Every once in a while, a month holds so much promise and excitement, I canâ€™t help but tell you how excited I am for those upcoming 28-31 days. This month promises to be extra awesome.
July 4:Â Firecracker 5K on Governors Island. Because nothing says America like taking a subway, to waiting in line to getting on a boat to leave one island to run on another for less than the time it takes to get to the boat. No, really, it will be fun.
BBQs. Eating as much watermelonÂ as I can.
July 9: Company retreat. I sorta love my job and my coworkers, so Iâ€™m legit psyched for a chance for us to hang out outside the office and be uber-competitive and play games.Â
Bears not included, sadly.
July 11-13:Â Hamptons! I was supposed to go to France this summer, but it ended up not working out, so Iâ€™m doing a few weekends of a summer share out there. (If I ever say â€œout East,â€ you have full permission to slap me.) I plan on it being a ridiculous amount of fun.
July 20: Iâ€™m just going to go swim in the Atlantic for some open-water swim practiceÂ with JackRabbit. I need it. Itâ€™s a clinic, so we will be learning all sorts of valuable skills, most importantly, how to stay relaxed in the water. Iâ€™m not the best swimmer, but I know I can physically do the distance. But throw me in the open water, and my heart rate escalates. Whichâ€¦canâ€™t be good for my time. Or, you know, staying calm for the next 5+ hours of my race.
July 26:Â Savannah! I canâ€™t wait to go down for Fitblogginâ€™ and to see Ashley!Â I still maintain that Geneva is dumb.
Tell me about your July plans. And open water swimming tips.Â