Happy November!!! Seriously I am looking so forward to November. Which is rare for me. 😃 But before we get into the October recap, let’s talk about last week.
Monday- Rest – Still dealing with the remnants of the weekend’s migraine.
Tuesday- 2.25 Miles- I sacrificed mileage to enjoy a few last evening runs outside. This is pretty typical for the last 2 weeks before the time change though. Totally worth it to me. Unfortunately my commute makes for pretty short runs.
Wednesday- Rest– I had a training seminar a few towns south of work, so I knew getting in a run after work was unlikely. I headed home to discover some pretty sweet mail. A while back Dana over at Slow and Steady(ish) was hosting a giveaway and I was the lucky winner. Yay! 😃 Seriously I never win anything. I can’t wait to try them all.
Thursday- 2.25 miles– Goodnight lake, I’ll miss you. Also, I made a mistake. I ran this short run in my last pair of Wave Rider 17’s. They only have 100 miles on them and I wanted to give them another shot. Not the best idea. I had some aches and twinges.
Friday- Rest- Also, I lost the cookie battle again.
Saturday- Rest- The number hungry person in me wanted to get in a run just to add to my October mileage but I knew I was aiming for a 10 miler on Sunday so I refrained. Plus it was still in the high 80’s. Grrr. And my knee was now hurting.
Sunday- 7 miles– I was out the door running by 9AM- which is huge for me- but it still got warm. I don’t think I had ever really processed the correlation between the temp and the time change before. 9 meant the 10AM temps, grrr. Between the warm morning, and the persistent ache in my knee down into my left shin, I called it at 7 miles. The run was erratic at best, I could not get my pace under control- not even close. There were times I was running a sub 9:30 and then walking a 15:00 minute pace. If I didn’t have a race in 6 days, I may have toughed it out but I decided it wasn’t worth it. I have learned my lesson though- the Wave Rider’s and I are never getting back together. Insert Taylor Swift gif.
All in all a much better week than the previous 2. Which leads me to-
I am so over October. Seriously. September and October were hands down my busiest months of the year, I’m done. Unfortunately that “done-ness” showed in my mileage. Something had to give and it was running. So let’s look at the numbers-
Miles run- 42.9
Races- City to the Sea 13.1– 2:12:40
So yeah, October was a sloppy mess. That mileage number kind pisses me off but makes sense considering I had a 5 mile week and a 6 mile week in the middle. I did get sick and if I am sick enough to leave work, I am too sick to run but that only accounts for a few days, not the month. October was supposed to be the month of me getting out of my own way, instead I dug a ditch. I need to take a note from Elvis with a little less conversation and a lot more action. In line with that, I have decided a little positive peer pressure is in order. So I will joining the #chasethebird challenge with Oiselle and sweating pink with the Holiday Sweat Challenge. This should be interesting. 😉
So what am I looking forward to? November potentially has 3 races but I am rethinking one of those. Another awesome thing about November? Vacation!!!!! I don’t usually like vacations, I dread them. But I am so ready for this one. I am actually counting the days until November 21. Then I have the next 2 weeks off! 😄 Now I will probably be going stir crazy by day 4 but 2 weeks is what work requires so 2 weeks it will be! 19 days, 19 days.
Oh and 6 days to to Big Sur!!!!!! Now if the knee pain could go away. And the foot…
How was your October?
What are you looking forward to in November?