It's time for my monthly fitness recap! Can I confess something here? I've completely fallen off the whole crosstraining wagon. I didn't do any crosstraining this month! None! Terrible, I know. But I'm running and enjoying it, and that's all I want to do right now. Crosstraining will pick back up for me when the weather turns colder.
So this month I ran a total of 97 miles. I had really hoped to hit 100 miles, and I came close. Maybe July will be a triple digit month for me. I also got to the track twice. My longest run this month was 10 miles - finally back up to 10 milers. I did two of them this month. It was nice to run with some distance again.
I have a race in July! That's right, I'm actually registered and everything. So look for a race report in the near future. I'm nervous, since I haven't raced in 8 months or so. I realize I'll be slow, but at least my IT band is doing much better. Speaking of which, I am now only going for Active Release Therapy (ART) treatments once a month. I am so impressed with this therapy. It has really made a huge difference, and had I not done it I'd probably still be sitting around missing my runs.
In other exciting June news, my parents got me a pair of compression socks for my birthday. I have been wanting to try them for a while, particularly because in coming back from an injury my legs seem to fatigue really easily.
http://www.zensah.com/. Anyone else out there tried out compression socks?
In summary, June was a great month for running, and I'm hoping to keep it fairly steady in July. I still haven't figured out what races I would like to target for the fall, so I'm mulling that over and hopefully I'll have some ideas by the time I do my July fitness recap.