Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July: 82 Workouts

A friend of mine from Shenzhen came to visit today with her son. We spent the day at the beach and took the SUP boards out. It was a super fun way to wrap up the month of July.

The end of the month means that it's time to link up with the Tuesday's On The Run group (Patty, Erika, and Marciaand give myself a grade.

After sort of coming clean and declaring myself a non-runner in June, my focus in July turned to interval training, strength training and active rest days. Basically I recommitted to taking my fitness to the next level without running.

One thing I discovered recently about my Apple sport watch is that it keeps all kinds of workout data in the phone app. According to the app, I have completed 82 workouts in July.

Here's the breakdown:

Strength Training x 12 
I learned more about supersets, pyramid sets, drop sets than I ever have before and loved every minute.

Interval Training x 13
Tabata, HIIT, elliptical sprints, treadmill hill repeats ---> I loved the variety.

Walking x 38 total 26.61 miles
I walked a marathon this month! While I didn't get out and walk every morning, I did make a point to walk more often.

Yoga x 6
I embraced my yoga mat on active rest days and it felt really, really good. Some days it was hard to move into a pose because, well, LEG DAY. Thankfully my Yoga with Adriene videos helped loosen things up.

SUP x 3
I could do this every day. There's just something about being on the water that relaxes me.

Overall, this month reminded me that fitness comes in many forms and to be honest, I haven't missed running that much. I've gotten stronger, my knee has been happier and I feel like I won this one.

What made you feel like a winner in July?


  1. Whoa you absolutely killed it in July! Also look at the balance between all of your workouts - you really have a good mix of everything. Nice job!

  2. I had two good races, so that's always nice. But frankly, just being on vacation finally was winning!

    There ARE many forms of fitness. I would miss running, but it's also not the only thing I enjoy doing -- and when we're more well rounded, we're less likely to be injured.

    You killed it! Good job!

  3. You had an incredible month!! And, running is great, but you're right, there are many forms of fitness and there's not a thing wrong with any of them. I'm glad you were able to embrace them and you're feeling strong and your knee is happy! That's really the whole goal, after all. :)

  4. July was an AWESOME month for you!

  5. You had an awesome month. There truly is more to life and being active than running. You've definitely found it.

  6. Great perspective!! There are many ways to be active and fit than just by running (too bad more runners haven't yet had that revelation LOL). You always amaze me with the variety of workouts you're conquering each week!

  7. Nicely done! I started doing more cross training this year and I'm definitely stronger for it.


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