June was the lowest mileage month I've had since 2010! I had intentionally backed off the mileage and then taken a whole week off to rest/heal my ham-ass, and it definitely shows in my log. I'm actually surprised at how low this month's mileage really was...it didn't feel like I rested *that* much.
Luckily, I had a pretty solid buffer of extra mileage built up so far this year, so I am still on track for my goal of 1200 miles in 2012. (Still 54.8 miles ahead in fact!). One thing that I did really well this month was strength train. It isn't easily seen on the calendar below, but red is running, other colors are various other exercise activities (spinning, weights, etc), and the dotted red means I did multiple things that day (ie running and weights). While there are a LOT more days of complete rest than I have had in past months (mostly thanks to my new job, and not doing ANY exercise on the 3 days per week that I work a 12 hr shift), there are also a lot more dotted reds and other colors to show the other things I did this month.
June also brought me the most fun race I've ever run (Solstice), and probably my hottest run ever (yesterday, at the peak heat of the day, 101 F, 108 heat index).
My June running finale was this morning when I met RunsForCookies for a long run bright and early. Having good company and conversation definitely made the miles go by faster, especially in the heat. Plus, her route was FLAT, which I am not used to for long runs, thanks to Coach Gina's
|This was the running part, not the Cracker Barrel part. (Actually it was the stopping-to-pose-for-a-picture-for-our-blogs part I guess.) Thanks for the photo Katie! I still feel kinda like I should have asked you for an autograph!|
You know, this heat thing isn't so bad after all. (Wait, did I just say something NOT pessimistic?)
Now, if someone could somehow arrange it so I don't have to work tomorrow and Sunday, that would be spectacular.
Also, one of my dogs has the worst gas EVER right now.