What a month! Summer months seem to go by so fast! It seems that we were gone pretty much every weekend this month. 2 of the weekends were at weddings, we should have gone to 2 more weddings and then celebrating my birthday!
Training continues to go well for Twin Cities Marathon. Weeks 5, 6, 7, 8. Part of my marathon training is raising support for Team World Vision and their great work in developing countries, but specifically in Africa. I continue to share about my experiences sharing the beauty of Africa, sharing a slideshow of pictures from my 8 weeks in Ghana, the importance of education, the hope and joy found in Africa, and talked about Ryan and Sara Hall.
I reviewed a couple of different things this month, including Blaine Moore’s book on Marathon Preperation and Recovery, running on the Midtown Greenway, Pearl Izumi’s Go Running Shorts, and the Hundred Push-Up Challenge. Not really a review but I talked about recent research showing that wearing flip-flops can be bad for your legs and feet. And mentioning research, there is a lot of research being conducted on runners right now, find out if you are eligible.
Last Year was a good month of racing for me. I raced a 5K – which turned out much shorter – and a 10K. I wrote about the infamous and fun to say fartlek run and runners obessions with keeping detailed running logs.
Monthly Mileage: (2008/2007)
Running – 152 miles/143.4 miles
Biking – 85.5 miles/20.4 miles
Swimming – 300 yds