That’s all I have to say about the weather, especially as I’m quite lucky compared to those in the Pacific North West. It was miserable here, but not unsafe. To those of you who can run happily in this, more power to you.
While I quit chasing steps, I still log them. Here’s where I am halfway through the year.
- 2,308,111 steps
- 1053.71 miles run/walked
- 548.45 miles run
A little bit up on last year which is good/a pleasant surprise. It’s no doubt driven by the drastic increase in running-my Q2 miles (276.06) were better than my YTD run miles last year (274.96). Pain free running is magic.
Running wise, June was 87.03 miles. The drop from May’s 100 was to be expected, the heat and integration of lots of normal events. 100 miles isn’t a regular goal for me, just one that was fun to hit after coming so close. I’m thrilled with where I am mid year, well on the way to my 900 miles on the year goal even if the return to the office later this year changes my routine up. Hope to get in a few more longer runs this month though.
Speaking of halfway points, I’ve read 46 books on the year. Goodreads says that’s 7 books ahead of schedule for my goal of 80. It would be more, except it’s been too hot to read this week, or more accurately too hot to lay down and read, which is my favorite position when reading indoors. June reads above, 6 of which are from #20BooksOfSummer. Lots of Pride Month reading, not as much as I wanted to for Juneteenth, but it’s a progression.
Did anyone else get this in an email? I can’t wait. Was just talking to my brother and sister in law when they posted about my nephew’s summer reading game about how much I missed our hometown library’s and then this shows up. I guess that brings me to my Bookfession/Shopfession
Yep, I succumbed to Prime Day. Did I need a new Kindle? Not really. Most of the issues with mine could be solved with a reboot, but with the sale, cash back and trade in credit, and did I mention it’s purple-ish? Yeah, I bought myself a toy. Actually haven’t yet read on it since a hard back came in at the library, but will soon.
- never miss a Monday: I already stole that, so might as well also steal your #5at5, Kim 😀 The first of two runrises. It was absolutely beautiful, but the best of the scorchers as the heat index didn’t quite get to 100. Am I more of a sunset or a sunrise girl? I don’t know these days. Such a good “problem” to have.
- Tuesday: was invited to play in a softball game, but heat index was over 100 and nope. Did go cheer them on though. Did not have ice cream for dinner, although this tempted me.
- Wednesday: absolutely oppressive and the air quality was awful. Smog makes for pretty sunrises though. I called it good at the turnaround point for 5K and still overshot the ending since I thought I was a block before where I was, heat messes with your brain.
- Thursday: no recollection. I probably melted. So odd to be out of my normal running routine with rain, rained out schedule conflicts and a Sunday race.
- Friday: sweet relief. The worst of the storms passed and I went for a night run in the rain. Absolute magic and it reinforced my love of Balega socks. Soaked through, not a single hot spot.
- Saturday: weird off day from running with a race Sunday. Went to Long Island City for a friend’s birthday party in a beer garden, which meant a nice walk along the Queens waterfront. Nice to see some folks after such a long time.
- Sunday: NYC Runs’ Firecracker 10K, which I’ll be running when this publishes. How many times have I said I don’t have red, white and blue? How many times have I not remedied that? Almost comical. Red just isn’t a color I buy a lot of. I probably have a skirt with blues in it if not predominantly blue and I do have red and white shirts, but any excuse to wear the penguin, so blue it is. I think the Skirt is called Fireworks or Firecracker so I’m kind of on brand. We’ll see what the race shirt looks like if it’s usable for future patriotic runs. Given we got a tank in February, maybe long sleeves in July?