August in Numbers and Pictures

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

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7 Comments on “August in Numbers and Pictures”

    1. The foreword of the copy I read included a family tree, which I constantly had to refer to throughout the story. Doesn’t help that they all have the same name.

  1. I had to get through Wuthering Heights twice for school (once in high school and again in college). It was miserable both times. I couldn’t relate to any of the characters, there was no sympathy for them, and they just all seemed crazy and I also couldn’t keep the names straight. Sorry, but I just don’t see why that book was so great, prolific, whatever…

    Also, congrats on a great August! You are totally not alone feeling tired and that the running stuff isn’t so much fun any more. I disliked the time commitment required for all that running more than the actual running. Just think, this is another cutback week before the big 20 miler… then it is taper time!! 🙂

  2. How amazing does The Great Gatsby movie look? I know it will probably be different than the book, but the cinematography looks fantastic. I read Wuthering Heights last year and barely remember any of it. It definitely didn’t live up to my expectations! Classic books like Jane Eyre and any Jane Austen novels are some of my favorite reads, though. I’m also slowly plowing through Anna Karenina because the movie comes out in November!

    Congrats on all those August miles! Looks like you still fit in plenty of summertime activities between your training <– very important!

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