Do you know that as I titled this post I almost wrote “August” instead of “September”? I truly do not know where September went. Good thing I have a blog to look back at what happened this month.
Summary of September:
The month started out with a trip to Hawaii. I was away for about a week and a half, and during that time I posted a couple of throwback posts (Letting Go Of Control and Balancing Training and Life). I had some amazing runs while I was away, but then returned and had a rough week where my foot flared up pretty badly. After an adjustment at my chiropractor and seeing my PT I started feeling much better.
Throughout this process it became more clear to my how my hypermobile joints can lead to injury. I continued to focus on increasing my strength and stability.
Less than 2 weeks after returning from Hawaii, I was off to San Diego for work. By the time I got back fall had arrived, and I was once again tired and jet lagged.
A few other posts from this month:
Continue to work on staying strong and healthy After another setback this month, I came to terms with how much work I will need to put into staying healthy, specifically by focusing on core and hip stability.
Run/Walk 2016 miles I have completely stopped tracking this, due to my injury and no longer wearing my Garmin Vivofit.
Work towards a BQ While a marathon won’t be happening this year, I need to keep my bigger goals in mind when things get tough.
Work towards sub 1:40 half I am signed up for the Annapolis half on November 19th (you can save 10% using the code RUNNINGOUTOFWINE16!) but I probably won’t be running it.
Do at least 10 push-ups 3 days per week I don’t think I kept up with this during September. I did do push-ups in Hawaii because I had limited workout equipment. I just feel like my workout schedule has been all over the place so I didn’t always remember to keep up with the push-ups.
Improve posture This was a bad month for posture with sitting on planes for way too many hours. Time to refocus on this.
Move more Again, the plane thing was not ideal. I tried to stay somewhat active on vacation but there was also alot of time spent lounging on the beach.
Focus on saving money I spent more money than I would have liked on travel related stuff this month, but less on things like weekly groceries, so it all sort of evened out in the end.
Get back in the habit of weekly meal prep I definitely skipped a few weeks of this in September!
Make time to unplug I definitely unplugged alot when I was in Hawaii, but made up for lost time when I got back.
How did you do with your goals during September?
What are you looking forward to in October?