September was such a busy month for me! Work was hectic (still is) and I am freaking out because I have progress reports due on Wednesday morning. Paperwork and more paperwork is definitely NOT fun for me. I caught a cold this weekend and am not feeling good.
I am a coach for Girls on the Run-Chicago and I volunteer with them on Monday and Friday. I’ve been having fun with the girls and they’re so cute and adorable!! I was a bit nervous in the beginning but now am feeling more confident. There is a 5K in November to benefit the organization but I’m not sure if I will be running it because I am also traveling to Las Vegas that day for a half marathon.
This past week I began my training for the Goofy Challenge. I missed my workouts on Wednesday (met a friend for dinner and to grade papers) and on Friday (too tired from the week). I’ve just been so tired. Excuses, excuses. I know. No more slacking off.
This month I ran 63.62 miles compared to 66.05 in August. I also ran four races: Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach, Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia, Omaha Half Marathon, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence. Interesting but I ran one race in August and four in September but the difference between the two months is 2.43 miles. I did so much better in August.
I have four races in October. All except one are RnR races. I am running in CT again because two years ago I ran the full marathon but this time I am going for the half. I get to see my friend, JB, again. Yay!!
On Sunday I ran in Providence and had a good time. The course took us through some shaded areas and there were many supporters. It was hilly but I did not mind them too much. And the weather was just great. I will have a race review this week.
As of Sunday I’ve ran 178.72 miles in my Brooks PureFlow 2. They’re great shoes but now am thinking of trying a different pair (maybe Nike?). Any suggestions? During the race on Sunday, my knees were not happy. I am not sure if it’s because of the shoes or because the course was hilly. I’ll see how they feel during my runs this week.
Last weekend I finally reached A-List status from Southwest by completing 25 qualifying one-way flights. Ha, I knew all of those flights for my races would come in handy. I get benefits such as priority boarding, more points per flight, and priority check-in and security lane access. What I really, really want is free Wi-Fi on the plane. I am not cheap but I don’t want to pay $8 for each flight for the Internet.
September was a busy month but I am definitely looking forward to October!