The month switched over with some thunderstorms!! May was a busy month as I spent the first few days in Spain, did a 100 mile bike ride, and backpacked on the Superior Hiking Trail. I also did some work and hung out with my family!!
The May 30 Day Challenge was to read a poem a day. I’m not 100% sure that I actually read one poem a day, but I did read at least 30 poems. I downloaded the Poetry app from the Poetry Foundation which “turns your device into a mobile poetry library.” It has a spinning feature that lets you pick a poem based on a random theme. I did fairly good reading from it almost daily – I wish it had a reminder system. But upon the death of Maya Angelou I decided to purchase a collection of her poems for my Kindle and read 10-15 of them. This easily put me over 30 for the month.
I didn’t do a really good job of recording all of my mileage and it was a little challenging to always remember which way I did my commute. But my May stats are:
Running – 20 miles
Biking – 273 miles
Both of these are quite a bit lower than April. The running one is particularly embarrassing! I want to keep my biking mileage up while also getting into the training plan for my August 2 half marathon. Training officially started last week, oops!
June’s 30 Day Challenge is to blog every day. This is going to be a hard challenge as I’ve struggled to blog once a week! There are a bunch of blogging prompts out there in the 30 day format, but no one seems perfect for me. I think I’ll just pull a few from them and maybe I’ll answer a few of the Question of the Day’s that I use for kids at school.
Additionally, I need to buckle down and do some core work. I noticed it while backpacking. I really need to hit it or I’m going to get hurt again. So I’ll blog every day, try core every other day, and start following the training plan!