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Miles run & things I’ve done: July 2018


Total miles: 163.6 miles

Total runs: 26

Longest run: 12.5 miles

Shortest run: 1 mile

Races: 1

Hogback Hustle 5k 21:25

July began in Paris! Phil and I woke up early to beat the crowds and we ran to the Eiffel tower. It was so beautiful that I still can’t believe that was real life.  After Paris, we went to London and ran to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.

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Running internationally was really great. We were able to see so many things just because our feet could take us there. We walked or ran everywhere.

I was exhausted the day after we got home so I decided not to run. I slept, hung out with the cats, and watched Gilmore Girls. It was also my birthday. The next day I went for an adventure run with some friends. Even though traveling was fun it was great to be home in Colorado where every run can be an adventure.

Even though I ran while we were in Europe I had intentionally backed off running so we could enjoy vacation. I had no goals for my runs in Europe, I just ran because I wanted to. It was exactly what I needed to do so that I could focus and build a solid base of miles when we got back home. Running in July went extremely well.

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GOAL: run the same time as last year, and I did! Far from my long term goal of getting back into race shape, but happy to at least match where I was a year ago before all of the injuries, iron issues, and graduate school stress took over my running. It isn’t about winning the 5k for me, winning is just a fringe benefit. I’d have been happy as long as I met my time goal, the goal I have control over. For me, this sport is all about pushing myself to improve each day, focusing on progress, and believing that I can run well even when it doesn’t seem realistic. 📷: @xenajenick . . #runGOALden #runstrong #goaldenpeakperformance #theroadlessrun #5k #shecanrun #sparklysoulambassador #altraredteam #atrarunning #local5k #runningcommunity #runtogether #garmin #finishlinephoto #womenwhorun #womeninsport #newcastlecolorado #raceday #runcolorado

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I also got some new shoes in July, Altra shoes of course!





The cats missed us terribly while we were away. We were gone for 2 weeks and they were so excited when we got home. They are still following me around the house.




And of course I drank a lot of coffee in Europe! I even found a peppermint mocha latte, but that was in my town!

Other things

-Hollie came to Colorado! It was the best weekend and I didn’t want her to leave. I hope the powers of the internet send her back to Colorado soon.

-I cut 5 or 6 inches off my hair because there was a giant knot in it and my hair was just out of control. It’s more manageable now.

-I volunteered at the kids mud run in town. I was in charge of the balance beam obstacle.

-A group of us hiked Mount Sopris. This was one of my goals for 2018. This got me thinking about New Year’s resolutions…are those still relevant during the summer?????


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