August in Review

It feels like only yesterday I was writing and sharing my August goals. And now, the month is over? I wish months like February and March came and went this fast, not just the wonderful summer months! I don’t typically make monthly goals, but I came pretty close to keeping on top of mine for August.  First off, I had a pretty good month mileage-wise. Here’s how I ended up – almost 143 miles!


And here’s how it went in terms of my goals:


Goal: Stay injury free — success! Still feeling good.

Goal: Keep up the running (3-5 miles most days of the week) — success! Looking back, I only ended up not running one day of the month, and otherwise, I averaged 4-5 mile a day.

Goal: Get in 2-3 “long” runs (6 or more miles) — success! I got in 3 during the month.

Goal: Get in 2-3 stroller runs while the weather is still nice — I got in 2 stroller runs, which is fewer than I would’ve liked.

Goal: Continue with my diastasis recti abdominal repair exercises — I did these almost every weekday, taking weekends off.

Overall, I feel really good about meeting last month’s goals. Here’s how last week looked – I tried to finish off the month strong, despite some morning challenges (a.k.a not getting up with my alarm; see below): 

Sunday: 6 total miles – I ran a few miles by myself, then a mile with FW and then a shorter run with LM to total about 6 miles.  I love when my kiddos want to run with me!



Monday: 4.22 miles plus DR exercises.  

Tuesday: 5 miles plus DR exercises.

Wednesday: 5.3 miles plus DR exercises – but almost didn’t make it at all!  

I somehow had slept through my alarm but then woke up with about 30 minutes to spare. I fit in a short run before getting the kids ready for the day. Then, I did a 20 minute run and my DR exercises during my lunch break – so it all worked out!

Thursday: 4 miles plus DR exercises

I also slept through my alarm on Thursday. I need to stop staying up so late and reading – it makes me somehow ignore my 4:30 alarm. I swear it’s unintentional! 

Friday:  6 miles

Saturday:  2 miles run/walk

Total: 33.06 mi running

Some questions for you:

  • How did your August go?
  • Any races planned for September?

 l am linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

7 thoughts on “August in Review

  1. Your Augusts saw some nice numbers, and great job with your consistency. I totally agree with what you said about the colder months…I wish they went MUCH faster and we had a couple extra bonus months of summer in exchange.

  2. Sounds like you nailed your August goals! I have the same issue with staying up too late reading. It’s irresistible- everyone else is in bed and I can FINALLY read uninterrupted.

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