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Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 2017 Recap

August was a monster month for me! Once my lingering digestive issues cleared up, I really hit the trails hard. I can't believe how much running I got in this month. It's a great confidence boost heading into September.

AUGUST TOTALS:
Distance: 161.4 miles (up from 126.9 in July)
Time Spent Running: 33:49 (up from 32:16 in July)
Elevation Gain: 22,458 ft (up from 17,311 in July)

THE BIG PICTURE:
A hundred and sixty damn miles. If you told me a year ago that I'd run that many miles in a month, I would've laughed at you. That's more than double what I was running in 2016. And the elevation gain? Holy smokes. Lemme put this in perspective: in all of 2016, I gained 23,825 ft total. I almost eclipsed that in this month alone! I'm excited about these numbers, and I'm not embarrassed to say so. They may not seem impressive to you, but they're a HUGE mark in the victory column for me, and I'm very proud. :)

THE GOOD:
  • Numbers continued on an upward trend.
    • I don't know how long I can keep that up, but I'll do my best! All I know is that I'm really enjoying running right now. When it feels this good, it's hard to stop.
  • Lost a little weight.
    • I'm down to about 152 lbs right now, hovering between 11 and 12% body fat. I'd be thrilled to tone up just a bit more in the next month, but I'm more than happy with where I'm at right now.
THE LESS-THAN-GOOD:
  • I honestly don't know.
    • Things are just clicking right now. I'll continue to gradually increase my weekly mileage and hope for the best.
Okay, that's all for now! Let's go run!

~JVB

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