Wednesday, November 6, 2013

October in Review

Miles Covered: 46.6

While I'm not to my 500 mile goal, I seem to have arrived at Rivendell earlier this month.

No October races.

This month has been about endurance, and my inner coach has been working overtime. Here's the kind of things my inner coach says:

  • Every time you feel like quitting, take a sip of water.
  • You finished C25K in the hottest part of the year while recovering from surgery. You really going to quit now?
  • You completed a 10 mile race in 80+ degree weather and 100% humidity. You really going to quit now?
  • You can run 30 minutes continuously. What's another 15?
  • 15 minutes is just five, then five, then five. You can do five. Just do this five. 
And so on.

Which is not to say that I haven't had some spectacularly bad runs this past month. I've got a ton of excuses that aren't worth typing out. But I've had some good runs too. And I've been able to add in some weight work and yoga as well.

I think I can safely say that I have recovered almost fully from my surgery. There's still some nerve damage around the scar, but even that's beginning to fade.

I have high hopes for November--cooler weather and a ton of races. Bring it!