for work, which meant I was able to get a ton of reading done on the planes. My take so far on 50 Shades is it’s poorly written, and I’m definitely not hooked on it like many other women.

Traveling a lot meant I easily caught the flu bug followed by another week of a head cold. Insert lack of running and excess of more reading. Needless to say that feeling sick didn’t give me the urge to try any new recipes in the kitchen.

Still haven’t picked up any German, but thinking of trying Rosetta Stone to see if it would be beneficial or not. And as for unneccsary purchases, I traveled more than I was able to shop. And the only time I did spend some money was towards my car. Not so unnecessary.

February brings less traveling, and hopefully some more running. I’m also looking into some lifestyle changes with my eating habits and my training. More to come on that.


How was your January?