Well, for me... it was spent running and "building" the deck. I racked up some serious mileage in July too. The most so far - 158 miles this month. That makes my yearly total... wait for it.... 836!!!!!!
Also, I ran my longest run EVER in July - 14 miles. I know for some of you 14 milers happen like every other day, but for me... it was my longest run since I was 17. I just turned 33... so yeah, there has been a little distance between the two. But these next few months I will run even farther... I think I am crazy!
Yesterday was one of the best weather days to run too. We started around 5:40 with 65 degree temps. I was a little chilly, but warmed up in the first 1/2 mile. Bob dropped me off at Lake Needwood Golf Course entrance and he went ahead to park and stretch at Lake Needwood Park. Since he is such an awesome Coach, he planned the 2 miles that I needed to do before meeting him PERFECTLY. I mean seriously right when I hit Rock Creek Trail to start our 12 mile run with Bob waiting for me, my Garmin beeped 2 miles. Yay!
I was pumped since I had already run 2 miles, so I asked Bob to set the pace. My first two miles were: 10:09 & 10:07.
Around mile 5, my left arch hurt. Mile 6 was the turn around which was at Dewey Park. Nice benches allowed me to sit and re-tie my shoe (Dolce, the wonder dog, took my shoe the day before and ran around with it in her mouth - stretching the shoe strings and tightening it.). And after 5 more stops (yes, I am that pathetic), I think I finally got it right. (It was only mile 10 that I realized that this were my brand new shoes and I had not fully broken them in yet. I had run in them during the week, but wasn't ready to run 14 in them... so maybe it wasn't Dolce's fault after all.)
I finished 14 miles in: 2:23. It was awesome... and Bob's treat was yellow watermelon which taste just like "regular" watermelon!
What will August bring me? I am sure many many many more miles!!!
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