Oh hey. It’s August. How was July?

Total miles ran: 84.1
Total races: 2

Total …. other stuff: Lots

Meeting the newest baby in the family <3 todays' run #latergram #runCHI #runCARA two weeks to #RnRCHI

Meeting the newest baby in my family tree; Another lakefront run

Tonight's recipe: Open wine. Pour into glass. Drink while emptying contents of fridge into pan. When in doubt, add butter. Salt and pepper to taste. I call this Coq au Vin. But that name is taken, so... Cock au Wino. Bastille Day 5k/8k #runCHI #runCARA

I found my kitchen; Bastille Day 5K/8K

Robert Plant at the Taste of Chicago #latergram Screen shot 2013-08-02 at 8.40.19 PM

Robert Plant at The Taste; Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding

Screen shot 2013-08-02 at 9.05.58 PM Chicago canyon #Chicago #L #cta #elevatedtrain

Pint Night/First meeting of the Wurst Running Club Ever (join us for the next one August 19!); Waiting for the L

9 years ago today, he brought me flowers on our first date :) Costume change for @courtneylove #hobchicago #latergram

Nine years since our first date; Courtney Love at the House of Blues

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Bristol Renaissance Faire; Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Sunset #chigram #chicagogram #searstower Gorgeous night for Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Another gorgeous night in Chicago; free Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band concert

Chicago River North Branch Trail #latergram #seenonmyrun #runCHI #runCARA Chicago River #chigram #chicagogram

Trying out the North Branch Trail on the Chicago River; Chicago River near Wolf Point

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Whiting, IN Pierogi Fest; Celebrating Kim’s birthday/Passing the ACE Personal Trainer Exam

 

Goals Check-in

Don’t spend more than $500 on races for 2013. I registered for the Carrera de los Muertos 5K and Oktoberfest 5K. I’ve spent $441 on 2013’s races.

Run 1,300 miles for the year. RunningAhead.com tells me that I am now 193.6 miles behind my pace bunny. Well then.

Weekly strength workouts. I think I made it to the fitness center in my office twice for core/arms, and I went to one free yoga class.

Read 12 books. I finished Me Talk Pretty One Day. But haven’t started anything else.

July’s goal: Start catching up to that damn pace bunny. Get in a running/workout routine. Start making dinner once in awhile. Fell further behind the pace bunny. Still working on establishing a routine, but I am impressed any time I get up early enough to run before work, even if it’s only 2 miles. I have made dinner a few times.

August’s goals: Sell my car. The registration expires at the end of the month. Also, clean out the second bedroom, or at least, get rid of the stuff in there we don’t need and organize the stuff that’s staying. Hang some “art.”