Here's what happened in August:
- I ran my highest mileage since April! What crazy high mileage is that, you ask? 36.2 miles. Yep, 36.2 miles this MONTH. And that's an improvement. Sigh.
- I also did almost NO swimming this month, thanks to my pool being closed for renovations (it opened back up today though!). I swam a total of 3 times in August, for about 3 miles over all. Whoop-whoop.
- So what exactly HAVE I been doing?? Kickin' it old school, mostly. Hitting the classes at the gym, some workout videos in my basement, strength training at home and at the gym. And BIKING. I am starting to LOVE biking. I biked 245 miles in August. Some of that is leisurely paced riding to/from work, but it still counts. I bet I do even more in September, because I wasn't even that into it until the past couple weeks.
- I decided to drop from the Woodstock half marathon to the 5-miler next weekend, and to completely drop out of the Detroit Women's half two weeks after that. No reason to push my luck. I'm mostly pain-free right now (just some tightness and mild discomfort after runs), but who knows how it will go as I ramp up my mileage. I'm at 5 miles max right now, and am planning on ramping up very, very slowly, while still focusing on stretching and strengthening in a big way.
Here's hoping for a run-filled fall. I'm not that upset that I missed summer. Summer is hot. I hate hot.