Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Rewind ...

How is it September already? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was complaining that I would never be able to get all of my runs in with the kids at home all the time. And as excited as I am for school to start up again, I'm kind of going to miss my summer running schedule. (Someone remind me of that next May when I start complaining ...)

Anyway, here is my August 2010 in review ...

Miles Planned/Miles Ran: 200/208.42 (my first time over 200 miles!)

Rest Days Planned/Rest Days Taken: 9/7 (Shelly's 10 day challenge contributed to this)

Highest Mileage Week: 8/23 - 8/29: 48.37 miles

Long Runs Planned/Long Runs Completed: 5/5

Donuts Burned: 149.82 (my favorite statistic on Dailymile)

Current Book: Earlier this month, I finished the third book in the Twilight series, Eclipse. I will hopefully get through Breaking Dawn on my upcoming trip to Seattle.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Could that show be anymore of a train wreak? Probably not. But I can't stop watching.

Current Colors: Turquoise and Orange

Current Drink: Water. Lots of it.

Current Song: Secrets - OneRepublic

Current Triumph: I killed my races in August. On the 12th, I finished 1st in my division at the Moonlight 4 Miler in 32:13. And then, on the 22nd, I finished 3rd at the Pink Power Sprint Tri without a single minute of bike or swim training in over two years. I'm feeling kind of confident right now.

Current Goal: Remain injury-free through this training cycle and demolish my half marathon PR at the You Go Girl! Half Marathon on September 26th. Tall Mom is pacing me for this race and I have SUPER HIGH hopes!

Current Blessing: Pretty much everything. Life is pretty sweet right now. And I don't take that for granted.

Current Excitement: Did you know that Kindergarten starts in 6 days? And that preschool starts in 12? I might be slightly excited for that. Just saying.

30 comments:

Mike Russell said...

Great month! You really kick butt. I am sure you will crush your PR...

ajh said...

You are so ready for that half marathon!

Silly Girl Running said...

August was YOUR month! :) You're gonna rock at that Half Marathon, I just know!

Hunnybee said...

WTG! You are doing so amazing. Definitely help to keep me and others motavated.

ann said...

great month! Keep it up! Still can't believe it's Sept!

Anne said...

Great recap...I always enjoy these :)

You are so going to rock that half!

Janet said...

Just have to ask.... HOW MANY DAYS DOES YOUR MONTH HAVE IN IT?!?!? There is no way you can squeeze that much in 31 days unless you are a homeless hermit! :) Way to go girlfriend, wife, mom of three and RUNNER!

Running Diva Mom said...

You are phenomenal! What a fantastic month ... and over 200 miles ... completely awesome!

Kim said...

You ROCKED August and burned a whole lot of donuts! :)

Emz said...

Love your stats. You go woman!

Love the donut thing. Just makes me smile.

Momma Twitch said...

What happened to this year? I can't believe it's September already! You're totally going to rock that half marathon. I can't wait to read about it!

runningwithsass.com said...

great job! I watch secret life.have you seen make it or break it? even more addicting!!!

Marlene said...

Awesome month and I predict and even better September!!

Emily said...

Awesome month! 200 plus miles and rocking races...you are going to CRUSH your PR this month! And Mel will be a super fun/motivating/rock star pacer! Can't wait to hear how you do!

Runners Fuel said...

You had a great August!

Deb said...

Great month!

Becka said...

Great month! Congrats on making goals AND accomplishing them!

Leah said...

Congratulations on your first 200+ month! August was a milestone month for me too (first over 300 miles).

aron said...

AWESOME month! congrats on breaking 200 miles!

eclipse is the besssst one of them all :)

track coach and adorable wife said...

Eclipse was the best by far. Read Breaking Dawn, but don't get your hopes up too high. I was glad my sis in law told me that! Can't wait for you to come up for the half and meet you. You are gonna rock it!

Tricia said...

awesome month!

Kerrie T. said...

So excited to meet you in person!!! Can't wait!

(PS: Not sure if you already got, but I left you an award on my blog.)

Teamarcia said...

Great month! Here's to a fantastic September!

Sarah AJ said...

I'm pretty relieved to find out I'm not the only grown woman who watches Secret Life...

Congrats on an awesome month!

Angie Bishop said...

Nice job lady!!
Heres to a fantastic September :)

Carly said...

Your stats put me to shame. Hehe... Anyway, I tagged you for an award on my blog. :-)

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Holy Cow - great job on the miles.

Jamie said...

awesome august! nice job!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I think I may be more excited for that half than you.
I really believe that all the boastful talk aside, you really are in such a great postion training and mentally to really enjoy getting a solid PR.
I am thankful to follow along as a younger runner gets some of these milestones and shows so many that being a mom doesn't mean giving up being a runner, business woman, volunteer, person, _______ fill in the blank.

kat said...

fantastic effort, thanks for sharing, well impressed, lots of claps and whoops all the way from England, very inspiring.