If I seem to be a little all over the place over the next few weeks, please bear with me. The kids came back to school on Monday so it might take me some time before I can get in a routine and stay on top of the blog world 🙂 Every time I get a free minute I’ve tried reading what you guys are all up to or responding to your comments, but it’s only Tuesday and I’m feeling a little frazzled. Yesterday, I left my house at 6:20 am and didn’t get home until 8:15pm. So while I try to get my crap together, this will be my view…
The crazy heat wave we are having here in northeastern PA isn’t making my first week back at school with the kids any easier. I had a decent number of miles to run yesterday and they happened at a snail’s pace after the long day, high temps, and extreme humidity. When I left the pole studio last night after the sun went down, I walked outside and still couldn’t believe how warm it was out there. I really can’t believe today is the beginning of September. If you step into the
sauna outdoors, you’d think we’re really somewhere in mid-July. It’s messing with my head, which keeps insisting that it must be mid-July and can’t really be back to work already. I don’t mind my job or going to work, but it always seems very surreal at the start of the school year. Like I’m going to wake up any second and find that I still have a few weeks of summer left before I have to really go back to work.
As for August, it was overall a good month:
- Total run miles: 261
- Longest run: 20 miles
- Number of races: 2
I went back and tried to compare where I was last August versus this August. Last year, I was recovering from an injury and wasn’t running nearly as many miles, but the miles I ran were fast. Too fast – especially my recovery runs – were all stupid fast. I was also training for a half Ironman last year, so I had many more bike miles on the schedule. I guess you can’t really compare since I was lucky to hit 30-ish miles/week last year, versus the 60-ish/week I averaged in August this year.
Today kicks off September, and I have a lot to look forward to. Three weeks of high miles (if the heat doesn’t kill me first), a half marathon, and a 10K. Once I hit the half marathon, I begin my taper for Hartford. How is that right around the corner already?
I hope everyone has a great week!