Friday, July 1, 2011

June In Review

Yesterday I ran 5 miles with four .30 mile hill repeats thrown in the middle.  This tough workout brought my June training to an end. 

June started off quite nicely when I ran the LULA 5k with strep throat and managed to pull off a third place age group finish.
It turns out that I had more than strep throat.  In fact I was quite ill according to my doctor's findings.  I not only had strep but I also had an abscess on my throat.  I received this diagnosis the Monday after the 5K and was given strict orders not to run until Sunday.  I also left with some pretty hardcore antibiotics.  I was also advised to take probiotics and eat plenty of yogurt while on the meds.  I can honestly say I am still sick of yogurt and haven't eaten it since day 10 of my antibiotic.  The good news is that all of this rest turned out to be a blessing because, come Monday, June 13, I was more than ready to begin my Columbus Marathon training.

I will be finishing up week 3 of training on Sunday and so far things are going very well.  I also didn't hit 100 miles run in June; however I came pretty close even with taking a week off to get better.  I would call that a success.

June Stats

90.1-- running miles
0-- elliptical miles
0-- bike miles
55.8--  spinning class miles
145.9-- total miles
0 minutes-- rope skipping
156.8-- weight as of June 30, 2011
Current 2011 Stats
639.21-- running miles
17.8-- elliptical miles
.86-- bike miles
55.8--  spinning  class miles
713.67-- total miles
1 hour and 55 minutes-- rope skipping

Overall June was a good month and I'm looking forward to continuing my marathon training!!

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Ooof! I'm glad to hear you're recovering and that you're feeling well rested to start marathon training! I was just thinking while I was at the gym yesterday that I should start jumping rope again.

  2. Great job on your month! I started rope skipping a few months ago and only did it for like a week. I need to get a good jump rope and get back at it!

  3. Wow! 3rd place finish even with being ill?? I run when I'm ill too even though I probably shouldn't. I'm stubborn!

    Great job!