Fall has arrived. And we had some nice cool dry days but summer temps and humidity did rear their ugly head too.
Here’s how September worked out for me:
I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home. I prefer to run 4 times but sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
I ran at UAlbany (near work), near home, in a local park and at the Corning Bike Path. I even ran while in Rochester, Buffalo and Liverpool for work. My weekday runs were usually around 4 miles.
on the Lakeside trail along Lake Ontario – Rochester, NY
Liverpool, NY (Onondaga Lake)
I ran alone most of the time. But Alyssa was able to accompany me a few times and new Judy once. I also hooked up with Laurie, a former turkey trot group member. It’s definitely more fun running with friends.
I thought the Turkey Trot running group started up again on Monday, September 18 and I would get to re-unit with my running friends as well as meet new ones. I even registered. But it turns out that they changed the day for the first time this year – Tuesdays!!! I cannot do Tuesdays… So no group runs or drills for me this fall. Boo Hoo!!!
PP hills, I’ll miss you!!
Long runs began in preparation for my next half marathon. I also snuck in a half marathon as a training run. The 11 miler was my only decent effort but at least I got the miles in.
I have run 87.5 miles this month so far. An increase over previous months and I am still feeling healthy so all is good.
I had several races on my schedule this month. I skipped a local 5k but instead the next weekend, I ran the Saratoga Palio Half Marathon as a last minute training run. It was a hot, humid day and I bonked the last 3 miles. I also ran the Helper’s Fun 10K, a hilly small scenic race. For this one, I ran a smart race, had a course PR and won my age group so I was a happy camper.
2:16:19 – not my best effort but still had fun
58:17 – not a 10K PR but a course PR 🙂
I played tennis once (indoor season has started.) Again this month, I was out of town working every Tuesday 😦
I did NOT go to work out at the gym at all!!!! Not once! Nunca! Jamais! And my free membership ends in October!!!!
I thought I might fit in a yoga class. I did NOT!!
I did walk occasionally at lunch. Not everyday like I used to. I find it hard to tear myself away from my desk and I have been traveling a lot.
I finally got to go hiking after my 10k race. I loved it!!!
The hubby and I continued our boating on the weekends. It was actually warmer in September than in July & August.
Despite working ALOT, I also managed to attend my weekly mah jongg games and monthly dinner with the tennis ladies.
As you can tell, running is not my whole life. I think it is important to make time for other things that bring you pleasure….family, friends, food….
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
Two half marathons (#28 & #29) planned- October 1 in Corning, NY. and November 12 in Las Vegas.
I also have quite a few shorter races planned. I have to squeeze them in before the winter.
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 10-01-17 – Wineglass Half Marathon
- 10-07-17 – Apple Run 5K
- 10-14-17 – Great Pumpkin Challenge 10K / ZOOMA Cape Cod Virtual 10K
- 10-22-17 – ZOOMA Amelia Island Virtual 12k
- 10-29-17 – Goblin Gallop 5k?
- 11-11-17 – RnR Vegas 5k
- 11-12-17 – RnR Vegas Half Marathon
- 11-18-17 – Girls on the Run 5k (volunteer with STEM) or maybe 11-19-17 – Race to Deliver 4m in NYC
- 11-23-17 – Troy Turkey Trot 5k and Troy Turkey Trot 10k
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her Sepember Race Linkup:
No monthly goals.
This motto worked for 2016 so I’m sticking with it in 2017!
Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for
Today’s Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say overall a B+.
You know, zero gym attendance, skipping lunch time walks, slacking on those long runs, easy lackluster weekday runs. I know I can do better.
This week I am also joining up with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs each week for the Coaches’ Corner linkup