July 31, 2017

July Recap

This July has felt like a blur. While it was great to get away to Croatia with The Pilot for awhile, this was the first vacation in awhile where I really felt like I needed a vacation from our vacation. I'll be sharing all of the details of our trip this week and while I loved it, this trip wasn't actually the vacation I think I needed this summer. I wouldn't have traded our trip for anything but there are a few things that I would have done differently to have it serve the purpose I needed it to serve.

When I came back, I a bad summer cold that really threw me out of commission. I didn't get off my couch last weekend except to walk Peyton. This past week at work has been unusually busy for the summer and I can't say that I really feel like I'm back into a routine since coming back. I haven't run or worked out since stepping foot off the plane and I think that's contributing to why I feel so off right now.

Here's a look at how this month went, with a heavy emphasis on some goals for August. I'm hoping you'll all help me stay accountable with those goals!

Miles Run: 11

  • Earlier this year, something happened and running just wasn't a priority for me anymore. I think that, after being injured for so long, I was so desperate to just be able to race again that I lost sight of what I loved about running. Before vacation, I was starting to get into a running groove again but then I didn't run while we were in Croatia and I haven't run since. For the next month, I want to get back to what I love about running, just being out there, putting one foot in front of the other. I definitely want to run a fall half but I'm not thinking about a full marathon right now and I don't need to start training for anything until early September so this is perfect timing to just reconnect with running.
Minutes of Yoga: 22
  • If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I'm a little bit obsessed with Yoga with Adriene. For the last three years, I've started every January with one of her 30-Day Yoga Challenges. Every month, she comes out with a calendar that links to a video a day. For August, I want to try to reconnect with yoga and practice every day. I might not strictly follow her calendar because I'd like to get some studio time as well, but I do like the flexibility of being able to practice at home because it helps me stick with something like a 30-day challenge. 
Books Read: 3 (Check out yesterday's recap here!)

Trips Taken: 1 fabulous trip to Croatia that accidentally landed us in Munich for a night! 

New Recipes Made: I didn't actually keep track but I've definitely started cooking again, which is great. 

Blog Posts Written: 6

The Month Ahead:
To try to get out of this little funk I've been in that really started in May and is now mixed with post-vacation blues, here are some things I'm committing to for the month of August:
  • Running 3-4 days/week
  • Yoga #everydamnday
  • Actually do all of those PT exercises I'm supposed to do to keep me from getting injured
  • Attempting homemade pasta with the pasta maker attachment I got for Christmas and still haven't used (sorry, Mom!)
  • Cross something off my 30 Before 30 list
We just got back from Croatia so I don't think we'll be traveling in August but then again, it's us and we never shy away from a spontaenous trip away! We'll see!
What are your plans for the month of August?

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