Recovery month, baby!
I admit I was hoping for more miles but it is what is, right? Plus, considering I was afraid I would come off the marathon and never want to run again, I should count this as a win right?
I managed to pull off one 10 miler- double digits!!!- and one speed work session. I had some decent weeks and a very small, little 4 miler week. Considering the amount of smoke in the air from all the fires close by, my mileage was pretty consistent.
I ran zero races. Which made me super envious of all the cool pictures and recaps I saw online. 😛. So I compensated by taking lots of scenery pictures.
Work got a little crazy but I think I need to realize that it always will be. That said, this week kicked my ass. 2 rooms flooded and we’ve been working with industrial blower fans running all day, every day. I think the constant noise is making my brain liquefy. I really wanted to hit at least 50 miles for the month but after an abbreviated run on Monday- hello blisters- my last chance to fit in miles was Wednesday. By the end of the day, I felt fried, even the idea of changing into my running gear was exhausting. In the end I decided hitting an arbitrary number wasn’t worth it, all I wanted to do was hide in a dark and quiet corner. So I did and 44.14 was it for August.
Which brings us to September. I am partially excited and partially in denial. Excited because I haves races coming up! First one isn’t until the end of September but it’s one of my favorite races and I am looking forward to it. That being said, how the hell is it September?!?!?! That is just ridiculous. Seriously, wasn’t it just March? Why is time moving so fast? I can’t keep up! Then today, my Instagram feed was full of Pumpkin Spice Lattes- slow your roll people!
How was your August?
Any plans for September?
What are you looking forward to ?
10 thoughts on “Adieu August”
so much positivity in this post. i love it 🙂
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Wanting to continue running after the marathon is a huge win lol. Totally normal to have some down time after a long training cycle and a full marathon.
My August was awesome, decided to do my first 50k and started training. So excited!!
Awesome!!! Oddly I always liked the idea of a 50k over a marathon. That sounds exciting!!!
LOL my Instagram is also full of the PSL and the posts that equate September with foliage and fall. Eh….not really, people. Don’t I wish, though! September is still pretty warm and it’s not even officially fall until the end of the month anyway. People always get so ahead of themselves with the seasons. Not that I should talk because I’ve been totally guilty of that in the past.
I haven’t raced in a month now. I would be jealous of my racing friends but racing in August? No thanks, they can keep it, haha!
Don’t get me wrong, I am looking forward to fall temps but like you said we have another month of heat- it is so not time for that yet! Plus a hot drink in the middle of the day sounds horrible right now.
I thought about running a race next weekend but then I thought about the last time I ran it – 85 with 80% humidity. Nah, I’ll just look at pics on IG.😛
Being injured and watching others train and race is so hard and slightly depressing. Glad you had a great August/ recovery month, so important. The end of September will be here before we know it!
I’m sorry you’re injured- you were so looking forward to your race! I’m hoping you have a speedy recovery and get back out there sooner rather than later!
I WAS really looking forward to running my half, so disappointed at the moment. But anything running (distance) that weekend will be great running.
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