Hello there and Happy Tuesday! I took a week off from blogging. I think this is the first time I miss all 3 linkups (Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday). My mind went blank for Tuesday and Friday’s linkups and then on Sunday I started to write my post but then was busy with my niece who is visiting from Mexico, so no post from me. But here I am and hopefully will not miss many more linkups.
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How is it that we are already in July? These past 6 months have gone by fast. So many words to describe it along with many emotions to go with it. Regardless, it was a good 6 months. Let me tell you all about it.
Mileage: Total is 503.03 miles. My goal to run this year is 1,200 miles. I had a feeling I was not going to meet my goal and was thinking of changing it to 1000 miles. However, I told myself that if by June 30th I’ve run at least 600, then I would leave it. Someone told me that my mileage could increase during the Summer. Well, time to change that goal.
Highest Mileage Month: 118.12 in June. May was the 2nd highest with 111.79 miles.
Peloton: In November I paused my membership and renewed it in February. I don’t know exactly how many classes I took since February, but I have reached a few milestones.
I was actually surprised that I made it to 5K minutes. At the rate I am going then for sure I will get to 10K by then end of the year.
Current Challenge: My running streak. Today is day #312.
Current Shoes: Since January 1 I’ve run in the Launch 5 and Brooks Levitate 1.
2021 Running Goal: My new goal is to run 1,000 miles. I am at 50 percent done with it with 503.03 miles.
Pain/aches/injury: All was going well. I had my usual aches/soreness but nothing painful. On Friday during my run (I realize it was already July) I had some pain on my lower left leg. I ran/walked the rest of the way home. I knew I was in trouble. Once home I made an appointment with a sports doctor for Friday. I know better than to check Google but I did anyway. Looks like it could be achilles tendonitis but I’ll know for sure on Friday. I did a short run/walk (20 minutes) on Saturday and it wasn’t painful. I did the same on Sunday and Monday (30 minutes) with hardly any pain. I plan to continue doing this till Friday but might increase the time to 45 minutes.
What am I looking forward to the next 6 months? To run all of the miles! Haha, JK. Hopefully I get good news on Friday and can continue running. I will be happy with at least running/walking. Getting out in the morning is good for me. I need it.
I also want to continue my run streak. The stubborn runner in me does not want to stop. I am so close to one year. It will be one year in August. Will I continue after? Who knows? I would like to train for a half marathon or maybe a marathon. Also, I would like to incorporate cross training and strength classes to my schedule. We’ll see.