As someone who doesn’t love running in the heat and humidity, I’m happy to wave goodbye to August. Here’s how the month went!
- I ran 100.04 miles. I realized I was getting close to 100 miles and ran five miles on each of the last two days of the month to make it just barely over 100.
- I ran my fast 1600 in 8:38. This was my third-fastest 1600 of the year!
- I did one race. This was the Naylor Mill 7K. I knew I wouldn’t be fast on this trail, but I felt good. Read my recap here.
- I ran my fastest two-miler in a while. In addition to the fast 1600, I also went out for a fast two-mile run one day and ran 18:31, my fastest since January 2021, the day before I got hit by a car.
- I participated in a group run with the Eastern Shore Running Club and Kent Island Running Group. I’m president of the Eastern Shore Running Club, and I met the Kent Island Running Group president earlier this year. We organized a group run for both of our clubs at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Aug. 13. It was fun! I ended up running with Michelle, who I’ve been right behind at two races.
- I participated in virtual Camp Run Happy. I was supposed to travel to Utah for Camp Run Happy with my Brooks Run Happy Team teammates, but because of a covid exposure, I decided it wouldn’t be safe/considerate to go (and then I didn’t end up getting covid). I was still able to participate in the virtual event and connected with teammates in fun ways!
- I did three yoga classes. This included one poolside yoga class and one that was part of Camp Run Happy.
- I did seven DribbleUp classes. I did these classes using a six-pound ball and an app. Although the classes are short, I definitely think they have been helping me build some strength. I need to get back on this for September!
Overall, it was a good month, and September is looking even better, as I’ve finally gotten a diagnosis for my coughing while running – irritable larynx syndrome. More on that later!