This month was a mixture of everything. Cool, rainy, hot, humid. The leaves have started to change and the days have gotten shorter. Fall has arrived.
Here’s how the month went:
I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors most weeks which is great because I HATE the treadmill. I traveled three out of five weeks.
I ran a few times while working in NYC and while on working in Rochester and Liverpool. Otherwise I ran locally. My weekday runs were usually around 3 miles (occasionally more and occasionally less).
I did my best to get my long runs in to prepare for my 32nd half marathon. It helped that I have great running friends.
I ran 88.5 miles so far this month. It was an improvement over last month. I am still behind on my 1000 mile yearly goal. But the important thing is that I am feeling healthy so all is good.
I tentatively had several races on my schedule this month but I decided that my long runs were a priority. So I skipped some of my standards like the Malta 5k and the Teal Blue Ribbon 5k. I ran both the Rock n Roll Montreal 5k and Half Marathon. (Actually slogged the 5k) and surprisingly placed 2nd in my age group for the half. I also plan to run my re-scheduled Governors Island 5k in NYC this coming Saturday.
Due to my work schedule, I had cancelled my tennis club membership but I got asked to sub in my former contract so I did play tennis indoors twice.
I did not work out at the gym at all.
I did walk at lunch once or twice. Of course, I got a lot of steps in during my time in NYC.
Despite all my work travel, I was able to squeeze in some friend and hubby time.
The hubby and I took our boat out on the lake on the weekends that I was in town.
As you see in the photo above, I convinced/begged my hubby to go hiking with me. It was his first hike ever. I think that he enjoy the walk to the top of Pinnacle and the view of lake George but afterward, we continued on another trail that took us in the wrong direction. (He may never hike with me again LOL).
I went out to the movies and dinner with my tennis friends and spent the day at the Schroon River with my mah jongg friends.
I also got to meet up with a fellow Skirt Sports ambassador, Elizabeth, while I was in NYC. We ran, talked, walked and had wine and dinner together. I can’t wait to do it again. I also got to chat with an ambassador (Kim) when I was working in Rochester.
Although I went to Montreal to run a race, the best part of the weekend was the time spent with my running friends.
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
My 20K is October 14 and Half Marathon #33 is November 24.
This is my tentative list so far for the next 2 months:
- 10-14-18 – Les 20km de Paris
- 10-28-18 – Poland Spring Marathon Kick-Off (5M)
- 11-11-18 – Stockade-athon
- 11-17-18 – Girls on the Run 5K?
- 11-22-18 – Troy Turkey Trot 10k
- 11-24-18 – Pelham Half Marathon
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her October Race Linkup:
No monthly goals.
This motto worked for 2016 & 2017 so I’m sticking with it in 2018!
I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
My Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say overall a A-
Despite the work travel, I did my best to get in my weekday runs in. I actually completed all my weekend long runs. I did play tennis a few times but did not go to the gym at all. I ran my 32nd half marathon and a 5k race and even placed in the half.
I am also joining up with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs for the Coaches’ Corner linkup
Happy Running! How did your September turn out? Anything exciting planned for October? What grade would you give your running month?