Swimming - 26,800 meters (16.7 miles)
Running - 54 miles
Cycling - 144 miles
Hiking - 7.6 miles
Total Hours: About 33 (July had 10 hours more...)
Highlights from this month:
Kind of obvious - Getting Engaged
Vacation in Colorado - I'm told there is an actual race that happens at Garden of the Gods. I should probably plan a return trip..... :)
Swimming Distance PRs and Faster Times
On August 2nd, I did my longest swim workout ever - 2400 meters.
Then, on August 7th, I hit a new distance PR - 2700 meters.
A day later, I did it again - 2800 meters.
At the end of the month, I did a 2500 meter swim in 56 minutes, and it wasn't just straight swimming. I'm getting way better at this.
Finishing the Slowtwitch Guppy Challenge - Goal: 9 weeks to swim 55,000 yards.
Not only did I finish the challenge, I finished with 57,823 yards. I "placed" 22nd in the challenge. No prizes for that, but I feel a lot better about my ability to swim. Next step - conquer the flip turn.
Not so new news - still training for Biggest Loser Half Marathon in October.
|Yay for running group friends!|
Books I Read This Month:
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A Feast for Crows (G.O.T. #4) by George R.R. Martin
My arch starts to hurt/feels really unsupported in my new pair of Brooks Glycerin. I really need to go and get some Superfeet inserts for a few pairs of my running shoes.
Current Wish List:
Slightly cooler temperatures in the next few weeks to make moving slightly more tolerable.
Well, not during this 80 degree weather, but Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha is back - I take mine nonfat and with only one pump of each syrup. Otherwise, it's a sugar overload.
Royals by Lorde - Don't ask me why I like it - it's a strange song, but it's different than anything else on the radio right now.
All the life changes that are in progress right now - moving, engagement, etc.
How was your August?
What is your favorite song on the radio right now?