I had a fairly nice month of running. Most notably, I loved running around Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. I ran through town, on trails, and on the beach. My favorite of the runs I did started at the townhouse we rented, went down Maddox Boulevard, around the traffic circle, over the bridges on the marsh to Assateague, through the woods, and finally along the beach for a bit before heading back. I did this run one evening, and there was a nice salty breeze as the sun set during my run. It was 10 miles total, and one of the most beautiful and enjoyable runs I have ever done.
I did run one race this month - Four on the Fourth. I ran 1:02 faster than the same race last summer and placed first in my age group. Not a bad performance, although there is always room for improvement. I won the boys some sparklers (which we keep forgetting to use) and candy. Once again, they gave out beach towels in lieu of t-shirts, which came in very handy for our beach trip!
Total overall mileage: 115
I'm considering a big race this fall. I'm overdue for a marathon. My runs in August will be the deciding factor. If my glute holds up and my running goes well, I'll register by the end of the month. If not, I'll probably take it easy this fall, and then plan on hitting the track for speedwork consistently again this winter, in hopes of a strong spring racing season.