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June Recap

Monday, July 01, 2013

Well, June is over and we are on to July already. It has been a challenging month to keep SP goals with moving and travel and all that comes with it. Here is a recap of my June:

1) Weight - I started July at 188, up 4 lbs since 1 June and up 7 lbs since 1 Jan. I really don't want to get back up into the 190's so will have to do a bit better through this transition. My range in May was 181-186, my range in June was 184-188. Slowly creeping the wrong direction.

2) Fitness - My Achilles is recuperating and I am trying to take it easy. I have been keeping my runs in the 3-4 mile range and not pushing that hard. I ran 38 miles in June, bringing me to 518 miles for the year. If I can work my mileage back up, I can make my goal of 1,000 miles, but recovery still takes priority. I need to figure out when I can get access to the pool and work that into the schedule again.

3) Food - We have been out of our house for 2 weeks now and it will be another two weeks before we get settled. That means a lot more eating out than we are used to. If I focus on better choices for the next two weeks I can probably stem the weight creep. Then when we get settled in our new house, I can work on getting back to the low 180's.

4) Races - We are signed up for the Bay Days 4th of July race. I will be doing the 5 miler, and the two big kids will do the 1 miler. I have done the race before and was able to come in under 40 minutes. Given that I have not been training much over the past 6 weeks, I think I will come in around 42-43 min.

Half way through 2013 now, here is to the second half, make it great!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MWWENSIN 7/2/2013 3:08PM

    Recovery is never a desired process but it beats getting hurt again.

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    Sounds like you are still doing a great job! Injured and moving = stress and it takes it toll on a human being. You are human! Aim for maintaining and pick-up and move forward once the dust settles.

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    Moving is tough, it doesn't leave alit of time or energy for anything else. Especially when you are not yet settled in the new place. At least you know what the issues are and have some plans for self-correcting. Here's to a great July and rest of the year!

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LISAINMS 7/1/2013 2:32PM

    It's hard to maintain weight when you are eating out a lot and out of your normal routine. Have fun at your race and don't sweat the time.

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NATPLUMMER 7/1/2013 1:22PM

    Good month.

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MERRY_XMAS 7/1/2013 12:33PM

    I hope July will be much better than June and you'll be able to settle down to your new home!

Have a great month!


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    Way to go!! You can emoticon creep for sure.

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STRIVERONE 7/1/2013 11:19AM

    With all you've had on your plate the first half of this year, you have maintained pretty well. The next half should be great.

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VISUALLYRICS 7/1/2013 10:42AM

    emoticon Balanced Goals...::so glad to hear you are healing form your injury.

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GOING-STRONG 7/1/2013 10:05AM

    Good luck with the race... and don't try to set any new PR's with that injury. Just enjoy the experience.

I know what you mean about weight creep. I'm dealing with that myself.


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WILSONWR 7/1/2013 9:26AM

    Good luck on the second half of the year! If you can get that Achilles healed up, I think the rest will take care of itself!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/1/2013 9:05AM

    Great goals and good plan! I'm happy to hear you are taking care of yourself and not pushing your mileage. I have a feeling you will get all of this done - and then some!

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AEROBISAURUS 7/1/2013 9:02AM

    emoticon Have fun on the run! emoticon

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DOUGDC 7/1/2013 8:45AM

    "The first step in avoiding a trap is knowing of its existence"

Your understanding of the situation is your best defense. Great going!


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DIVA711 7/1/2013 8:39AM

    I love your drive and consistency! Congrats on your progress! emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 7/1/2013 7:56AM

    I know it's hard to put your recovery above meeting those goals, but good job sticking with it! I hope you heal up quickly!

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