running wrap-up: june

Seriously, how is it already July? There's a part of me that's super excited for another month, and yet there's a part of me struggling with the fact that my baby's first year is just ticking away at warp speed. All that said though, June was a really good running month for me. Though I didn't get in as many runs as I wanted to - or should have - I got a good number of miles on my legs, and I'm seeing a ton of progress, which I love. 

I only managed to do 11 runs in June, though I did 12 in May. I think I need to get better with my recovery days and really just get out there and do two miles - or three. I want to make sure I'm not using my rest days as a crutch, and I think that I definitely struggled at the beginning of the month after my 8-miler in prep for my half marathon. I should probably have done a couple more little runs between there, but I didn't. 



My half marathon was obviously my longest (and most challenging) run, but I did get a bunch of longer runs in, too. I'm registered for the Empire State Half Marathon in October now, so I'm looking forward to watching that slow time drop...even a little bit! Here's the breakdown for June:

Longest run: 13.1 miles
Shortest run: 2 miles
Fastest pace: 9:29
Slowest pace: 11:43 
Total miles: 56.8 

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the strides I took in June, though there's definitely room for improvement. I did two 10Ks in 3 days, and then I had my fastest 5K ever just this week. I went 29:24, and I've honestly never run that fast. It's an amazing thing to be losing weight, feeling great and really feeling like myself again.

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  1. You did good there momma! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Great runs this month! I hope one day I can do a half marathon, but for now 5-6 miles three times a week is fine for me.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  3. wow! seriously, great month girl. i'm the same with just getting out and doing a couple of miles instead of just resting. congrats on the super fast 5k, that is awesome. good luck with your next half!

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