Now, about running! I had a good month of running in June. But you know what happens to me every summer? I tend to stop cross training. This year I'd hoped that wouldn't happen, but it seems to be a pattern for me, and I guess it isn't that horrible to stop doing the weights for a couple of months each year. After all, I keep up with my running, and that's the main thing. I just can't ever seem to enjoy the weights, and by summer each year it's hot and sticky and I lose my motivation. No doubt I'll pick it back up this fall.
I ran one race in June (Sundown Classic) and it was a night race, which was a bit of a change for me. It was hot and hilly, but I really enjoyed it. Just before the halfway point of the race I realized that I was having fun! In a 5K! I feel like I ran pretty well too, considering the heat, the fact that it was a weird time of day for racing, and the hills. The best part? The race was a benefit for my local humane society, which desperately needs the money.
Total running mileage in June: 115
Do you find yourself falling into workout patterns throughout the course of the year? Do you just roll with it, or do you fight those tendencies?
Happy 4th of July! Stay cool folks, and if you happen to have power where you live, take a moment to appreciate how wonderful electricity really is!