Running Update: Dealing with the dark and the cold

November running isn’t going very well. I had a goal of running at least 4 times a week, hopefully averaging 20 miles per week. I ran 3x the first week, 4x the second week and I’ve only managed to run 2x this week thus far and only on the treadmill.  It’s been so cold! It’s been in the low 20′s and had it feeling like in the teens and I could not will my body to get out of bed in time to run outside for the past few days.

It was hard enough dealing with the dark, but freezing cold and the dark?!  And knowing that there is ice on the road as well has been a strong deterrent. On the other hand, treadmill running is awful. I can’t get past 3 miles!  I have to figure out how to get back to running outdoors again or figure out how to hit a zen zone while running like a gerbil.

The difference between October and November? I had run over 70 miles by this time in October and I’ve only run 37 miles so far.

I remember when the weather first started cooling off and 40′s felt SO COLD!  And now I would be happy with 30′s! I guess the life lesson of this month is that everything is all relative.

Running Update: 100 Miles and 29:29

I had a personal goal to run 100 miles in October and I did it!  100.44 to be precise.  I don’t know what’s going to motivate me to run in November, but hopefully I’ll find something so I don’t turn into a winter slug.

Also ran my first 5K in a really, really long time and I PRed it with 29:29!

I also had a lot of fun watching the NYC Marathon this year because I had 5 of my weekend buddies running it.  They all finished some at a little over 3 hours, some at 4 and one at 5. What an accomplishment! It almost made me wish I could run it as well one day. But having run with them on the weekends for the last 4 months, I know what it takes to be marathon ready and I just don’t have that kind of time.

Happy Halloween!

It was a crazy day, driving back and forth between Peanut’s two schools and getting Soso to and from school during lunch hour to get her costume on, trying to make it to three parades and it ended on a slightly sour note because someone stole the candy basket we left on our porch for the trick or treaters since we were out all night… but the girls had a great time and they looked pretty cute if I say so myself!

Soso was a mad scientist and Peanut was Pocahontas for her morning school and Rapunzel for her afternoon school and for trick or treating.