Clearly I’ve not found my blogging groove. But I have had a good running month so far. My goal this year is to run 600 miles, which is 50 miles a month. Given my racing schedule, that shouldn’t be a problem. But unfortunately, I’ve been slacking. Not this month though! As soon as I finish today’s 9 miler (on the treadmill, sadly – stupid heatwave), I will have topped 50 miles for the month. Of course, thanks to the previous months, I need to do around 57 miles for July through December to hit my goal of 600, but I’m pleased to be on the right track.
I bought a treadmill this month. It was on super sale because it’s summer and people run outside. I love it. I love having it. And it meant that I could cancel my gym membership as well. For so many people, a treadmill becomes a coatrack or a place to pile things. Some of my friends have made similar comments. Given the miles that I ran on the treadmill at the gym over the past few years, I think it will get quite a bit of use. Probably more than the gym did, even. I don’t have to travel to the gym, so on those awful weather days, I can just get dressed and hop on the treadmill with no trouble.
I also bought a road bike yesterday! I’ve wanted a bike for years, and I finally took the leap. That was definitely an investment, and I hope that it’s something that I love. I haven’t gotten a chance to take her out yet (see previously mentioned heat wave), but I’m hoping to get out for a few miles this afternoon and maybe a few more miles tomorrow with Laura. I just have to do my best to not crash! But I have a helmet, so I’ll be fine. Went with platform pedals to start rather than clipless. I want to get used to the bike first, then in a few months, switch to clipless. Eventually, I’ll get a trainer for the winter, so there will be no excuse for not working out.
And now it’s time for a 9 miler on the treadmill. Wish me luck.