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july runs and reads

I had a really great running month in July and came in at 104.25 miles.  I did the Tuesday night 5k trail run three times and hit 20 or more miles every week.  Dave has been taking over stroller duty lately, so I’ve run on my own and, weirdly enough, seem to be getting faster?  Last week I ran sub-9 minute pace twice and yesterday I ran sub-10 minute pace with the stroller.  This is right around the time I had to stop running when I was pregnant with Leo (pelvic joint issues), but this pregnancy I feel like I’m getting stronger and feeling better as I go!  I think baby girl is sitting higher than Leo (not aggravating my pelvic joints) but not so high that she’s in my lungs.  However it is, I’ll take it!

I didn’t read quite as much this month but here’s the three I read:

  • Addition by Toni Jordan – I tore through this book crazy fast.  Has a little language/sexual content if you’re sensitive to that.  But it’s really interesting and well done.
  • The Wish Maker by Ali Sethi
  • The Soul of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman – Seriously, is there a nonfiction cooking book that isn’t fantastic?  I LOVED THIS.  It was so much fun to read about elite chefs and how they’re trained and what they cook.  I definitely recommend it.

What books have you been reading lately?  How has running gone for you?

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3 thoughts on “july runs and reads

  1. You are going to be qualifying for the Olympic Trials at this rate! I’m hoping to actually read some this month – we’ll see. I want to read “Orange is the New Black” and the “Tao of Martha.”

  2. Great job with your running, Kim. I love that you beat my July mileage while pregnant! Your little girl will come out running too, just like Leo.

  3. Aww, that will be so awesome if you are able to (and want to!) run a bit further this time along! Hmm, did Leo tell baby girl that mommy wants to keep running?!

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