The Month of May | Tuesdays on the Run

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Hey hey hey! It’s time for Tuesdays on the Run. This week we hope you link up posts talking about how your month of May went from a running perspective.

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The Month of May

From a travel and business perspective: May was great!

From a mom perspective: May was pretty good!

From a running perspective: May was… well, it wasn’t too bad. I’m going to give it a solid C+ here.

The front half of the month was cold, wet and dreary and I was feeling the effects of a lot of travel packed into a couple of weeks. So I didn’t get out like I planned.

But I finally started getting back into the groove and I’m so glad I did.



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It’s still a bit cool and gray and rainy around here, but I’m not complaining because there’s GREEN,y’all! And it’s not pushing 95 degrees on a daily basis. Ha.

It’s amazing how quickly I’m coming to embrace the humidity I once hated.

Keeping the temps in the 60s and 70s helps, so I thank you for that, Virginia.

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I’m not breaking any speed records, and it’s still very hard for me to run right now. I feel so out of shape that I almost can’t stand it.

Gone are the days when running 2 miles was moderately effortless. I’m still struggling to get that comfort back, but hey, it is what it is.

I know that’s the process. The only way to not feel out of shape is to keep putting in the work.

I’ve also had an aha! moment this weekend through my brilliant friend, Nicole. She posted something on Facebook that spoke to me and I asked if I can hijack her idea.

Because she’s awesome, she responded that there’s always room for more bad asses in the world and I was welcome to join her in being a bad A this summer.

I like the sound of that.

So I’m going to write up what I have planned and share it when I get my head wrapped around it a little better. It’s a seed that was planted with- what else- something from Disneyland.

My summer plans inspired by Disneyland’s Summer of Heroes. Coming soon! Photo: Leslie Harvey w/

It always comes back to Disneyland with me, doesn’t it?

Yes, yes it does.

Hope you rocked through the miles in May!

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About Patty

Patty Holliday is a wife and mother of four. She's a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)


  1. I found it hard to stay motivated with all the rain we had this month! While Im glad its not really hot yet, I have been ready for warmer weather. I’ve also felt pretty out of shape lately so I guess I should be grateful its not 100 degrees!

  2. Is it bad I haven’t even looked at my total May miles yet? It is what it is. Gosh it was cold and rainy everywhere it seems.

  3. My May rocked!! Weather finally got nice here and I ran my first post-baby half marathon!! I can’t wait to see what June has in store.

  4. In spite of some really dicey weather, I’d say that my May was a success!

  5. I’m glad you are enjoying your time in VA (at least for the weather). I love that our East Coast is so full of greenery! Everything was blooming by last month.

    I hear ya on the running thing. 2 miles has been a struggle lately here too and I have a feeling it’s going to get worse as the heat and humidity rises (although I’m sure you’re already use to that)!

  6. My May was a roller coaster ride regarding the weather, but I think it’s finally plateaued. Glad to hear you’re rallying back! A huge incentive for me to keep it steady with my running is that I don’t want to have to worry about finding my way back…not sure I’d have the strength to do it LOL

  7. Allison says:

    Getting back to running is so hard!!! I am in the same boat. Just trying to put the time in while I struggle through it.

  8. I did miss the Dallas humidity a little bit when I was first running up in Boulder. I was chafing in places I never chafed, and I was worried something was wrong with my sports bras. Then the lightbulb went off and I realized there’s no moisture in the air here.

  9. Our weather has been crazy – 90 one day, 50 the next, sunny but most cloudy and lots of rain.

    Sometimes 13 miles feels like a breeze and then 2 miles is torture.

    I keep plugging along because I know when you stop, it’s so hard to get it back.

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