Fall has arrived. And we had some nice cool dry days but summer temps and humidity did rear their ugly head too.
Here’s how September worked out for me:
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, Buffalo and Liverpool for work. My weekday runs were usually around 4 miles.
on the Lakeside trail along Lake Ontario – Rochester, NY
I ran alone most of the time. But Alyssa was able to accompany me a few times and new Judy once. I also hooked up with Laurie, a former turkey trot group member. It’s definitely more fun running with friends.
I thought the Turkey Trot running group started up again on Monday, September 18 and I would get to re-unit with my running friends as well as meet new ones. I even registered. But it turns out that they changed the day for the first time this year – Tuesdays!!! I cannot do Tuesdays… So no group runs or drills for me this fall. Boo Hoo!!!
PP hills, I’ll miss you!!
Long runs began in preparation for my next half marathon. I also snuck in a half marathon as a training run. The 11 miler was my only decent effort but at least I got the miles in.
I have run 87.5 miles this month so far. An increase over previous months and I am still feeling healthy so all is good.
I had several races on my schedule this month. I skipped a local 5k but instead the next weekend, I ran the Saratoga Palio Half Marathon as a last minute training run. It was a hot, humid day and I bonked the last 3 miles. I also ran the Helper’s Fun 10K, a hilly small scenic race. For this one, I ran a smart race, had a course PR and won my age group so I was a happy camper.
2:16:19 – not my best effort but still had fun
I played tennis once (indoor season has started.) Again this month, I was out of town working every Tuesday 😦
I did NOT go to work out at the gym at all!!!! Not once! Nunca! Jamais! And my free membership ends in October!!!!
I thought I might fit in a yoga class. I did NOT!!
I did walk occasionally at lunch. Not everyday like I used to. I find it hard to tear myself away from my desk and I have been traveling a lot.
I finally got to go hiking after my 10k race. I loved it!!!
The hubby and I continued our boating on the weekends. It was actually warmer in September than in July & August.
Despite working ALOT, I also managed to attend my weekly mah jongg games and monthly dinner with the tennis ladies.
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 (#28 & #29) 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:
- 10-01-17 – Wineglass Half Marathon
- 10-07-17 – Apple Run 5K
- 10-14-17 – Great Pumpkin Challenge 10K / ZOOMA Cape Cod Virtual 10K
- 10-22-17 – ZOOMA Amelia Island Virtual 12k
- 10-29-17 – Goblin Gallop 5k?
- 11-11-17 – RnR Vegas 5k
- 11-12-17 – RnR Vegas Half Marathon
- 11-18-17 – Girls on the Run 5k (volunteer with STEM) or maybe 11-19-17 – Race to Deliver 4m in NYC
- 11-23-17 – Troy Turkey Trot 5k and Troy Turkey Trot 10k
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her Sepember Race Linkup:
No monthly goals.
This motto worked for 2016 so I’m sticking with it in 2017!
Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for
Today’s Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say overall a B+.
You know, zero gym attendance, skipping lunch time walks, slacking on those long runs, easy lackluster weekday runs. I know I can do better.
This week I am also joining up with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs each week 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?