Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Summary

This month's over! *clap* *clap* *clap-clap-clap*!

What a crazy month it has been. I don't know where the time went and I definitely don't know what I put my energy toward but it feels like I've been sitting and spinning in circles trying to do my best at work to solve a country's problems.

You know what today means, don't you? It's time to look back at some wins (and even some losses) from the past month that you may have missed.

Might as well say it, I #Failedsohard.

Did I do a good job with all of the goals I put forth for the month of July?

Like hiking, watching the monkeys at the zoo, hitting a golf ball 100 yards or take one single day off from work?

That is OKAY - because what I was able to accomplish is nothing short of amazing.

Let's look at four of my best wins from this month.

Win #1. Put the ice cream down

I'm an ice cream / fro-yo addict okay, well actually I just pick the candy out and I successfully went 31 days without the stuff.

Dan has been so supportive this month, but I know that once we go to August there will be chocolate chip cookie dough and oreo birthday cake cartons in the freezer.

Paleo, give me strength. 

Win #2. 100 Miles despite everything else

My biggest accomplishment this month has been that I (later tonight) will actually finish my 100 mile goal, even if the last few miles looked like this:

As of Friday last week I still had 46 left and through some serious running, rest and recovery I was able to knock out 30 over the weekend and consecutively run after work this week to mark off the final miles. This makes 44 CONSECUTIVE Months of running 100+ Miles, never missing a beat. 

Win #3. Finally Scared Straight

In case you missed it, I was pulled over two weeks ago by a police officer who wanted to give me a 'friendly reminder' that I cannot use a phone while operating a vehicle. I was let off with just a warning.

Rest in Peace, shameless car selfie's:

Win #4. Paleo

Starting Paleo has been a great way to eat healthier, visibly reduce the way that stress is impacting my health and even makes running a little easier!!

There's so many amazing things to eat and I've only scratched the spicy sriracha lovin' surface.

For more Paleo eats (and NO car selfies) follow me on instagram

Come back tomorrow where Dan is going to set my Eight Great Goals for the month of August.

No pressure, Dan!

heart JE


Lauren said...

I am completely amazed by your running accomplishments, wow! All that plus Paleo and no frozen treats?

Rachel Sedaker said...

You are far stronger than I am in being able to say no to fro-yo and ice cream for the month of July- that is a huge feat! And good job on 100 miles (tonight)!

Macey Snelson said...

First of all, 44 consecutive months of running 100 miles?!? *Let us all pause and give the standing-slow-clap* Secondly, huzzah for a whole month without ice cream! How does she do it folks? And thirdly, I've been wanting to go the paleo route myself... any great resources for getting started?

kathy @ vodka and soda said...

i've never had froyo or menchies frozen yogurt and i hear i'm missing out big time! i also haven't had icecream in over 18 months :(

paleo is a great way to eat healthy although it's a bit too hardcore for me; i still eat my oatmeal and whole grain bread but not a whole lot.

Kayla Moothart said...

I am amazed that you got all of those miles in at the end of the month! Go you!

mdott922 said...

Those are some pretty amazing wins! Congrats!

brooke lyn said...

but for realz though... how is july already gone?! it's going to be raining before we know it and this girl is not ready for it.

Pepper Ferguson said...

Ooo, love those paleo pics!! Yum! Don't text and drive either! Really not safe!

Anna said...

100+ miles? Holy Moly that is serious stuff!

Katie Siloac said...

ugh i wish i had the patience for paleo. respect girl.

Kasey said...

I've been going back and forth on switching to Paleo. I just can't decide!!
Yogurtland is definitely an addiction. I crave it nonstop and my celullite filled ghetto booty secretly hates me for it. :)