Total Miles: 203.3
I ran one race.
This is the best month of training that I have had in a really really long time. I did a post the other day specifically about my running this month. To avoid being redundant, I’ll simply state that I LOVE running right now.
Here are some pictures of July’s runs:
The picture of me laying on the floor is from the day I tried to run in the middle of the day in 100 degree weather. Oh, I also got a new Garmin watch for my birthday (thanks Phil!) so the chances of me having a charged watch have doubled.
I am in California doing an internship. Being at my school is like living in a dream. It felt surreal the first time I stepped on campus because I have been taking my classes online from New Jersey. For so long this was just a dream so it is a really powerful feeling to be here and realize that I am doing this. I can’t pinpoint when I will graduate but I am so proud of myself for getting this far in my program and taking this risk to fly across the country for the summer.
-I caught a foul ball at an Oakland Athletics game
-I’ve seen 11 cats in California and I was able to pet 2 of them
-My coffee count is still at a pathetic low of 6. I’ve been drinking instant vanilla cappuccino the last two weeks but I ran out of that today. I still LOVE coffee I just don’t feel like I am in a coffee friendly environment. I also miss my local coffee shop.
-I may or may not have acquired 2 new coffee mugs while I’ve been here…..
-I went to a candy store!!!
-My new favorite post long run snack is waffles and ice cream
-I have poison oak on my butt
-I went hiking
-My watch tan is out of control
-I went to an escape room with a bunch of people from my graduate program and we escaped with less than 2 minutes to go!
-I’ve felt homesick a lot but mostly because I miss my precious cats. Phil has been sending me pictures though and I’ve talked to them on FaceTime!
Cats & Coffee
*photo credit for MOST of the cat photos goes to Phil