Running: Only 48 miles in July. Not a lot. I’m trying to be okay with that. It takes me up to 530 miles for the year. My mileage is down. I should focus on the fact that I am still able to run.
Biking: 123 miles in July. I really love my bike. I’m not very fast, and my back injury keeps me from going more than about 2 hours. I can only ride once or twice a week, but I just love it. There is something so peaceful about riding through the countryside. I wish I could do it more often. 235 miles for the year.
Swimming: I only got in the pool three times in July. I wish it was more, but the timing is difficult. I just don’t have easy access to a pool.
Races: I did 4 races in July. I set a 5K PR without doing any speed work…and I paid for it for about a week. I ran a 5K with Jaden, ran our local 5K, and competed in my favorite duathlon .
I wish I could say that I have an amazing August planned or that I was diligently training for a fall half marathon. Unfortunately, none of those things are true. I’m currently dealing with some significant back/hip pain that has me sidelined.
I am going to do a water-based obstacle course with Jaden next weekend in Iowa when we visit my sister. Other than that, I have nothing planned for the rest of the year. I have some things I would like to do, but all of that will depend on my ability to get in to see a surgeon for a consult and the possibility of getting another injection. I hope to get the pain under control, so I get back to running. It certainly makes me happier.