Monday, November 1, 2010

Time to Say Goodbye...

.... to October! What a whirlwind of a month! I barely remember it starting and now 31 days have come and gone. You know it's been a quick month when you go to flip your calendar to the next and realized you have crossed off a day since the 13th! This is usually how things go once I get back into the routine of work, working out, and busy weekends. Wow. Only 7 more months left of school.


Let's look at the stats.




Month in Review: October 2010

Swim - 00 yds .............. 2,000 yds in September
Bike - 157.39 miles ....... 126.81 miles in September
Run - 41.10 miles ......... 30.08 miles in September


Total Number of:
Swims - 0
Bikes - 9
Runs - 12 (including runs off the bike)
BodyPump Class - 3 (barely once a week --- boooh)
Pilates Class - 0
Yoga Class - 0
REST Days - 12 (10 in September, 16 in August)


Highlights of the Month:


  • Still more fun weekends with the BF, family, and friends!
  • Brad Paisely Concert (with Justin Moore & Darius Rucker)
  • Sioux Hockey - even though they lost in an ugly game.
  • Baseball playoffs (Poor Twins, but yay the Yankees are done!)
  • Football Season - College and NFL
  • Enjoying running again... especially longer runs - completing TWO Virtual 10K's
  • Registering for TWO 5K's - Full Moon 5K on Nov. 11 in the evening AND Jingle Bell 5K on December 4th
  • 2 months into the school year and no sick days!
  • Completing the trim work in my basement spare bedroom and hanging my new curtain rod (this 4 month project will be noted in an upcoming post)



Lows of the Month:

  • No swimming
  • No Yoga
  • No Pilates
  • Eating too much crappy candy and baked sweets at work


Goals for the Month of November:

  • Eat smart. Fuel the body. Cut the crap. Period. - journal nutrition, sleep, stress level, and workouts.
  • Probably going to register for the Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning. I haven't done that race for a few years, since it's later in the morning and we have been busy helping mom prep for Dinner that day. I think we are going to try and sneak it in again this year - at least me, my Dad, and probably sister (and bro-in-law?!)!
  • HAVE FUN at the Full Moon 5K on November 11th.

Year-to-Date Stats:
Swim - 61,100 Yds
Bike - 1044.05 miles
Run - 325.53 miles


How was your October? Do you have any specific goals for November?

21 comments:

Steel Springs said...

You have some fun races coming up! The Turkey Trot sounds like fun, too. Good luck with your goals for November.

James said...

Sounds like October went well for you. I hope November goes even better!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

November is full of races for me, so I'm a little nervous but my goal is to enjoy each one and stay healthy!

Lisa said...

October sure went fast, didn't it?

Have fun at those upcoming races. :-)

Megan said...

Sometimes, your soul needs that family and friends time more than your body needs the workout. :)

Mrs. Mess said...

I've eaten too much crap this last month too and my jeans told me about it this morning!

Staci Dombroski said...

October was great, just crazy busy!!! I hope that you have a great week :)

Colleen said...

Looks like October was a good month - any month with more yays than boos is a good month! :)

Have fun with the upcoming races!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

You had a great month! Definitely something to feel good about. I like your goals for November - especially the nutrition one. I really need to start tracking food too!

Good luck at your upcoming races!

tri like mary said...

Enjoying the running again? Lucky girl. I need to get to that place since my runs have been less than stellar since the half marathon.

My Life and Running said...

I love your social life! :)

I, too, had zero swims in October. OY! #1 goal for Nov is get-in-the-pool! Let's harrass each other, okay? :)

Tricia said...

hope november is AWESOME for you!

Marlene said...

October FLEW by! Good luck with your goals for November!

aron said...

october looks like a win to me!! good luck with november :)

Scott Keeps Running said...

I think you had a typo -- baked sweets should be in the highlight section! :)

Aimee said...

I can't believe it's November either! October just flew by!!!
I like your goals for next month! I need to cut out the crappy food too. I've had more than my share of Halloween candy..ugh!

J said...

Great job on October! I need to start eating better in November. I always start off well but then I sneak candy and I always feel horrible when I eat that junk food!

Today's Triumph said...

You kicked some October butt! Especially in the run department - nice work! PS - I was wondering if anyone was thinking about doing the Turkey Trot. I thought everyone had given up on it due to lack of time??? But I am game if you guys are!

Kristin said...

Onto this month!! Great goals!! Love your cumulative miles!! I think I should steal this!!

Jon Gilchrist said...

October seemed to be a great month for you...overall - good balance, etc...enjoy Nov..and good luck with the food bit..

Jess said...

I'm with you on wondering where the heck October went. How are we only mere weeks away from the holiday season!

I think your goals for November are great and I love the daily posts of thanks you've been doing. What a cool idea!