Monday, September 2, 2013

August in Review

A nice 6 mile run on Friday brought my August training to a close.  I had some challenges this month with some IT band pain as well as a crazy work schedule that resulted in some altered workouts.  In the end, I am still happy with how things went.

Shortened 21 miler

The August Details

August 2013 stats

135.60-- running miles
0-- spin miles
0-- jump rope fitness workouts
0-- core fitness workout
0-- Pure Barre classes
0-- Fitness App workout
0-- walking miles
135.60-- total miles

Current 2013 stats
960.62-- running miles
67-- spin miles (3 classes)
19-- jump rope fitness workouts
1-- core fitness workout
12-- Pure Barre classes
1-- Fitness App workout
9.69-- walking miles
1,037.31-- total miles

2013 "to do list" check-in

2013 Running Goals
1. First and foremost 26.2 under 4 hours--enough said
-We shall see what happens in 13 days!!

2. Achieve a second sub 1:50 so I can remove the asterick from my current sub 1:50 PR
-I didn't run any 1/2 marathons this month so the opportunity to achieve this goal didn't present itself. I did run a 10K as a time trial this month.  I managed to maintain my marathon goal pace and place first in my age group.  I also set a new age group record for the course.

Jenn and I post race after reaching our goals

New age group course record

2013 Mini Running Challenges
1. Run 100 miles per month
-135.60 miles run in August.  Mission accomplished!
2. Run 1300 miles for the year
-339.38 miles to go to complete this challenge.

2013 Non-Running Mini Challenges
1. Cross-train at least twice a week
-Not one single cross-training workout took place.  I did walk around Cedar Point one day but that's it.
2. Complete a jump rope workout every day
-Not a single jump rope workout completed. And...the trend continues...
3. Drink 50 ounces of water per day (based on my current weight, this is my daily water intake need)
-I did so much better with this one!  No dehyrated runs this month!
4. Take my vitamins daily
-Vitamin taken every single day in August!
5. Continue to choose and cook healthier foods
-11 meals made in July. Success!
6. Learn to swim...better luck this year
-Still looking for that luck and even talked to the lifeguard at our community pool. She said she could help me.  Well, the pool closes today and it's raining so.....
August was a good month overall.  I can't believe I am running the Erie Marathon in 13 days!  How did that happen?

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


  1. Congrats on your AG win and course PR! That is so exciting.
    I love how you keep your stats going even with zeros. Hehe.

    1. Thanks! Hey if you can't take responsibility for your slacking

  2. Awesome!!! Way to put in the miles!

  3. So I went back and read my report from Cleveland and it reminded me of when I met you and you were really nervous about the marathon and look at you now! You're a machine! Seriously. So inspirational Jodi. :)

    1. Thanks so much Beth! Your words mean so much to me! I am glad I can inspire! 11 days until I run 26.2 again!!