Total miles ran: 77.5
Total non-running workouts: 7
I’ve been buying a lot of fitness-related Groupon (or LivingSocial) deals, and have been furiously scheduling my classes so I use them before they expire. This month I tried yoga at Spring Wellness Center and a Pilates-reformer type class at Body R+D. I enjoyed both and I’m looking forward to my remaining classes. I also attended a few free classes at the Nike Training Club in Lincoln Park. If you’ve never been, the first floor is Nike apparel for women, the second floor is a studio space where they offer free classes throughout the week (you just have to register in advance and classes fill up fast). So far the classes I’ve taken (Ballerina Bum Bootcamp and NTC) have been great workouts.
Other things I did this month …
Another beautiful run on the Lakefront Trail; my department moved temporarily and I have a view of the Sears Tower from my desk. On Friday we move again and I’ll likely not have a view from my desk.
I posted about participating in Nike’s GetFly program to improve my mile time. Our workout with Professor Pierce, and the free swag we got, we awesome and very appreciated.
Acrobatics: Fun; Trapeze: Fun but scary
Enjoying some daydrinking and arcade games before seeing Gogol Bordello – they are AMAZING live.
Weirdo husband looking for gray hairs on the eve of my 31st birthday. (We disagree on whether I have gray or white hair; either way, I earned them.)
Anne’s Sausage Fest & Fun Run Fundraiser
Fun run at Road Runner Sports with Nicole & Erin & other people; Team Blogger at the Nike Get Fly relay
Hosted the first (of hopefully many) game night at our aparment, but Olive had to miss the fun because a couple expected guests are allergic; We “sold” my car yesterday. My brother has a week to decide if he wants to buy it, if not, we’ll sell it to Carmax. Either way, it’s no longer in my possesion. I loved my little car, but we do not need two cars anymore.
Ended the month with a pretty, um, silly “bachelorette” party for Erin.
When we decided in May that we were ready to move out of my parents house, I wanted to do it sooner rather than later. Primarly because we both had such long commutes and were getting really burned out, but also because I wanted to be able to enjoy as much summer fun in Chicago as possible. Mission accomplished.
Totally forgot to include my goals check-in …
Don’t spend more than $500 on races for 2013. I’m at $467 for 2013′s races.
Run 1,300 miles for the year. I think I might adjust this to a “total time worked out” goal since I’ve been doing more than just running.
Weekly strength workouts. Success!
Read 12 books. I read no new books, but I’ve been good at reading the RedEye everyday during my commute and I’ve discovered the Dots game on my phone.
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.”
Eh, we definitley made progress on all three, although none can be marked complete.
September’s goal: Figure out my running goal after the Chicago Half. Don’t let the classes remaining on my Body R+D voucher go to waste.