August 1st...I ran seven hazy miles at the butt crack of dawn. I was in pain by the end of the run, but I wanted to start the month on a high note. I had to run.
My foot had been sore for an entire week, and I was worried I was headed for a long term break.
I had tested out a new pair of shoes for a few runs trying to find something a little more supportive. I realized they weren't the shoes for me and went back to my old shoes. My foot improved after several days off.
August 9th I finally got rolling and was able to get back to running three days a week.
I clicked off hot mile after hot mile. Basically, I looked dead and sweaty like this all month.
My long runs were 8, 10, and 13.1
I missed my first long run of the month, but I feel like I finished pretty strong.
I turned 50 and my favorite thing from last month was the extra motivation I received.
My favorite card - the wonder years LOL
I did not get enough weight training done in August, well all summer really, but I will get back to it more regularly (I hope) now that my 10 hour days have ended.
I closed the month with a humid seven and a half mile run, at the butt crack of dawn.
This month challenged me in many ways, but overall I feel like it was a success. I did have some pain after my long runs, but so far my feet have bounced back with a few days off each time.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how August shook out.
I am feeling some fatigue right now, my legs are not feeling as zippy as I'd like, but some of it is work related. This is a very hectic time, it will calm down soon, but I think the hustle and bustle all day at work drains me as much, or more, than the physical at times.
Running three days a week seems to be working, so I will stick with it for September and see how things shake out. I confess, I get nervous when I think about 14 and 16 miles for my long runs, but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
I am trying to dig deep, and take it one day at a time.
How did August go for you?!