Hello there! Happy 1st day of August! While I am excited for a new month, this month means that I go back to work. I have 3 weeks left but I know one of those weeks will be dedicated to setting up my room. I am nervous that with the rise of cases going on, we will not go back to school. While I understand the safety factor, I simply cannot and do not want to do another year of remote learning.
This week I hit my 300th run milestone and added a new pair of shoes to my rotation. I bought these last year and now am finally running in them.
I spent time outside with the cats in the balcony. I am almost done reading the book “The Soul of a Woman” and saw a great quote. I am sure I have seen it before but now I love it!
It was another good week of running. I am pleased with my runs and am actually surprised with the mileage this week. I ended July with 98.07 miles. I had to run 7 miles on Saturday and did half of it. Ha, if I would have run them all then for sure July would have been over 100 miles.
During Saturday’s run I realized that I did not want to run 7 miles. Well, does anyone actually do? I also realized I am feeling burned out. I don’t want to follow a plan anymore. I am not training for anything anyway. I had a conversation with my coach and once I have reached 1 year in my run streak, I plan to stop. For this month I am going to run whatever I want. I want to pick a 20, 30, 45 , or 60 minute Peloton run and do that.
The calendar below is from last year. I was doing good for half of August but then stopped running because on Saturday (after my run) I found out that I needed to get a Covid test. I went on Tuesday. How different it is now. I had to make an appointment (and wait) instead of just going in for a test. It was negative but still decided to quarantine. Not a big deal now but should I have quarantined? If I hadn’t quarantined then I would have been done with my run streak on the 29th. 😀
With no actual plan for this week, we’ll see how I do. I told my coach that I will do the hill/ramp workouts on Mondays but who knows how I will feel tomorrow. I may just do one mile or 2.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.