Week16-Redux/ So Long September

Will the real week 16 please stand up?  😉  I am not crazy, well maybe a little, I really did miss a week.  I knew I couldn’t be at 16 yet so I went back and checked.   It looks like I went straight from week 6 to week 8 a while back.  Oops.   So let’s recap week 16 and then see how September went.

Monday – Rest

After 2 races the day before, I knew this was going to be a rest day.   I was also taking my car to the body shop and getting a rental so I wanted as little as possible to carry so it kind of worked out.   I was so excited that the previous weekend was my last busy one that it didn’t occur to me that I had the work week to get through before the coming empty weekend.  Doh!  😋

Tuesday- 3.5 miles

I was so damn tired and just not feeling running still.   I headed to the lake for a few laps aiming for 4 miles.   It wasn’t a fantastic run but it wasn’t bad.   I visited a little too much with lake cat on the backside of the lake so I ran out of daylight.  But he wouldn’t get out of the street!

 Wednesday- 3.5 miles stationary

This probably shouldn’t count.  I wasn’t feeling well, my neck and my head have hurt for the last month or ever since my car accident, so I was thinking a rest day. I had to get my race recap up for the HOB Fun Run so I figured I would do that.  Until I hit a button and installed Windows 10.  I told it to wait!!   While I was waiting for the computer to be usable again I got on the bike.    It was after 9 and I didn’t want to be up all night so it’s not like I was pedaling all that hard.   😐   Oh!  Look what I finally registered for!

Thursday- 1.6 miles

Yeah, it says that.   I was still feeling rough and all the vitamin C and Airborne I had been taking all week wasn’t helping.     I headed out for a run but had to call it before I got a mile out.  My chest hurt- like the kind of pain you have with a really bad chest cold.  I turned around and headed back to the car.   It wasn’t totally unproductive though, I felt like something moved or popped and some of the neck pain eased.


why do my grimaces look more like smiles than my smile?

Friday- Rest

Race day is too damn close to be pushing things.  I would rather go into race day having missed a few workouts than get sick so close to race day.  Been there, done that.  Bring on the vitamin C and Airborne.    I also started a new medication for my stomach which has the side effect of drowsiness.  It’s no lie.  I was in bed by 11 that night.  For me that is freaky early.

Saturday- Rest

Sensing a pattern?  No lie, I didn’t get out of bed until 10.   I was feeling better but not great so I stuck close to home.   I rearranged some furniture and managed to knock myself loopy.     I was lying on the ground trying to move something and smacked the left side of my head into my dresser.  As I rolled away in pain, I slammed my right temple into the bed frame.    Yes, I am that talented.  At least I didn’t give myself a concussion this time. 😞

Sunday- 7 Miles

My training plan called for a 60 minute long run with 20 minutes at pace.    Smart runners follow the plan… I on the other get lost on a mountain.   Truthfully, I needed to get lost and spend some time in the dirt.  But more about that next post.  😄😄

 Overall it wasn’t great but it wasn’t horrible and I am ok with that.   I was feeling really rundown and stressing about it wasn’t helping.    My mileage may not look pretty but the rest helped.    That weekend with no plans was kind of awesome too.

September Wrap up!!!

Adios September- you kicked my ass.   But let’s look at the numbers-

september15Miles Run- 69.6

Stationary bike- 36.2

Hey, I got over 100 miles if you add those!  Grr.


Central Coast Cancer Challenge 5K- 27:10
HOB Fun Run 10K-58:54
HOB Fun Run 5K-37:49

While the numbers aren’t where I want them to be, they are headed in the right direction.  Yes, that .4 missing in the running mileage bugs me but it is what is.   I would like to see that mileage number grow in the coming months.  I looked at my calendar and noticed that October and November are equally busy months and contain 3 races so I need to stay on top of things.    Hopefully laying out there will help.  😁

How was your September? Did you have a good weekend?

Is anyone else accident prone?  I should be wrapped in bubble wrap.

What are you looking forward to in October?

13 thoughts on “Week16-Redux/ So Long September

  1. Great running this month! I also had a very accident-prone September, but unfortunately that left me unable to run for a few weeks 😦 Exciting that you have lots of races lined up – I find that’s the best thing for my motivation. Especially as Winter approaches!


    1. Thank you! It sounds like September was rough for most people- not cool! Sorry to hear you couldn’t run, that’s rough. I’m hoping the races help keep my motivation up. Once the time changes and I have to spend more time on the treadmill I tend to get lazy. 😦

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  2. Oh my gosh, the head-banging while moving furniture! That sounds like something I’d do. I’m totally accident-prone. I once sprained my ankle just by walking… didn’t even trip over anything, just fell and sprained it. It’s ridiculous. That picture of the swing on the mountain looks awesome! Makes me want to hang out on that mountain too 🙂 Hopefully October treats you better!


  3. I often think I should not be allowed to walk around this world without a bubble ball. I need to be like the boy in the bubble. It’s the only safe way. October is a new month and I bet you’ll own it!


  4. Nice job this week! I always find that the week after a race (in your case, multiple races!) are so tough. You did great! I am looking forward to my marathon – it’s this weekend (in October)!! Eeeee!!!


  5. My September was busy, with not as much running as I would have liked, but it was what it was. I’m not feeling super motivated at the moment, but I’m trying to push through because I have Wine and Dine coming up. Hopefully we both have good Octobers!


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