TOTR: June Report Card


Goodbye June, Hello July
So sporadic spring weather continued and even at times, it appeared to be summer-like. But there was also a lot of rainy days!!
Here’s how June turned out:

Weekday Runs:

I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home. I prefer to run 4 times but sometimes it just doesn’t happen.

I ran at UAlbany (near work), at the Crossings, near home, in a local park and even at the Corning Bike Path. I even ran 3 times while in NYC for work and once while in Liverpool, NY for work.

I ran alone some of the time. But Alyssa was able to accompany me often. It’s definitely more fun running with friends.

My Freihofer training group runs ended and I had only one STEM volunteer run.  So my running schedule was freed up which allowed me to run where, when and with whom I chose.

My co-workers decided to get together once a week to run after work – either Wednesday or Thursday. But for the most part, I was unavailable.

Long Runs:

No half marathons to train for so my long runs were not very long or very good.

Total Mileage:

I ran 67 miles this month so far (will probably end up with 77-78).  Some skipped runs and no half marathon this month can be blamed for the low mileage.  Still healthy so all is good.

yes, a slacker even with a half in May and 10 mile race in June

Races:

I had four races on my schedule this month – three 5ks and a ten miler. The Freihofer 5k is my favorite race and I had fun and a course PR.  I ran the Run for Help 5k to help a STEM runner complete his first 5K and it was such as rewarding experience. The Whipple City 5k was a new one that I enjoyed.  As usual, the Adirondack Distance Run was a challenging 10 miler but a annual favorite and I had a course PR!!

Cross Training:

I now play tennis outdoors on Tuesdays (when I am able.)

I did go to work out at the gym several times. My goal was twice a week, though. I didn’t quite achieve that.

I did walk several times a week at lunch – around the outdoor shopping mall or the nature trail. Not everyday like I used to. 

Other News:

I went to NYC for work twice.  I took advantage of the fantastic places to run while I was there. I also saw two Broadway shows (War Paint and Ground Hog Day).

The hubby and I continued our boating on the weekends. I even got to squeeze in hiking one day.

Running is not my whole life. I think it is important to make time for other things that bring you pleasure.

yes, family and friends take priority!

Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

Looking Ahead:

No more half marathons planned until October 1 in Corning, NY.  (But you never know…)

I have quite a few shorter races planned. My race season has kicked into high gear. I am even planning on two new races in NYC!!

This is my list so far for the next 2 months:

  • 7-05-17 – PPTC Al Goldstein Summer Series #4 5k (in NYC)
  • 7-09-17 – Saratoga Strong to Serve 5k
  • 7-22-17 – Silks n Satins 5k
  • 8-05-17 – Race the Train (8.4 m)
  • 8-12-17 – Camp Chingachgook 10k working instead
  • 8-14-17 – Monday Night Mile??
  • 8-20-17 – Paris Run 8K (in NYC)

I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her June Race Linkup:

Deb Runs

No monthly goals.

This motto worked for 2016 so I’m sticking with it in 2017!


Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for

Today’s Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.

I’d say overall an B+.

You know, fewer weekly miles, sporadic gym attendance, slacking on those long runs, skipping weekday runs.  I can do better.

What do you think?


This week I am also joining up with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs each week for the Coaches’ Corner linkup

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16 thoughts on “TOTR: June Report Card

  1. I always read your recaps and marvel at how active you are! I agree with you that running is not my whole life–I struggle with that balance because I do love to run! But I try to balance it out. You do a nice job with that.

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    • Me too. I really prefer to run even when I get invited to do something. I have to tell myself no. You can miss a run. It’s hard.

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  2. I love how much variety you have in all the ways you stay active! And it’s definitely important to make time for the other things that bring you happiness 🙂 Here’s to a great July as well!

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  3. Great job on your monthly mileage!
    Love how active you are! I love to run it’s my fav, but I also love to hike, swim and do lots of other things like you enjoy mixing it up! I actually think I’m a better runner because of all the cross training activities:)

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  4. Balance is so important, and you are always so active (not just in your running shoes). I have been a bit of a slug since the marathon…afraid to do much with my wonky knee. It’s crazy how many activities affect the knee! UGH.

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  5. You’ve had a great year so far! Congrats on having a successful month, it looks like you had a lot of fun! After having such a crazy training season I’m happy to finally have a break! I live too close to NYC not to visit more often – would love to see a Broadway show!

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  6. Well, I’d say you’re being hard on yourself, too. You’re running longer than me on the weekends (if you count your races — definitely counts!). You are actually GOING to the gym — that’s a good thing.

    And a course PR (and that would be 10 miles — who’s not running long?) is the cherry on top.

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    • Thanks but I know that I am very lucky with my racing times. I do not work hard. I could be a much faster runner.

      I only spend 15 min at the gym. Which is better than nothing.

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