Total Miles Ran: 127 (new monthly record!)
Total Miles Walked During Commute: 40
Total Time Working Out:  24hr 33min

Total Birthdays Celebrated: 1, #30

Races Raced: 0. This is the first month since July 2011 that I didn’t even attempt to race. (I didn’t race in May 2012, but only because a race was cancelled.)

Races Registered For: 3, and they are all in 2013:

  1. Ragnar 2013! (June)
  2. North Country Run Trail Half Marathon (August)
  3. F^3 Half Marathon (January)

Cubs Games Attended: 1. The Sailor got last-minute tickets from someone at work, so we went to the first 5 innings of a night game. It was a Tuesday night, and in case you aren’t aware, the Cubs are having a terrible season. So we didn’t see the point in staying late and not getting home until after midnight. The seats were pretty sweet though. (And the Cubs did lose that game. Of course they did. I’m getting tired of being a Cubs fan.)

Books Read: 2

  1. Wuthering Heights. I loooved Jane Eyre. So I figured I would love Wuthering Heights. Wrong. I had a hard time reading this book. I mean sure, the writing is good and the characters are … interesting. But … I just couldn’t get into it. I had zero interest in any of the characters. I had to force myself to get through it.
  2. The Great Gatsby. I read this in high school, and wanted to re-read it in advance of the forthcoming movie.


Favorite pictures:

Marathon (party) fuel
Watching the women’s Olympic marathon
Track work out with @kellywils0n
track workout with Kelly
new Brooks adrenalines
New Brooks!
Clinton Green Line Station
Aunt Maggie and Madeline
West Beach
The friendly confines
Cubs game


August sunrises:

Good morning Foggy sunrise

Sunrise over the Calumet River