Everyone else in the blog world is recapping their June workouts, so why not me?
Due to my calcaneal stress reaction, I ran ZERO miles in June. My doctor advised me to take 6-8 weeks off running- due to it being a less common injury, he treated it more like a stress fracture. In 2010, I was diagnosed with severe anemia (hello hemoglobin of 7.3!) and took a month off running, but I was diagnosed in mid-May and got to run in June, so this is my first official “goose egg” month.
What is it with me getting injured in May? At least I waited 4 years after anemia for another extended layoff…
I haven’t been running, but I’ve been busy. According to DailyMile, here are my June cross-training-like-a-maniac stats:
Cycle/Spin: 258 miles (13 classes)
BodyPump: 9 classes
BodyFlow: 2 classes
Elliptical: 32 miles
My gym also fixed the stair climber at the end of June, so I logged 25 minutes (averaging 75 steps per minute) on it Sunday afternoon while watching World Cup action. I like the stair climber more than the elliptical, so I’m glad it’s fixed.
I also volunteered at two Race the Landing 5K events (finish line water/refreshments) and the OnShore Racing Thirsty Thursday series (registration table).
May and June have been tough with real life. But July looks promising…
- I get to run again- obviously exciting! I plan to continue cross training each day and not run on back-to-back days until I’m absolutely sure I won’t have any pain in my left foot.
- I can participate in the last Race the Landing- and not just by cheering and passing out water. I may have to take some walk breaks, but since our heat index has been over 100 lately, I doubt I will be the only person walking part of it.
- I’m getting new running shoes. I’m thinking either the Mizuno Wave Rider 17 or Saucony Ride… any thoughts?
- Clay and I are both off work for July 4 and have a long weekend. We don’t have definite plans yet, but it’s nice to have a day off to spend together. I think we’ll wind up inviting friends over and grilling.
It’s been a cruel summer, but I’m looking forward to a brighter future and hoping to be 100% by Fall!