Normally, July is kind of a slow month for me, but this year it has been very busy. Consequently, I haven’t updated here very much. i think I was out of town all but one weekend in July with business and family travel. It was tough on my training scheduled. Some weeks, I succeeded and other weeks I missed some workouts.
I’ve made all of my long runs, though, and things are going fairly well.
I am loving my training group. If not for that, I think my weekend long runs would be much more difficult. I’ve had to make one by myself, but I got through it. So here is a shout out to Luke’s Locker Marathon Training.
We are 10 weeks out from Chicago. The mileage is getting longer now. The speed work is getting more intense. I’d say it is getting hotter, but it isn’t. We’ve been blessed with very mild temperatures overall this July. My confidence level about meeting my goal is in a good place right now.
Challenges right now (besides my schedule) include frustration with not losing weight as fast as I would like. Constant struggle. Most often, I feel somewhat defeated. Celebrations, business travel, stress…all the triggers are there in abundance. I need discipline and patience.
This week is vacation, so I’ll be doing a 16-miler by myself. I’ll be ready. More on that in my next post.