It’s a little weird that tomorrow is already the last day of October, but what is really blowing my mind is that it will be November. I feel like I just blinked and it was from August to November. At least October finally brought some cooler weather, even if on some days it was a bit colder than I would have liked. This was also my 7th month of pregnancy and I’m so happy to still be running! Let’s take a look at what happened this month.
Running continues to go well, although each week it feels a little harder and I get a little slower. It feels good to get out for a run most days of the week. That may change as the weather gets colder and I get further along, but for now it’s felt good.
Of course I was curious about my mileage for this month because I definitely thought it would be much less than September which was 140 miles. It’s looking like I’ll be right around 137. And that’s without doing any long runs! (I think the longest run I did this month was 8 miles).
Surprisingly, strength training feels harder right now than running. I’ve had to lower my weights for many of the exercises and I actually get kind of sore the next day, even though I’ve been doing these workouts for a while. I’m on week 6 of Phase 9, which means I can move onto a new phase next week. I told Drew and Tina that I want to try to do one more 6-week phase and hopefully I will get through most of it. (I’m due in about 8 weeks).
My goal lately has just been to get stuff done whenever I had a free minute! October brought so many busy weekends. We had our baby shower, went to a Navy football game, and had a full day of Childbirth class. Work has also been really busy so nothing can ever get done during the week.
I feel like there is still so much to do and I go back and forth between feeling like there is still so much time before the baby comes while also questioning how I will ever get everything done in less than 8 weeks. We have a couple of busy weekends in November but also some free ones so hopefully that will give us some time to get things done.
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How did you do with your goals for October?
Was October a busy month for you?
What are you looking forward to in November?