Even though I didn’t really set any goals for August, it ended up being a really strong month of workouts. I’m still taking things day by day/week by week and luckily I am still feeling good. While I did stick to regular workouts in August, I felt like work was so busy that there wasn’t much time for anything else.
I managed to run my highest mileage this month since May of 2016. There are some days when I run on the treadmill and I forget to start my Garmin, so I’d guess my mileage is around 133 or so, which is pretty much tied with 132 miles in May 2016. Before that my highest mileage was October 2015 when I ran 216 miles during my peak month of marathon training.
I’m not one to worry about monthly mileage (or even weekly mileage) especially while pregnant, it was just really surprising to see that I hit that number this month.
I started Phase 8 of my strength training plan this month and just finished up week 3. Most of the exercises I have done before, but I’ve modified them to what I can handle right now. My regular strength training sessions also include some mobility work so it’s good to know I’m getting that in twice a week.
To be honest I just haven’t wanted to do other workouts like cycling, yoga, and walking these days. I figure there will be a point when I won’t be running as much as I can go back to those activities at that time. I did do some incline walking this month, so that was a nice change. And I’ve been pretty good about stretching after all of my runs.
After reading a record number books (for me) in July, I didn’t do any reading in August! There was just no time. I’ll be away for a few days in September and hope to do some reading then.
I think that about sums it up! Hopefully September will bring some slightly cooler weather and some more good runs!
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How did you do with your goals in August?
Do you track your weekly/monthly mileage?
Have you read any good books lately?