June has come and gone and I can’t believe we’re onto another month of working at home, pandemic life and well, everything that comes with it. The one perk of my work-from-home is that I have been able to get in longer runs. I typically wake up early, do a little work, go for a run, and am back working sometimes even before I was usually in the office. This has led to some higher-than-typical mileage weeks and months for me! Which means I’m staying in running shape, and that’s good because I have a NEW race that I’ll be participating in.
But first, here’s how June ended up: Total miles run – 176.78 miles.
And last week I ran my highest mileage week probably ever for me, hitting 44 miles. And I’m still streaking — I’m at 72 days in my running streak.
Here’s how this week looked:
I got in two 8 mile runs this week. The one Monday was not planned – I somehow got out earlier than usual and was feeling good enough to get in a few more miles than planned. And, I saw SO many deer this week. Some weren’t even afraid of me! This big guy was so close and just went about his business when he saw me.
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New running buddy? One of the 4 deer seen this morning. I don't know if I've ever seen this many before or if I'll ever get used to seeing them so close. . . . . . . #nevermissamonday #clevelandbloggers #running #cleveland #runcle #clemarathoncrew ##motherrunner #runner #runnersofinstagram #fitmom #run #running #runhappy #runnerscommunity #irunthisbody #instarunners #instarunner #momswhorun #womensrunningcommunity #runningisnotcancelled #garmin
Also, this week my swag bag from the Cleveland Marathon came! You may remember that I did a virtual half marathon and 5K in May (their Challenge Series), and they couldn’t ship the bags with shirts, medals, etc. until after businesses were reopened. I love my medals, shirts and bag!
And – in exciting race news, there’s a new virtual race in Cleveland – DASH ACROSS THE LAND!
The Cleveland Marathon and UH Sports Medicine are partnering for this new event to support more than 50 Northeast Ohio high schools and colleges. The race is raising money to help UH Sports Medicine provide schools with the appropriate supplies to keep student-athletes healthy and safe during the 2020 – 2021 school year.
Where: Anywhere (this is a virtual event)
When: August 14-17, 2020
Distances: 5k, 10k, & 1-Miler
Registration is now open: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/32533/dash-across-the-land
So, if you’re looking for a new virtual race with a good cause, definitely sign up. I’ll likely be doing the 10k and excited to have something new to train for!
Some questions for you:
- Do you have any virtual races coming up?
- Are you still working from home?