Ba de ya - dancing in September
♬ Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day ♬♬
ha! I wish that were so, but actually September was a very hot sticky cloudy month! I never really felt like dancing, but I did manage 105 miles, just a few miles up from August, but it is enough to keep me on track with my training.
After a few weeks of increasing foot pain, it is finally coming back down to a manageable level. I am celebrating! I was becoming very anxious, thinking I would need an extended break, but I am feeling much more confident about moving forward now.
Last week was all about rain, storms, and very humid weather.
I runfess I have struggled with motivation to do any of my workouts and to engage in life in general, but I did better last week! I got a lot more done :) I can handle lack of sun, the rain and the clouds, but the heat is pushing me over the edge.
These were my views the past few weeks...don't be jealous lol
Biking Round the Hood - 13.19 mi 1:02:14
Pedal and Stretch - 1.91 mi 0:15:45
Cutting the Sludge - 7.26 mi 1:25:15
Cool Down - 0.14 mi 0:05:35
Arc/Leg Lifts - 1.30 mi 0:33:13
Upper Body Work - 0.38 mi 0:36:30
Warm Up - 0.32 mi 0:04:49
Eight Made Me Late :) - 8.00 mi 1:23:36
Cool Down - 0.21 mi 0:05:47
Warm Up - 0.34 mi 0:05:05
Morning 5K - 3.11 mi 0:33:27
Cool Down - 0.25 mi 0:07:45
14 More :) - 14.01 mi 2:35:41
Cool Down - 0.45 mi 0:14:39
My Tuesday run in the rainy sludge was one of the slowest I've had all summer. Start in the dark and finish in the dark...
Being so slow on Tuesday, motivated me to give my favorite 1/4 mile pick ups a try on my next run. I need to get a little speed back!
Thursday when I got up to run it was lightning. That is a deal breaker. I looked at the radar and realized the storm cell was almost gone.
I texted my office manager and told her I would be taking a personal hour and be in for my bus duty. I was determined to get my run done! I ran in a light spitting rain, but the thunder and lightning had passed. I got to sleep another 45 minutes, ran without a light and finished in the bright, well the gray! It is a very different, busy feel in the neighborhood almost two hours later! My vampire runs are much more relaxing. lol
I made a resolution awhile back to try to get a little speed work done on any days I get under 70 degrees. SO far, I've only been able to do this workout three times...
I usually start out nervous and take the recovery parts of the run really easy, but my confidence builds as the run goes on and I try to close the gap between the pickups and my recovery pace just a little.
Friday, I wanted to test out my new knuckle lights since I really didn't need them on my Thursday run. I squeezed out a 5K, which felt like a treat.
Saturday when I woke up at 6 a.m. it was over 70 degrees, humid, and rainy. I went back to sleep...I just couldn't start October like that, I was afraid it would bring bad mojo.
Sunday morning it was 65 and humid. I was so thankful the sun was not out! I am trying to do my weekend runs a bit later in the day. I started at 7 a.m. marathon race start is 7:45a.m.... that seems so crazy late to me! I am use to starting at 4:50 a.m. on weekdays, so I figured I better get use to the later times a little.
I did the best I could, but I am still having a hard time maintaining an 11 min. mile...I am beginning to wonder if that is a reasonable goal. Still too far away from race day to really worry about it I guess.
September felt like a walk through quick sand for me. I am sooooooo glad to close the door and have the chance for better things.
I have big hopes October will be a lot better all around...motivation wise, weather wise, and pain wise. ツ
Anyone have the rechargeable knuckle lights?
How was last week for you?
Have you experienced this elusive thing called Fall??!
Who loves Halloween?!
I saw a few fun houses while I was running yesterday and the decorations always makes me smile!
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Join in with Holly @ hohoruns and Tricia@ MissSippiPiddlin