total mileage: 0.0000000
time spent running: 0hrs 0min
days off: 31
avg temp: doesn't matter
pounds gained: don't even want to know
trip of the month: new york/tour of the eastern seaboard
this was the first full month (technically 5+ weeks when you add the end of july) where i did not run/workout since 2004. well, technically i did go for a 1.5mi leisure walk one evening and i also did a ton of walking around nyc but i wouldn't consider either of those a workout. oh, and i took the stairs (3 flights) at work at least twice a day which should be considered a workout because it left me winded every time. pathetic.
i was initially taking some time off because my skin hurt to move, period. it still isn't much better, but i'm not in constant pain anymore.
i also started having trouble sleeping through the night, and then i started not falling asleep at all. there were too many "nights" this month where i would fall asleep at 4 or 5am, only to wake up at 6:30am for work. i never feel tired later in the day either. there was also one night where i never fell asleep, and stayed awake the next day until 10-11pm. freakish.
so, i decided to extend my running break to the whole month of august (initially i figured i'd take two weeks off). it's always hard to take time away from running, but this was a fairly easy break for me with the random health concerns. i think i also needed a break mentally after many weeks/months/years of stressing over weekly mileage and running workouts.
in lieu of running, i went to a few local minor league baseball games.
|view from the box|
|a stranger handed us these tickets at the gate|
i checked out the local flea market (not worthwhile).
|you know you want one. giveaway coming soon.|
i sampled my first kombucha but only drank half the bottle because i was too afraid of the floaty things.
|synergy: cosmic cranberry flavor|
and bought a pair of jorts meant for a 13-yr old because they told me i was a size 4 (after a month of sitting on the couch). they were $11 on clearance and josh said i should have been paid to take them from the store.