August is finally here so we’re in the downslide into Fall. This also means I’ve got only 57(!!!) days til I toe the line at Ironman Chattanooga. I’m excited and nervous and hoping I can really kick it up these last two months.
Run 120 miles – Got my run mileage up a bit more this month.
Bike 382 miles – I think the vacation on the 4th hurt me and I slacked a little on my weekday rides. I’m correcting that for August!
Swim 12 miles – I’m also kicking this back up.
Races Top Gun Sprint Triathlon
Current Reads I finished The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, which I found to be pretty depressing. I normally don’t mind dark stuff, but this one just wasn’t my cup of tea. I read Dark Places by Gillian Flynn in two days and it was my exact cup of dark tea. Haha. Considering how much I’m digging her work, I figure I’ll hop onto Sharp Objects next.
Current Obsession Does ironman training count?
Current Song I have always loved me some Tori Amos and her new album is quite good and more of a return to her original style. The song Trouble’s Lament is my jam.
Current Need I’m pretty stumped on this. I can’t think of a thing I need. There’s a few wants, but no real needs.
Current Triumph Getting up and swimming 3,750 yards this morning with Meghan. I’m pretty sure that’s the farthest pool swim I’ve done since I can remember.
Current Bane of My Existence Laundry. Two triathletes heavily training and racing (the S.O.) means laundry for days.
Current Goal I’d like over 400 miles for the month in cycling. I’d like to hit 130 miles on the run. And 17 miles on the swim. Think I can do it?
Current Indulgence I made a batch of gluten free (the S.O. has celiac) chocolate chip cookies last night. They may not last another day at our house.
Current Blessings My nephew and sister are in town and I love spending time with them!
Current Excitement Can I put pending ironman here too? I see a trend happening…
Let’s do this August! How was your July?
Sharp Objects…awesomeness…you will like. Also, After reading your training, I'm going to take a nap.
Guess I better get to the bookstore and get some more Gillian Flynn STAT!
Glad you are enjoying your favorites this weekend, sending you all big hugs.
P.S. Are you training for an IM or something? 😉
Sharp objects is really really good. Highly recommended!
And I am so freaking jealous of the pool you swim at. I have a tiny YMCA pool and my head gets dizzy from all the laps!
You caused me to check out my July stats–which only include running 🙂 I ran 80.97 miles! That's exciting. August will certainly bring more, and hopefully some with you!
P.S. In the back of my mind, I always sort of thought The Corrections was about editing. Now I realize it's not :/
Laundry is getting the best of me too….we have two runners and two babies and it never ends! Congrats on a great month!!!
Great training in July! I hear you on the laundry – my husband and I are both runners and while there aren't as many layers to wash as during the winter, it's still out of control.
Your laundry comment made me laugh because I feel the same way!! Our laundry is out of control and half of what gets washed can't be dried so we have stuff hanging all over the place drying?
SO many things I could say. 1. I like that I can keep track of when your IM is because it's a week after my fall goal marathon, AND my friend Theo is doing IM Chat too so I can stalk both of you that day. 2. IM is an obsession and thats how its supposed to be, and it will be 100% worth it come Septemeber. 3. Super glad you are getting time with family, I love every moment I get to see my nephew so I can relate! 4. Kick ass month of training, as always, stay SASSY
I am reading Sharp Objects now. It's just as twisted as her others so you will like it. Great job on your stats for July! Have a great August. 🙂