Wednesday, August 1, 2012

july 2012

miles run: 15.30. it's hard to run when you strain your lower back! (but it's improving)

other workouts: bootcamp (x12)

days off: 13

netflix (/tv) obsession(s)/fail: pawn stars and of course the olympics!

artistic/creative outlet/new thing i tried: finally finished (my first ever) water color attempts to hang in the living room. i've hinted at these in the past; i'm finally content with how they turned out.

actually hanging them on the other hand may take 2-6 months

new food i tried: actually cooking for a change - egg cupcakes and coconut flour pancakes.

book(s) read: none. slack.

number of blog visitors: 671 (you guys are always rockin')

number of doctor visits: 5 (+numerous chiro visits)

number of postcards received: 11! thank you andrea, ginny, diana and non-blogging friends!


unlike june, july wasn't as kind to me what with straining my back and then trying to do too much too soon. i still got in a few good workouts and august will surely be better! it certainly can't be any worse than august 2011.

i think i've had my share of hurdles over the past year but i will continue to fight to get back up. i still have 40 more states to run and a sub-3 to achieve!

17 comments:

  1. Great month!!!! Love the painting!!

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  2. Good month with your back and all. Hope it is much better already. I like the paintings!

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  3. The paintings turned out great! Good job! And I hope that back continues to feel better!!!! Go easy woman!

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  4. Hey, you beat me... I got in 14 miles for July! :-)

    I hope your back is feeling better. I gotta admit, I was intrigued by the pancakes!

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  5. Nice month! Love the new painting hobby! I had 36.7 miles for July-one can hardly call THAT marathon training! Although considering we had a crap load of days over 100 degrees and a gazillion days in the high 90's....I'm surprised I even got that many miles!
    40 states yet? I'd love to do that Gettysburg marathon in Pennsylvania...is that state on your list?!

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    1. Still need to do PA! Gettysburg sounds good to me. Can't believe it's been hotter in the mid-west than down here in the South! We "only" have mid-90's!

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  6. You HAVE had your challenges this year! Here's to August being the month that turns things around.

    Great watercolors!

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  7. Yeah this has been a hard month for you with hurting your back! But, you did great with the boot camps and with the new paleo diet, so you're still out accomplishing a lot. You will get the rest of your states in, you have years and years to run. That's one thing I try to remember :).

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  8. DANG IT I meant to pick up a postcard for you in Lake Placid and I forgot. Sawry! Still love me?!

    Here's to more miles and less doctors in August!

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  9. Yay you got the postcards!

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  10. Doing too much too soon, hm, I know nothing about that...hand over the ice for my left shin! Hope August will be super for you! Did I miss a post about your reasoning for going Paleo?

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  11. I think I missed the Postcard thing but I am often travelling, let me know your addy!

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  12. Will you paint me a picture of the Colorado mountains for me when you come and run here next month??? Great art work :)

    Pawn Stars - hahahaha. I got suck into that once and was glued for about 4 hours. Then I got sucked into Storage Wars - totally stupid show, but another 4 hours down the drain I'll never get back.

    So August wasn't too bad, better than February, right? Here's to a fantastic August and some answers to the health issues.

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  13. Keep fighting!!!

    MI has a great marathon in October ;)

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  14. LOVE Pawn Stars! I got hopelessly addicted when I went home for Christmas. Hang in there, I couldn't run a step last fall and am back at it.

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  15. I see the post cards I sent you on that picture! I am glad you did get them!

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