Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Rewind ...

Run Miles Ran: 68.25 miles

Bike Miles Rode: 225.5 miles

Swim Meters Completed: 14350 or 8.92 miles

Rest Days Taken: 12 - Vacation will do that to you

Highest Run Mileage Week: 7/9-7/15: 28 miles

Highest Bike Mileage Week: 7/9/7/15: 83.1 miles

Highest Swim Volume Week: 7/16-7/23: 5300 meters

Long Runs Completed (10+ miles): 1

Current Book: I was a reading machine again this month. Something about finally getting a library card at the age of 30 will do that to a person. Also, the cutback in computer time freed me up to spend my free time elsewhere. I read and loved all of these books ...

  • When Parents Text, Kaelin and Fraioli
  • Because I Said So, Dawn Meehan
  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris
  • Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris
  • Normal Gets You Nowhere, Kelly Cutrone
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: All things Disney. Including the following ...

Current Colors: Orange and Pink 

Current Drink: Grape, Banana, Lemon-Lime and Strawberry Lemonade Nuun. Can't get enough of that stuff ...

Current Song: Titanium - David Guetta

Current Triumph: I survived July, which was a cluster of a month.

Current Goal: Be a better me. Each and every day.

Current Blessing:
Generally, I feel like my whole life is one big blessing and I am entirely grateful for that. I don't take anything for granted. Not even for a second.

Current Excitement: HOOD TO COAST! The race is just 23 days from now. Also, I am traveling pretty much this entire month. It promises to be a hectic few weeks ...

2012 To Do List Update:

  • Take 70.3 training day by day. Don't get caught up in what is coming, but rather focus on what is. Trust that it will get you where you want to be. - CHECK
  • Find the strength to NOT add races to your schedule during 70.3 training. That is your focus, don't screw with that because of FOMO (fear of missing out). - CHECK
  • Cross the finish line of your first 70.3 in less than 6:57:59. - CHECK. Goal crushed. 6:39:39.
  • Maintain at least one day of cycling and one day of swimming per week, post 70.3. Give J some proof that a new road bike would be a good investment. - CHECK. I'm crushing this one.
  • Log 4,000 miles, swim, bike and run combined. - As of August 1, 3014.1 miles completed
  • Race a 10K with a finish time much faster than your very dated current PR of 53:17.
  • Set a new PR in the Half Marathon, currently 1:57:06 (or 1:56:18, if the half split from the NYC Marathon counts).
  • Race a Fall Sprint Triathlon. Actually train for the event, unlike in years past. - FAIL. That sprint turned into another 70.3.
  • Add strength training to the routine. - CHECK. 41 strength sessions in the last four months.
  • Eat like an athlete. Be mindful of the nutritional value of your food. - I've been killing this. But, apparently my scale doesn't care.
  • Consume no more than 18 desserts from either Shyndigz or Two Sweet Cupcakes (approximately 1 dessert/3 weeks) - As of August 1, 15 desserts consumed. I need to just face the facts with this one.
  • Cut out snacking on the girl's leftovers. Just because they don't eat it, doesn't mean you have to. - CHECK
  • Only say yes to the projects you REALLY want to work on. - CHECK
  • Throw away the credit cards. Stop repeating history. - CHECK
  • Ignore your impulses. Take time to process the true value of the things you are filling your space/life with. - CHECK
  • Declutter and Organize using this calendar. - CHECK
  • Continue to balance family life, training and now, work. - CHECK
  • Prioritize and be a good example for the people in your life. - CHECK
  • Help and support J and the kids in reaching their goals. We are a team and that must always be the primary focus of our lives. - CHECK


Marlene said...

Sounds like one busy month leading in to another!

DROOLING over those Disney treats. omg.

Running Ricig said...

You guys look like you had so much fun. Also, you are a reading machine!

What is that mouse-shaped awesomeness in the second picture???

fancy nancy said...

This Disney treats are insane!!!! You had another kick ass month!! I was going to do our new nursery pink and orange but I got vetoed!

Jen Feeny said...

I want to read Squirrel seeks Chipmunk! I heard about it on NPR.

Love those pics of the Disney trip, you make me want to go there and that's saying a lot because after living in Orlando 11 years and having all things Disney surround you, you get burnt out on it.

Unknown said...

I love your disney pictures... looks like an amazing trip! :) Happy August!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

No clue how you manage a family and still find time to travel. I feel like I'm getting away when I go run trails for an hour without the family tagging along.

You still did a great job with workouts and goals AND had 12 days "off." Although I know vacations with the family are never "time off." They are just a different kind of work

Enjoy your upcoming race!

T said...

Wahoo! I love that you love Disney, and it sounds like you kicked July in the Junk! Rock on!

mrs.monica @ RTP_inHeels said...

you inspire me!

Darin Armstrong said...

Hello Tonia,
Just a quick message to ask if you would be interested in a 'mutual' following on twitter. I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back if you indeed decide to do so... (#FYI I do RT's for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners & #Marathoners who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned...)

All the very best to you and yours for the rest of 2012 and beyond Tonia. Look forward to hearing from you...


Unknown said...

You sure have a on your schedule for the whole month. A busy month for a energetic gals. Don't forget to take a break once in awhile.
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