I think it’s especially hard to believe that September is over already because it’s still felt like August for pretty much the entire month. While I do love summer weather I have pretty much been over the humidity for a few weeks now. We also had quite a bit of rain this month. Luckily it didn’t impact my running too much. Let’s take a look back on how September went.
This was another great month of running! I know I keep saying this but I am just so grateful to still be running at this point in my pregnancy. I feel like I am going to jinx myself but I haven’t run this well in years due to injury. It makes me somewhat hopeful for what I may be able to do next year, but then again who knows how much time I’ll have to train at that point!
I checked my mileage for September and somehow ran more than in August. I was surprised by this because I was doing longer runs in August, but I think I started running more frequently this month. Actually I did sneak in a 13 mile run on September 1st, which was my longest run during pregnancy. (And I don’t plan on running more than that at this point.)
I’ve kept up with following my strength training program twice a week. I started Phase 9 last week and if I complete it in 6 weeks then that will put me at 32 weeks when I finish it. So I may have time for one more phase- we’ll see! Tina helps me keep things in perspective with strength training as she can relate to following Drew’s plan while pregnant last year. Also, Drew keeps modifying my exercises so that they are manageable but still challenging for me.
I’ve been doing really well with tracking my shoe mileage and as I said last month I finally found a new pair of Levitates on sale. So now I rotate between Pure Flows, Pure Cadences, and Levitates. It seems like a good mix, and it’s funny because some days I am just in the mood to wear a certain pair of shoes for my run.
I thought I would get a lot more reading done on our babymoon than I did. While I was away I started reading Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn but barely made a dent it in. I just felt like I haven’t had much time at all lately when I am home to read.
As I’ve said I haven’t really been worrying too much about goals at this time. It’s more about just trying to stay focused on getting things done while also keeping up with my workouts. Every weekend I make a long list of things I need to get done that week- it just feels never-ending!
Looking Forward to October
There is so much going on over the next month or so that I just feel like I need to brace myself. Our next free weekend isn’t until October 27th and by that point I bet something will come up and it will no longer be a free weekend. I already get the sense that this fall is going to fly by.
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How did you do with your goals in September?
Do you get in the mood to wear certain running shoes on certain days?
Will October be a busy month for you?