Tuesday, July 31, 2007

July Totals & Blinky Lights...

Run: 3.2 Miles
Time: 32:36
Pace: 10:10

Well, tonight I wanted to do 4 miles but could only get 3 due to the lightning. As I've said before I will run in rain but I'm too smart to run in lightning...well don't ask Ashli if I'm smart!:) I was only scheduled to run 3 anyway so that was just an extra mile I was throwing in. Glad I was able to get my 3 miles. Run went well and didn't have to fight any spiders.

Ashli is right I do not wear any extra reflectors other then my shoes, it's amazing I won't run in lightning but I will go out wearing dark clothes and run at night...go figure, I guess I'm not as smart as I thought.:) I will go pick up a reflective vest this week and a blinky light, heck I may go pick up 7 blinky lights so I can look like rolling runway running down the street!!:) No, all kidding aside I will go pick up a reflective vest this week, its just not smart, plus If I don't Ashli will make me sleep on the couch!:)

We had our interview with the lower education principal and all went well. Gracie really like the school and so did we. She was formally accepted and starts on August 20th, she is excited after seeing the playground! One problem, we were going to be on our way home from PA on the 20th so we have to make some changes to our trip schedule and come home on Sunday instead. The school is really nice and is a good fit for our family. I just hope I can make enough money to keep her going there all the way to 12th grade! It ain't cheap folks!:) Oh well, its worth every penny and them some.

So, here are my totals for the month!

Running: 50.4 Miles
Strength: 4 per week
Biking: 10 Miles
Weight Loss: 7 Pounds (dang ice cream:))

July was really about strength and I did hit one of my goals which was to bench press more then my body weight. I feel like I made great strides in the strength department and I wish my shoulder would cooperate. I will continue to do core, leg, and some bicep/tricep work. My shoulder feels much better today then yesterday but still has some soreness. Patience grasshopper! Overall very happy with July and very happy with my marathon training thus far. Not a run has been missed and that will continue as I move forward.

Tomorrow brings my last two customer service training session that I have to do. Hopefully they will go smooth. I'm looking forward to taking some time in the next week away from work. Usually by this time I've already had a week off but for some reason this year has just been crazy. Hope everyone has had a great evening and enjoy the first day of August! - Jason


Ashli said...

Well, well Mr. I'm So Snarky....at least you spelled my name right!!!! You mentioned it enough. I think the runway blinking lights is a fantabulous idea! I'm so glad after 20(okay more like 8) years together you've finally realized how intelligent I really am. See, you're smarter than you think.

Randy said...

Looks like a good month....way to go on the bench press. Get the vest...get the vest.
Good luck with August...

David H. said...

Keep up the great work ... and watch out for those spiders!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

I'm with your wife and really think the runway look would be awesome! So glad to hear the interview at the school went well, can't believe it is almost time for school to start back up already. Time slips away so quickly.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

LOL, I had to laugh a the runway crack!

And don't worry, those spiders don't eat much. ;-)

Makita said...

I'm glad to see that you've invested in reflectors. DH won't let me out after 8:30 pm - with or without 'em! :)

robtherunner said...

Nice job on the continued weight loss as well as making it out for all your scheduled runs. That's impressive.

J~mom said...

I got reflective arm/ankle bands at Target..check them out!

Great job for July!!

Marcy said...

OMG you nut! LOL I'm super duper scared to run at night in the dark (yet I do it in the early morning so this makes no sense LOL)

That's wonderful that Gracie got accepted into school. August 20th isn't too far away!

scott keeps running said...

i'm picturing Tron. i think it would be a good look.

hey, without the vest you can work on your agility by dodging cars. with the vest it will be just another boring straight run like everyone else is doing - and absolutely no agility work.