After running 25 miles in June, I was hoping to reach that same goal in July. It didn't necessarily happen that way, but I'm still proud of the miles I racked up for the month! Two of my runs were outdoors and that alone is a huge step out of my comfort zone! Call me crazy, but I love me some "dreadmill" time. ;) Something about being in the comfort of my gym and having the peace of mind that says I can stop whenever I want to is basically my favorite thing. Ever.
My average mile was under 10 minutes which was a great accomplishment. My pace was (and is!) all over the place, but it doesn't really bother me anymore! Some days I feel the speed, other days I feel the distance. Occasionally, I feel both. At the end of day, I just feel blessed to be able to run and the satisfaction from that blessing alone is enough to keep me coming back for more!
I'm proud of July overall, even if I only squeezed those 5 runs in. I can already tell that August will be great! Shooting for 20 miles this month!
and I'm hoping to squeeze in a 5K today. :) (Getting 6 hours of sleep due to pain last night was NOT what I was expecting... Putting the kabosh on that this morning!)
I received two different e-mails this week from women who told me that I inspire them. It blew me away completely and blessed me so stinkin' much... Those two ladies took a few minutes out of their day to simply be thankful and express that to me. I am forever grateful and because of that, I really wanted to take some time to reach out to the girls who inspire me that same way! These women are my biggest encouragement on days that I simply cannot do it without ladies who hold me accountable and motivate me to be better. Stronger. Happier.
Marta, Haley, Maggie, and Adie @ Four Fit Sisters : I found out about these ladies and their awesomeness through Haley on Instagram. They have been the biggest inspiration to me lately and have tons of advice to offer on gluten free eating, cross training, etc. Such an awesome resource for so many women!
Jen @ A Daily Dose of Davis : Self explanatory since I'm linking up with her today, but I honestly don't remember my life without knowing this woman! She's known me since I was on running restrictions and she's still encouraging me today... So thankful for her and her positivity!
Nikki @ The Pink Growl : We were friends on Instagram, then we found out about eachother's blogs, now we're both insanely inspired by one another. She just posted her new running playlist this week and I'm spending some time today downloading a bunch off of her list!
Mal @ Mal Smiles : She is completely rockin'! A more hardcore version of myself. ;) She challenges me and really makes me want to try out a body pump class in my area! So motivated, so fit, and so smiley! Striving to be more like her!
There you have it, fit friends! A lot of rambling thrown into one post on this lovely Friday! I'm off to have my hair done this afternoon (YAY!) and then I have the entire weekend off. Someone want to tell me what I'm supposed to do with all that free time?! ;)
Linking up for Health & Fitness Friday.