Just what I need: a delicious new page-turner and perfect sitting outside to read weather.

Just what I need: a delicious new page-turner and perfect sitting outside to read weather.

Cloudy, misty, rainy miles with no visible sunrise this morning. But the temps were cool and it was a lovely lovely run. #nikeplus #happyrunner #livelifemakewaves #atx #butlertrail

Cloudy, misty, rainy miles with no visible sunrise this morning. But the temps were cool and it was a lovely lovely run.  #nikeplus #happyrunner #livelifemakewaves #atx #butlertrail

Oh hey, here's a thing I am proud of. Also, I'm way close to being able to do a real pull-up! #progressnotperfection

Oh hey, here's a thing I am proud of. Also, I'm way close to being able to do a real pull-up! #progressnotperfection

Thanks for another gorgeous morning, Austin. #nikeplus #slowrunner #happyrunner #livelifemakewaves

Thanks for another gorgeous morning, Austin.  #nikeplus #slowrunner #happyrunner #livelifemakewaves

I love having such a gorgeous view outside my back door every evening. #atx #nofilter

I love having such a gorgeous view outside my back door every evening. #atx #nofilter

Absolutely gorgeous miles this morning. #nikeplus #slowrunner #happyrunner #atx

Absolutely gorgeous miles this morning.  #nikeplus #slowrunner #happyrunner #atx

Post pizza, Friday before a long weekend, taking a breather from getting stuff done!

Post pizza, Friday before a long weekend, taking a breather from getting stuff done!

The “hey it’s been months, but hey” re-inaugural blog post

Today’s run was pretty hard. The humidity is not my friend and it seems like every week on hill day it’s at 97% just for spite. But just as I was about to give out – I actually sent my running partner on and said I needed a break (fully intending to walk back), I gave myself a stern pep-talk, shook it off, and ran it in, focusing only on form – not pace. Surprisingly that last mile ended up as my second-fastest of 4.

I’m feeling like I need more solid running and fitness goals. I’ve been doing a lot lately, and I’ve cut my times down some, which has been nice. But as someone who doesn’t really enjoy racing, I need to set some personal milestones so that I feel like I’m really working towards something. But it’s the deadest heat of summer, so I’m not very motivated in that regard.

Today, though, I found that there is a park near my house with a little jogging trail AND! a pool. So I’m going to go check that out first thing on Sunday, and maybe work some swimming into my routine for the rest of August. We’ll see how it goes.

Also, it’s my birthday month and I should think of some kind of running related goal for that.

Husband got me a vintage ‘don’t panic’ button! Yay!

Husband got me a vintage 'don't panic' button! Yay!

Whole 30 Day 3 Lunch. Very vegetable soup, pork chop, and blueberries. Yum!

Whole 30 Day 3 Lunch. Very vegetable soup, pork chop, and blueberries. Yum!