I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home. I prefer to run 4 times but sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
I ran at UAlbany (near work), near home, in a local park and at the Corning Bike Path. I even ran while in Rochester and Liverpool for work. My weekday runs are usually 3-4 miles.
I ran alone some of the time. But Alyssa was able to accompany me often and Judy once. It’s definitely more fun running with friends.
I can’t wait until my Turkey Trot running group starts up again next month. Every Monday, I will have a group to run with (if work doesn’t get in the way 😦 )
Long runs have begun in preparation for my next half marathon. As per my usual plan, they didn’t happen as per a plan or every weekend. C’est la vie!
I have run 76 miles this month so far (My goal was 85 but it looks like I may only reach 81.) Some skipped runs and no half marathon this month can be blamed for the low mileage. Still healthy so all is good.
I had several races on my schedule this month. I ran Race the Train, a hilly 8.4 miler for the 2nd time. It was hillier than I remembered but I had a course PR, met up with running friends and won an AG award. I also ran the France Run 8K in NYC. Running the Central Park hills was a challenge but Sue and I had a blast.
I played tennis outdoors twice. Again this month, I was out of town working every other Tuesday 😦
I did NOT go to work out at the gym at all!!!! Not once! Nunca! Jamais!
I did walk occasionally at lunch. Not everyday like I used to. I find it hard to tear myself away from my desk.
I did go hiking once. It was great!! I wish I had time to have gone more often. Darn work! (Yes, that’s a recurring theme.) Does Hula Dancing count as cross-training??
I went to NYC with a running friend for a race. While we were there, we walked miles and miles – over the Brooklyn Bridge, around Governor Island, on the High Line and more…. 23 miles in addition to the race!! So fun!!!
I went to the Saratoga Race Track as I do every year with a former co-worker. We had breakfast, stayed for the races and then stopped off at the Casino. I won a lot of races but in the end, probably came out even. My monthly tennis ladies get-together was a Hula lesson and dinner (pic above).
The hubby and I continued our boating on the weekends.
As you can tell, running is not my whole life. I think it is important to make time for other things that bring you pleasure….family, friends, food….
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
Two half marathons planned- October 1 in Corning, NY. and November 12 in Las Vegas.
I also have quite a few shorter races planned. I have to squeeze them in before the winter.
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 9-9-17 or 9-10-17 – Malta 5K, Teal Blue Ribbon 5k or another 5k
- 9-17-17 – Palio 5k or another 5k
- 9-23-17 – Helper’s Fund 10k
- 10-01-17 – Wineglass Half Marathon
- 10-08-17 – Ramblefest 8k or 10-07-17 – Apple Run 5K / ZOOMA Virtual 10K
- 10-15-17 – Great Pumpkin Challenge 10K
- 10-29-17 – Goblin gallop 5k ?
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her September Race Linkup:
No monthly goals.
Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Today’s Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say overall a B.
You know, fewer weekly miles, zero gym attendance, skipping lunch time walks, slacking on those long runs, easy lackluster weekday runs. I know I can do better.