Wow, the beginning of July seems like a really long time ago. It was a long and full month, including a family weekend away, sports day for the kids, Robbie's swimming gala triumph, a work trip to Cambridge, and the start of the school holidays.
I had a few days in bed with a nasty sickness bug, and I spent 3 weeks teaching 5 days a week on a summer school - these two events contributed to my low running mileage for July:
Ran - 16x = 65.3 miles
Cycled - 3x = 39.8 miles
It was a really good month, especially in terms of the kids' achievements. Robbie has now completed 4 parkruns and is keen to do more! I always check to see whether he want to keep coming, but he seems to really enjoy it, and I know he's got his eye on getting a free t-shirt when he reaches 10.
My motivation for running at the moment is that I want to meet my goal from the start of the year to complete 1000 miles by December. I reckon that if I can average 20 miles a week, it should be in the bag.
That's proving pretty tough now it's the holidays. 12 -15 miles feels a lot more achievable, but won't be enough, especially assuming I'll probably be ill or injured at some point.
But it's good to have that motivation, otherwise I might be tempted to just relax, sit back and enjoy the summer sunshine... sigh...