Weekly Recap- Over October

Happy November!!!  Seriously I am looking so forward to November.    Which is rare for me.  πŸ˜ƒ   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!  πŸ˜ƒ  Seriously I never win anything.   I can’t wait to try them all.

Thursday- 2.25 milesGoodnight 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-

October Recap!

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.   πŸ˜‰

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!   πŸ˜„  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?

16 thoughts on “Weekly Recap- Over October

  1. You definitely are due for a vacation.
    Also, we need to get you a head lamp! Night runs in the fall are AMAZING and I bet you will love it.
    Sounds like you have an exciting month to look forward to. Big Sur is going to be SO MUCH FUN!


    1. I’ve thought about buying a headlamp and other reflective gear but never followed through. And I need to get out my warmer gear. Granted it’s no snow but our nighttime temps have dropped to the 30’s. Day’s in the 70’s- grrrr- crazy weather.

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  2. My October also wasn’t ideal, but better than it could have been. I think I ended up with about 41 miles. I’m hoping for about the same in November, but realistically, between it getting darker earlier and how busy I’ll be, that may not happen.


  3. My October mileage was down, I’ve hit 50 miles the last couple of months, but didn’t break it, 47.5 for October. And I wouldn’t have thought to check until I saw your recap, so I’m glad you do those!! It helps me know and understand! Considering a 5k. Like heavily considering, found a coupon code and everything! πŸ™‚ Here is to November!!


  4. Yay for winning giveaways! πŸ˜‰ I hope you like the bars. I was also totally ready for October to be over… busy at work plus November meant I’m now allowed (as per doctor’s orders) to start using my dodgy foot a little more – one step closer to running again! I hope the twinges from your Wave Riders turn out to be nothing…!


    1. I like all the ones I’ve tried so far. The apple cinnamon is super strong and smells amazing but it’s almost too much. πŸ™‚ Yay! Happy to hear you get to ease back into things in November, that’s exciting. Unfortunately the twinges remained all week, I only ran 2.5 miles. 😦


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