I say this after every month but I cannot believe July is over.  We are halfway through the year!

Miles Ran/Last Month:  122.12/115.79.  I did 19 runs this month for a total of 24 hours, 32 minutes, and 13 seconds.  


Last year I ran 186.27 miles in July which has been the most I’ve run in a month.


Highest Mileage Week:  38.09.  This was during the end of June and beginning of July and it took me 7 hours, 52 minutes, and 58 seconds.

Races Planned/Completed:  2/2.  I ran the Rock “n” Roll Chicago Half Marathon on July 16 after winning an entry from Erica.  Then I went to Alaska for The Great Alaskan Running Cruise where I ran a half marathon.  It was so much fun!  I got back Saturday afternoon and am still getting used to being back.  I have created a page specifically for this cruise and will be updating/adding posts about the trip soon.  <<I already wrote about my trip in Seattle.

Current Ache/Pain:  Still my knees.  Well more sore on the inside than the outside.  A few months ago I was diagnosed with knee bursitis.  I need to do a better job of doing my exercises to strengthen my glutes, legs, etc.

Current Challenge:  None.

Current Book:  I am a big fan of John Grisham.  I made a list of his books and would like to read all of them (I’ve already read a few of them).  I was reading The King of Torts but had to return it to the library because it was due and I couldn’t renew it, but I am hoping to resume reading it again.

The king of torts
Source: http://www.jgrisham.com/books/the-king-of-torts/

Current Song:  Despacito.  I remember that at first I did not like the song, but the more I heard it, the more I began to like it.  And yes I do like it with Justin Bieber.  🙂

Current Treat:  Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Coffee.

Next Race(s):  Lake Michigan Marathon on September 3.  I have not signed up for this race because I wanted to wait and see how I felt during my training.  Well, I missed about a week and a half when I was in Alaska so now I am going to get back to it.  Yesterday I had to run 12 miles and could only manage 4.  Today I did 5 and it was HARD!

Current Excitement:  I am sort of excited to go back to work.  School starts in 3 weeks (August 21) and the students start on August 23.  I plan to go the week before to start organizing and setting up my classroom.  This year I’m in a new room but teaching the same grade.  This is good because I get to set it up again differently than my previous classroom.  It should be interesting because my new room is a bit smaller than my previous one.

teacher back to work

Linking up with MarciaPatti, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run.


16 Comments on July 2017 in Review

  1. I feel you on the struggle to buckle back down after vacation. My kids go back August 14 and 17. Summer flies so fast. Glad you’re excited to return to the classroom!

  2. I’m staff at a university, so it’s a little different, but I’m starting to see announcements for fall tuition, athletes back for pre-season, etc. The fall semester starts Aug. 28th, but school districts start the 16th or 17th.

    • Can’t believe school starts so soon. I am kind of ready to go back but at the same time not ready. 🙂

  3. Girl, you ran almost as much as I rode a bike!! That’s a lot of miles lady! Be sure to tend to those glutes and hammies with all of those miles 🙂

    John Grisham? I like it …a good ole Mississippi boy! I’ve read most of his books …kind of have to read a fellow statesman’s books you know! 🙂

    • Haha, thanks! I remember at one point he used to work in Chicago or still works here?

      • Oh really? I didn’t know that! I knew he was born in Arkansas, went to college at Mississippi State University and practice law in Southhaven Ms. I’m sure his success as a writer has taken him all over the country!

  4. I have to admit I like that song Despacito as well. But then I found out about the Biebs and well…

    You had a fantastic month! And I’ve always wanted to do that Lake Michigan race but not this year…

    • Thanks Wendy!

      That’s so funny what you say about the song. The original is just as good.

    • A friend of mine told me about it as she is doing the 50k. The race is actually in Wisconsin.

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