June on the Run | Tuesdays on the Run

Tuesdays on the Run Link Up- every Tuesday we have a new running related topic. Join your favorite running bloggers in linking up each week.

Tuesdays on the run at the end of the month means it’s time to rate your month.

How was running in June for you? Let us know if you hit your goals and brag a little (or vent a little!) this week.

Don’t forget to link up with Erika, Marcia and me too!

Upcoming topics:

  • June 6- Global running day
  • June 13- Summer Running Gear
  • June 20- scenes from my run
  • June 27- Rate your month and your year so far.
  • July 4- Do you do any special races/running events for 4th of July?
  • July 11- What running items do you use for non-running activities?
  • July 18- What do you love/hate about summer running?
  • July 25 Rate your month
  • August 1 How do you display/store your running bling/running clothes/running shoes?

June on the Run

June was kinda a comeback month for me. I got out there much more regularly this month than I had since— oh, November?

So yeah, it was needed.

I’m still not running more than 2 miles at a clip, so my next step in July is to add to the mileage just a bit. I don’t feel like I need to be running much more than 2-4 miles at this point, so it won’t be a huge jump. But a little more than 2 sounds like progress for the month of July.

The first couple of runs sucked, tbh. It was hard. It was hot. And it was struggle bus central.

Not surprising or anything, but a good reminder that I’m not as young as I once was! Bouncing back takes a bit longer when you go months without running.

Who knew? (um, everyone? hahaha)

But then things started to gel and I was feeling good. I felt like a runner again- which was something I’ve been missing for months at this point. Heck, maybe a year even. It’s been a while.

And I found new playlists. Which makes running so much more enjoyable for me.

So June was good. I do have one big regret.

I spent this last weekend in Eastern Michigan and learned a valuable lesson: summers up north are not *exactly* summer-like. At least not compared to my summers in the southerner and western states!

The Blue Water Riverwalk was steps from my hotel room and such a missed opportunity for a run! Whomp.

The weather was cool all weekend and PERFECT running weather. That means I got out there, right?

Nope.

I packed a running skirt, shirt, shoes, socks… but no sports bra. Ugh.

I had the opportunity to get out and explore new towns with fabulous weather and views and I blew it! #ThanksBoobs

Lesson learned: even if I don’t think I’ll have time to run, bring the gear because you never know! I would have made time for it with these wonderful views!

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Patty Holliday


Patty is a 40-ish mother of four living in Virginia. A bit geeky, sometimes sarcastic, lover of a candid confession. She's trying to love running, she swears. But much like her marathon, it’s taking a very long time. Ahem. She's searching for the perfect way to balance family, work, travel, and fitness. Perfect defined as high on fun, low on guilt.

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