October was not my best month for running this year. In fact I ran a grand total of three times. I skipped two races I really wanted to do. I didn't technically DNS them since I hadn't signed up for them yet... maybe I knew I was going to be injured or just wasn't very optimistic after missing the whole summer racing season.
Boring. Frustrating. My favorite time of year to run is fall and there I was most of October limping around with a sore foot. I am done with the limping and making a plan to ease back into running. and I do mean ease and not jump into it. Not much to review in October, lots of time spent on the elliptical and doing cross training.
It is officially my birthday month. My birthday isn't until the end of the month and since it annoys my husband I like to celebrate my birthday all November. I love birthdays and he is clearly a birthday fun hater. Not that I am excited about getting older but it is always better than the alternative and I like to enjoy life.
I am just hoping being 36 will be easier on my body and better for running than being 35 was. I very much learned this year that my body is neither limitless nor unbreakable. In fact I started to hate those words when applied to fitspiration.
I saw something about 30 days of being thankful in November so here are my first three since I am a little behind.
1. I am so thankful for my kids, I have never loved anything so much as I love those two.
2. My husband. He is pretty awesome really. I appreciate all the things he does for me and love the man that he is. Now if he would just get better about taking off his dirty shoes in the house...
3. My parents for so many reasons. Truly great examples for me. They were always involved in the things we did and support me still with my running and helping watch kids. I always remember feeling loved and blessed to have the family I did while I was growing up. I still do.
Yesterday was also the last flag football game and my son was very determined his team would win a game. They did!!