I realize that we’re over halfway through June …

Total miles: 58.3
Total workout time: 12 hours, 43 minutes
Total races: 0
Trips out of town: 1
Leases signed: 1
Job offers: 1

Lowest mileage since April 2011. However, I was sick, then I had trouble finding motivation, and I took a trip out of town with non-runners (weirdos), plus I was job searching and we were apartment-hunting. Plus, you know, my now former long commute that sucked away four hours of my day. (Now my commute will only take about 1hr 20min of my day … OMG so happy, but what will I complain about?) Normally I try not to make excuses, but I had a lot of other stuff going on.

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Left: No more “sunrise from the Metra platform” photos … maybe I can replace that with “sunrise over the lake” once in awhile.
Right: Helicopter over the Chicago loop. 

I'm on a boat Choo choo

Urban Kayakers; Another sunrise

#sunrise #viewfromatrainplatform Honored to be the spotlight runner at @runningforkicks :)

Another sunrise; Honored to be the Spotlight Runner at Running For Kicks

Warm run at Izaak Walton Preserve Good morning whatever state we're in. Tennessee at this moment.

Izaak Walton Preserve; Driving to Atlanta for a Memorial Day weekend trip

Saw a guy walking his pet tortoise in downtown Louisville. What. Good morning. #sunrise #viewfromatrainplatform

Dogs and cats are so boring; Another sunrise

Progress on goals:

May’s goal: I said “nothing” because I wanted to focus on my overall life goal of doing what I needed to do to get my commute down from four hours per day. What I didn’t say at the time was that I was job searching. We also decided we were ready to move out. Moving OR starting a new job would have reduced my commute, but I decided, why not do both at once? They were both changes that needed to be made, just coincidence that they happened so close together.

2013 goals: 

Don’t spend more than $500 on races for 2013. I don’t think I spent any money registering for races. As of May 31, I was at $338 for 2013′s races.

Run 1,300 miles for the year. RunningAhead.com tells me that I am now 141.8 miles behind my pace bunny. Maybe I can make that up with all of the “exploring” I’ll be doing of new running routes and new group runs.

Weekly strength workouts. I did two total. Oy. We probably won’t join a gym (at least, not for now) but I want to see if I can find a local place to do Pilates and/or TRX.

Move out of my parents house. We signed our lease on May 30!

Read 12 books. I started Me Talk Pretty One Day but still haven’t finished it. Oops. BUT, I am now addicted to Candy Crush Saga, so there’s that.

June’s goal (now that I’m halfway through): Enjoy my new Chicago address!