Not to mention what I want to get done with my blog here. I know you all were just beside yourself while I was gone. Wondering how you'd survive your week without me. Haha. Ok, so not true, but that is ok. I thought of you all. I made a vlog post each day and will post one each day. Let me clarify that it is ok if you don't
Anyway, so much to do + a lot to blog about = plenty of madness for this fine Monday morning. I will tell you about my vacation through out the week. Probably best to spread it out, otherwise it will be one looooong post. I will sum it up by saying that the week was completely AWESOME!
I want to do a monthly recap for June. Mostly because it was a great running month for me. After having run 10 miles in the month of May (those only came from Memorial day - end of month) I was able to come back and run 93 miles in the month of June. It has been my best month so far this year. Yay! I am so excited! My longest run was only 8 miles. I was just able to get out there every day (on day 36 of streaking) and get solid, consistant miles in. I also added in swimming & biking, but I don't count/keep track of those miles. My yearly total for 2012 is 386 (ish because sometimes my ipod didn't work, etc) miles. Not bad considering I've had close to 2 months of not running at all due to injury.
Hopefully this streak will continue. I have my 8 hour Howl at the Moon Ultra in 38 days. The heat has been kicking in and preparing me for that day. I still do a lot of my runs in the early morning hours, but even that is not a guarantee break from the heat and gazillion percent humidity. I purposely sprinkle in some afternoon runs to help prepare me for my race as well.
I will leave you with my vlog post from last Monday. It's a little windy. Actually it is very windy, but had turned the camera to block a chunk of the wind. You can still hear me, although a tad tough at times. What is so neat (to me) about this video is that I made it right before heading to evening chapel. I talk about my friend Joy in this video. When I went into chapel the speaker mentioned Joy and it was (unbeknownst to me) on that exact day 1 year ago that Joy had her first headache. Not just any headache, mind you. For those that don't know her headaches were actually brain cancer that would take her life 6 month later.
Have a great Monday everyone!