Total Miles Ran: 181
Number of those miles that involved me holding a dog and a leash: 63
Trail Miles: 22
Songs with the most airtime on my mp3 player: Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Number of P90x or Jillian Michaels Workouts: 9
Although I still ran a lot of miles in July, I can't say many them were stellar. I ran a 5K that was fast for me but otherwise, it was pretty much just slogging through miles. There was one longer run that felt good but otherwise, mostly just a routine.
Also, a few things started to hurt. Nothing bad, nothing serious but enough to make me take notice, especially since the next few months are going to start longer runs in preparation for JFK 50. Any injuries or issues I've ever had are always on my left leg. I know there's a lesson in there with some sort of imbalance and probably something I could get figured out to work on but I tend to just deal with it. My left hamstring for a few days, then my left hip. Eventually, a very dull, very faint pain started in the ball of my left foot. The ball of the foot pain I'm very leery around since it is what I dealt with all last fall. I've been avoiding breaking out new shoes because I wanted my current pair to last longer. I received a pair of Mizuno's from the Mezamashii project and have run some shorter, weekday runs in them. They feel pretty good but I am not in love to spend an extended period of time with them for any longer runs.
I've had another pair of Newtons stashed that I ordered earlier in the year on clearance since they were the old model. I decided this morning to break out the new pair for a few miles before doing a longer run in them. Today's run felt much better, imagine that. When I compared the shoes, I noticed my little lugs were pretty much entirely gone on the old pair. So, having those under the ball of my foot today felt wonderful! So much for my theory that the Newtons would last a lot longer than other brands, at least for me. I think my current pair has probably 550 miles or so on them because I rotate them with one even older pair, trail shoes and occasionally some of the other random pairs of older shoes I have around.