This month I ran 77.39 miles compared to 63.62  in September.  I also ran three races:  Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland Half Marathon, ING Hartford Half Marathon, and Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis.  I bailed on the race in Denver.  That’s OK.  Plenty of time to do one next year.

Work is going so much better.  My kids are doing much better too (behavior wise).  Parent/teacher conferences are on Tuesday and it will be a long day for me.  I will be meeting with parents from 11am-3:00pm and then from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  The only bad thing about it is that I only have 10 minutes per student.  Definitely not enough time and in the past we’ve gone over 10 minutes and then that messes up the rest of the schedule.  I think I will have a timer and see how that works.

The end of October means the end of my Brooks PureFlow 2.   According to my cool spreadsheet I’ve ran 256.11 miles in them.  Plus, the walking I’ve done before and after each race/run.  Definitely time for a new pair.  I’ve ran in the Brooks PureConnect  and love them.  I found the PureConnect 2 on sale on Running Warehouse and Zappos.  The ones in the photo are form Zappos but I also bought a blue pair from Running Warehouse.


I am getting nervous about the Goofy Challenge because I have not been training like I should be.  It is my own fault.  I’ve missed workouts and on top of that I’ve been racing half marathons almost every weekend since September.  Well, that latter isn’t too bad because I am supposed to run each weekend but the key word is run and not race.  I just need to remind myself to enjoy the races and have fun.

This past weekend in St. Louis I “won” a Brooks bag.  So cute and comes in handy for school.  Now, I just need to get my hands on a few more.  If you know people at Brooks Running, please ask them to send me a few more to me.  Thank you.


In a few weeks I will be at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon.  The day I am planning to leave is also the same day as the Girls on the Run 5K.  Due to some weird logistics with the race I don’t know the exact time my girls will be running.  I am not planning to run because I have a 2pm flight to Las Vegas.  I’ve sent an email twice to the folks at RnR asking to pick up my race packet on Sunday and they responded that in order to do so I need to pay $40 and it is on a first come, first serve basis. Ridiculous!  $40 for what?!?!?  I am so glad that will be my last RnR race because I refuse to pay for any of their races.

Next race is the Manchester City Half Marathon in NH.  Wish me luck!

2 Comments on October 2013 in Review

  1. What a fantastic October you had!!! And you will do AWESOME at the Goofy Challenge. You have been doing so much running and you are in such great shape. It is going to be a blast. I have heard such amazing things about the Disney Marathon and Disney races in general, so think about how well-supported you will be out there!

    I need another pair of running shoes like I need a hole in the head, but I consistently hear RAVE reviews about those PureConnects. I will have to try them soon.

    Safe travels to NH and I wish you a fabulous race!!! We will miss you at the Carrera de los Muertos tomorrow!!!

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