Running Update

Well, I definitely dropped the ball on this blog, but i’m ready to get back into the swing of things. This summer, my running had some highs and low’s. One month over 80 miles, the next 35. It’s just been so hot and life has been busy with summer activities and well, excuses. I’ve tried some more hiking, barre3 classes and more weights and Tone It Up exercises, but with the fall approaching, i’m ready to get back out on the road and run.

I have decided to venture back into my half marathon training and I’m currently on week 3 of the Nike Running Program. I really like it, and so far it’s working.

For more exciting news, I’ve joined a running group here in town. It’s small, but growing. I may not always get to run with them, but their motivation is keeping me interested and motivated and I’m hoping to sign up and participate in some races with my fellow CG runners. Here is a group photo from a morning run as well as a mom’s runner night out.

  

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June Running Update

tucson hikeJune Running/Hiking Update:  This past month, I ran, hiked and cycled a total of 60.6 miles. Normally I’ve been averaging close to 70 miles strictly running, but with the extreme weather, I’ve tried to go to the gym more often and switching up my exercises. This past month, we also traveled to The Grand Canyon and I hiked in my city and surrounding locations such as Sedona and Tumamoc Hill in Tucson (picture to the left), which I hope to do an entry about soon.

According to Runkeeper, I had a total of 60.6 miles completed. My average pace was 13:41.
I completed 22 activities. I burned 6,457.7 calories. I elevation climbed 1,599.5 feet.
I spent 16:2 hours doing some sort of activity.

Although the total number isn’t what I would have liked to achieve, I’m happy that despite the heatwave we’ve been experiencing, I was able to continue my exercises and local runs outside.

My goals for July are to continue going to the gym, adding more running miles, and trying new equipment at the gym while maintaining my 80/20 food goals.

A few hiking pictures plus some food photos behind the cut. If you would like to keep up with me on a daily basis, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat.

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