July Running Recap

By the end of June I had decided that my running break was over. It was time to get back to running. I know its been hot and wet here in Florida, but honestly my shorts began to feel a little bit snug. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m fat. In fact, I don’t even own a scale. I’ve always gone by the way my clothes fit so I knew it was time to get back to running. I mean, I hadn’t gone for a run since June 4th and before that it was May 7th. And according to my trusted Nike+ app, it appears I only ran twice in April. Yikes!

running recap

Although it’s been extremely hot and wet this July, I’m happy to say that I was able to run 32.96 miles during this month as well as bike 38.44 miles! For the running, I attempted to run two to three times a week. For the biking portion, I attempted to ride my bike on Saturdays instead of driving. It just made sense to ride my bike as part of cross training instead of driving to the gym to go to a spinning class. Here’s a blog post I wrote about it.  When you are short in time, you have to get creative!


But all this running it’s not just for my waistline.  I’ve decided to run the Red Ribbon half marathon in Lakeland.  The race is almost in my backyard.  Lakeland is less than 30 minutes away, so I won’t have to get up at midnight to get there on time.  I kid.  I kid.  Still, it’s really close to home and I just love training in the summer.  Wait, did I just say that.  Well, really.  As much as I like running in cooler weather, it’s just so much harder to run in January or February for me.  I figured as long as I run before the sun comes up or after dinner time, which in our house is somewhere between 7-8 pm, then I can deal with the heat of summer.

Are you training for any Fall races?

9 thoughts on “July Running Recap”

    1. Thanks! I find that as long as I go running at 5 am or right before sunset, the heat is bearable. 😉

  1. I know all about the summer break of running in FL! Just moved to Rhode Island from Orlando about a month ago and the running here is fabulous even on the “summer”. I did most of my running in FL from Oct-May. Ran my first Half at Lake Minneola in April this year. I see it being much easier here to train for long distances because of the lack of heat and humidity. People up here complain when it’s in the 80’s, but they have no idea what we go through in FL to keep our mileage up! Great job and keep it up!

    1. You are so right, any running in Florida after May has to be on a treadmill! And yuck. I can’t do it. Good luck in Rhode Island!

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