Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Closing September and Jumping into October

September..

  • Far and away the highlight of September was Ragnar Colorado, especially leg one during which I had tears of joy.   I could say I can't remember the last time a run felt that good, but I can because it was nearly four months prior to Ragnar Colorado at Peaks to Prairie and shortly afterwards I was on the whining runner injured list with my right quad.

  • I attempted some speed work in the two weeks following the Ragnar, I thought it felt amazingly great, but my right quad responded unfavorably so I am back to just running.  My quad seems to like that better. 

  • I also picked up a 20lb kettle bell at target on a screaming deal and have been loving changing up my workouts with that

  • I spent two weeks trying to figure out how to renew my domain for my blog, what a PITA!!!  If you are on blogger and get your domain through Go Daddy and ever have problems, I can help.  I now have a link that can get fast results.  I already helped one other blogger get renewed.  YAY!

  • I dropped my ZGym membership at zuzkalight.com, but find myself missing the workouts. I just like her workout style and I love new workouts every week.  I think I will be renewing soon, plus she just started adding kettle bell workouts.

October

  • I am hoping to get in two races in October.  One is a half marathon towards the end of the month.  I have no huge goals other than to finish it. 

  • HA! Who am I kidding?

  • Not myself anyway.  I always have goals for races, sometimes it just feels scary to share them.  I want to finish it under 1:50.  It is a little hard not to be poopy faced about this goal since my last half marathon was 1:40:18 back in March and I really wanted to do a faster fall half. I feel given all that has gone on in between and the lack of any speed work makes 1:50 a much more realistic goal.

  • I am also going to try the Betty Rocker 30 Day Bodyweight Challenge, but I am already wondering if it will be challenging enough for me.  They also want you to eat clean the entire time, which I can guarantee I won't do.   I eat 80-90% clean and am calling that good enough.  Any more than that and I go off the deep end. 

What was a September highlight for you? 

What are you most looking forward to in October?  Lovely fall weather, but not the snow they are predicting will hit us tomorrow. 

10 comments:

  1. Glad that you are back to running and feeling good these days! Good luck on your half even though I know you don't need it!

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  2. You had a great month! Sorry your quad is still giving you a fit. I'm most looking forward to cooler running temps! :0)

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  3. Blah SNOW tomorrow! Eek! We've been spoiled by these glorious summerish days. All the best with the upcoming half!

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  4. YAY SNOW TOMORROW! :) I'm definitely looking forward to ski season!

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  5. Snow already?! I'm not ready for that! Good luck with your half!!

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  6. September highlight...My kids both ran their first 5k! And? I signed a contract with an illustrator for a children's book I wrote!

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  7. sounds like you had a great September!

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  8. So happy you are back running!!!

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  9. You have had some great months! Glad that your patience over the summer has paid off so you can rack up those miles now. :-)

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  10. kettle bell workouts are FABULOUS. I've always had skinny arms, but i'm finally seeing some definition in them thanks to this lovely bell :)

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