Well, I guess at this point I shouldn’t be surprised that September went by in a flash! I think that will happen from now until January…then the winter months will crawl!
Now that September is over, it’s time for my monthly check-in to see how I am doing with my goals. You can read my other monthly recaps here:
-Most of my progress on my goals hasn’t changed since last month, so I won’t go into too much detail. To sum it up, I’m focusing on staying healthy and enjoying the process of marathon training with less of a focus on miles and time goals at this point.
-I’ve actually been more into podcasts than books this month, which is nice because I can listen to them on an easy run, in the car, while taking a walk, etc. I did read Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman this month, and started another one of her books, Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says. I actually started listening to Katy’s podcast, Katy Says, and then decided to read her books.
September 2015 Stats and Highlights
Total miles: 164– wow that’s a lot of miles for me! I didn’t even run 90 miles most months this year, so this is a huge jump. It’s exciting to see that number and to be feeling good!
Best run: My mile repeats, which I was really nervous about, but ended up hitting all my paces and it didn’t feel nearly as bad as I expected.
Favorite Non-Running Activity: Walking! I am as just as surprised as you to see that, but there are a few reasons why I think this has been at the top of my list this month. 1) Katy Bowman has convinced me it’s important. 2) The weather has been perfect for being outside. 3) It makes me feel better than sitting on the couch. 4) I can listen to podcasts while I walk.
Most popular blog posts:
- Sunday Meals and Recovery vs Rest Days
- Long Run Day Eats
- WIAW- Keeping it Simple
- TOL- Fall Feelings
- 5 Things on my Home Gym Wish List
- Runners are a Little “Different”
- Charles St 2015 Race Recap
- My Protein Review and Chocolate PB Protein Bar Recipe
- The Things I Won’t Run Without
- Weddings, Long Runs, Pinterest and Sunrises
Biggest accomplishment: Running a strong 12 mile race, just a few seconds slower than last year.
Set-backs and struggles: Learning to deal with running in the dark and getting up earlier than I’ve ever had to in order to fit in my training runs before leaving for work!
Things I’m looking forward to in October: The Baltimore Running Festival, continuing to increase my mileage/long runs, even better running weather, and my birthday! (Although I have mixed feelings about that last one:))
What were some September highlights for you?
What are you looking forward to in October?