June was by far my most miles ran and it’s only going to get to be more this month. This month, I ended up with 120.3 miles! (That’s almost 35 miles more than last month.) July will be similar miles and August is where I will top out my milage. There were a lot of wins this month:
- Fastest 10 mile run at 1:33.17
- Longest run – 11.5 miles (burning 1800 calories!) – This was in 96% humidity and 75 degrees
- I had a few segments where I had a PR as well (Strava will keep track of different areas you run the same routes)
One thing that I have learned to appreciate is sunrises. We are early on in summer, and I have to get out before 6am every day I run to ‘beat the heat.’ Here’s just a few photos I captured while out in the early mornings.
The other thing that I have learned to appreciate is my health. Right now, Crohn’s wise, I am feeling the best I have ever felt. As I have learned about people fighting this awful disease, I learned that even though I have had my struggles over the years, I have a pretty ‘mild case.’ My doctors have always said that, even when I have had active disease, and I am realizing this more and more as I learn about others that I am running for.
Lastly, it’s my birthday month! On Facebook, you can raise money for different charities like CCFA, but it won’t attach to my fundraising for my marathon in October. I would love to shatter my $2500 goal.
Please consider a small donation, even if it’s $5. It will all be going towards finding a cure for Crohn’s and Colitis. You can donate here in support the CCFA and my run in Chicago.