Monday, July 2, 2012

June Review

June review--looks like I took WAY too many days off this month.  But it's summer and you're kids are out of school--so what do you do?  You spend time with them, that's what you do!  Beach days and strawberry picking and going on the boat.  You don't get those back if you miss them. 

Bike minutes--347 up from last month!  And I have spent some of that time actually riding a bike!  36 miles, to be exact! 

Run miles--39 down 10 miles from last month.  ugh.  I thought I had done better.  Oh well.  There's always July.

Tennis--2 hours

Swim--2525 yds.  Pretty poor showing.  I missed almost all my swim workouts due to going on field trips with the kids at the end of school, school being out, and then this past Friday, picking up my daughter from basketball camp.  Oh well.

Weights--30 minutes

Races--I had two races this month.  The first was the YMCA Bath Sprint Tri which I grabbed FIRST PLACE!  Yes, actual first place.  Crazy.  I know.  It won't ever happen again but that's ok.  The second was the Rail Trail 5K and I came in 3rd in my age group.

Current Excitement--nothing too exciting going on right now.  Kids are super busy with all their sports camps and we are driving them to and from.  Thank god for my driving nanny/babysitter and all her help in that department.

But what is really getting me going is the Olympics!  The Olympics, Wimbledon and the Tour de France!  Between the three of those things, I can't think of anything that could be more inspiring to watch!!  I want to watch it all--swimming, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, field hockey!  Cripe, I'd even watch curling if it were on.  I wish I had DVR so I could record all the stuff that is on at 2 a.m.  Hmmmm.. maybe I'll get DVR just for that.

Current Annoyance--I don't know if this happens to anyone else or not, but with my old computer and now with this new one, whenever I type something (like this blog....), I will be typing and then all of a sudden I'm in a totally different part of the text.  Or it will randomly delete whole paragraphs, and sometimes the entire blog, without me pushing any keys to do it.  This is 90% of the reason why I got a new computer and now this new one is doing it too!  WTF!  I'm a pretty fast typist, so it really sucks to be typing along and see that you are not where you thought you were.  To have to stop and delete is a real pain in the ass.   It doesn't happen on my mac, just my PCs.  Yet another reason to put these PCs in the trash.  Does this happen to you?

So if you see a random letter in the middle of a word that doesn't make any sense, then you'll know why.

Current Music--I just downloaded She's So Mean by Matchbox 20, and I was totally jamming to a dancier version of Like a Prayer on the Retro Pop Reunion yesterday.  I'm still trying to find it on itunes.

Current Books--both of the books I talked about last month were excellent.  Dreams of Joy and One Thousand White Women.  If you get a chance to read them, you should.  I just finished My Mormon Life.  VERY interesting read.  I did not grow up Mormon, but I remember having almost all these thoughts that the writer expresses in this book.  Heck, I still have those thoughts.....Where science and religion just don't make sense together.  I have some pretty unpopular opinions on religion in general, which I won't share here but if you want to hear them, message me.  Anyhoo, I enjoyed this book.

Current Challenge--I signed up for the Planks, Pushups and Squats challenge hosted by Tara Burner.  So far I did 25 pushups yesterday, 2 sets of squats and 2-30 second planks today.  Here's to nice arms by the end of July!

How was your month?


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Sounds like a pretty good June! I haven't picked up any new music lately which reminds me that I NEED to work on my marathon playlist! I can't believe I haven't thought of this yet.

Great job with your Tri in June too!

Terzah said...

June was a much better month for me--I started running outside again and hired a coach.

Thanks for the music suggestions! Definitely mention it if you find that Like a Prayer remix.

Lisa said...

Wow, congrats on your race placements!!

June was a little slow for me. Lots of business travel, some well needed rest from a busy Spring running season, and some recovery from my silly fall.

July starts my new training for a very new race for me (50 miler in November). This should be interesting.....:)

..:danielle:.. said...

i LOVE that new matchbox 20 song! and my laptop does that too, i think the palm of my hand hits the mouse pad thingy and moves it. so when im blogging i usually lock the mouse. dont know if that helps ;)
looks like your june was awesome, have a great july!