Thursday, September 8, 2011

Enough with the rain. And an August recap.

I can hardly keep track of all the tropical storms swirling about -- Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate -- I just know that they are dropping way too much rain on some already water-logged communities in upstate New York. Actually, they're causing problems from the Gulf of Mexico on up to Maine. Enough already!

Locally, towns very close to where I live have been evacuated several times over the past 10 or so days and there is flooding all around. Fortunately, we haven't had any flooding at my house and I hope we don't. My brother has had some water in his basement and I saw pictures of my sister-in-law's house in Mississippi with a completely flooded backyard.

Enough with the rain!


I'm requesting lots of sun for the rest of September to dry things out. We'll see what kind of pull I have with Mother Nature.

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Now, a week late, I have my August recap. It was my highest mileage month all year! Actually, it was probably my highest mileage month in two years, considering I was pregnant for most of 2010.

August stats:


Running: 110.3 miles
Racing: 1 race, a 10-miler where I finished first female
Out of town runs: 2 runs in New Jersey
Cross training: 4 sessions with Jillian Micheals

I missed a few planned workouts, including two of my speed sessions, but I also ran a wicked fast mile (6:12.25) when I timed myself for the first time since early 2008 (when I ran right around 7 min). The one major downer of the month was being diagnosed with Lyme disease and starting treatment. The first week of treatment was really tough and I felt horrible but I am doing much better now.

Wow, as I finished this post, the sun came out. Woo hoo!  Maybe I need to request sunshine more often :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Felice

5 comments:

Casey said...

OMG fast lady!!

Marlene said...

6:12!!! Holy smoking fast! Awesome month.

I hope things dry up soon, definitely enough with the destruction!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

that is one heck of a mile...seriously do I have to have a baby to be as fast as all you ladies?!

Lisa said...

great month! and supa fast mile!

Suzy said...

So sorry you got lymes. I hope treatment is going well. And, you just confirmed something we already know: you are wicked fast!!

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