Livin’ on a Prayer

It has been hard to motivate myself to get out and run lately with first of all seemingly endless rain from the middle of June until the first half of July, and then unbearable heat of over 30 degrees every day since.  

Yesterday I ended up walking back halfway through my 24km run with the Mercury hitting 34 degrees. 

This evening I forced myself to go out again for 12km. There’s no sun of course at night, but the temperature was still 29 degrees Celsius. The heat got to me again and I only managed 6km. But still, it’s better than nothing. 

I’m over 100km for the month and will have to work hard to run 46km over the next five days to achieve my monthly target of 150km. 
Every cloud has a silver lining. At the end of this evening’s run, I was greeted with a message from Runkeeper telling me I had got halfway towards my year-long goal of running 2,015km: only 26 days behind schedule. Last year, it wasn’t until October that I managed to run over 1000km for the year.  

   

Step goal achieved on July 25, 2015

I travelled 18.3504993706 kilometres, burned 1327.2 calories, and was active for 2h 30m.
– via IFTTT.

Step goal achieved on July 20, 2015

I travelled 14.1123025293 kilometres, burned 1479.77 calories, and was active for 1h 46m.
– via IFTTT.

Step goal achieved on July 13, 2015

I travelled 17.7268364553 kilometres, burned 1233.88 calories, and was active for 2h 4m.
– via IFTTT.

Sleep goal achieved on July 12, 2015 at 12:45AM

Getting enough sleep is really important to health and happiness. Last night, I managed to achieve my sleep goal of 6 hours or more. I fell asleep July 12, 2015 at 12:45AM for 6h 45m (28.43% deep sleep) and woke up July 12, 2015 at 08:45AM.
– via IFTTT