So here we are in a new month, October! It’s crazy how close we are to the end of the year, but I plan to enjoy this month as much as possible and really work hard on all of my goals!
I’m more than halfway finished with marathon training for the Philly Marathon, and I’ve got many more long runs in my future! I’m looking forward to keeping up the momentum and making some improvements in my life-balance from September.Did you meet your running goals for September? What are your goals for October? #runchat Click To Tweet
Somehow, September turned out to be one of the shortest months of the year. I’m still in disbelief that it went by so quickly! My monthly mileage for September was 96.3 miles..so close to 100 miles! Let me give a recap of my goals for September…how did I do?
Monday 9/26: Back to lunchtime yoga at work after a summer hiatus. It was great to be back. The class was short, but I was able to do my first headstand against the wall, on the first try!
Tuesday 9/27: My favorite vinyasa class after work with Darlene! While we didn’t spend any time at the wall this week, we did briefly have the opportunity to another headstand on our mats. I wasn’t able to hold it for long, but that was due to my wrists more than anything. I’m loving the progress!
Wednesday 9/28: I went for a 5-mile run. The splits were supposed to be 11:15, 11:00, 10:45, and 10:30…but I got a little too in the zone and took it too fast! It was a beautiful fall evening and a little drizzly. I felt great!
Thursday 9/29: Spin and floor class after work. This is the first time we’re having spin class through our wellness program at work, and it was a great workout! I need to wear better shoes for the floor portion…we did a lot of jumping and my feet weren’t happy.
Friday 9/30: 3 easy miles on the treadmill at lunch. I definitely felt the soreness from spin class!
Saturday 10/1: Morning yoga class. I originally planned to run 10 miles first thing in the morning, but I had a few too many the night before, haha. In the afternoon, I had a nice and easy 3-mile run.
Sunday 10/2: Finally time for my 10-mile run! I think overall it went pretty well, though my knees weren’t the happiest. For the first time I had to stop for a bathroom break…thank goodness there was one available at my turnaround point! For my next long run I’ll need to remember the goal is 11:20 pace! Since I had already scheduled the class, I went to barre about 30 minutes after my run. This was a BAD idea. I got through it, but the barre portion of class got so tough I had to stop for a quick break because I was getting lightheaded. Bad Janelle.
As you can see, I worked out every single day this past week. I’m not sure, but this may be the first time I’ve done this….ever? I’m very proud of getting all of my marathon training runs in, but I’m not a big fan of doing 2 tough workouts in a day, so I learned a pretty good lesson. Yoga and run the same day? Sure! Barre after a long run? Never again! So I’m going to give Week 9 a grade of A-!
Did you meet your fitness goals for September? What goals do you have for October?