Friday, October 1, 2010

September Rewind ...

Wow! September flew by. School started again, I hit my peak training mileage for the marathon, I visited Seattle and KILLED my half marathon PR. It was a pretty sweet month. Here is my September 2010 in review ...

Miles Planned/Miles Ran: 176/178.43 (I averaged 8.9 miles per run, bringing me to 1300.8 miles on the year!)

Rest Days Planned/Rest Days Taken: 9/10 (I know you are shocked that I actually took an extra rest day. I was too.)

Highest Mileage Week: 9/13-9/19: 53.05 miles (an all-time record)

Long Runs Planned/Long Runs Completed: 4/4

Donuts Burned: 125.16 (my favorite statistic on Dailymile)

Current Book: I read the last book in the Twilight trilogy, Breaking Dawn, while I sat in the airport last weekend. Can you say fantastic? Yeah. Too bad the movies NEVER match up to the books.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Cupcakes. Did you see the East vs. West cupcake battle from last weekend?
It was ugly. Deliciously ugly. But, the really bad thing is that I am only NINE (9) cupcakes away from my self-imposed yearly quota of 50 cupcakes. That really sucks.

Current Colors: Turquoise and Charcoal Gray

Current Drink: Diet Dr. Pepper, thanks to the fact that J bought a case last week.

Current Song: Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Current Triumph: I'm still riding high from my sub-2 hour half marathon last weekend. Thanks again Tall Mom!

Current Goal: Remain injury-free through this training cycle and demolish my marathon PR. Only 15 days to go!

Current Blessing: Pretty much everything. Life is pretty sweet right now. And I don't take that for granted.

Current Excitement: Did you miss the part where I told you that MARATHON #3 IS ONLY 15 DAYS AWAY? Or the part where I mentioned how I AM GOING TO KILL MY CURRENT MARATHON PR? OK, good.

32 comments:

bobbi said...

That marathon PR is YOURS! You had an awesome month!

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

Congratulations on a great month! You have a maximum yearly cupcake quota? That's hardcore. I'm not that hardcore.

I wish I could say I agree with you about Breaking Dawn, but I actually thought it was just about the worst book I've ever read.

Rae said...

15 more days until your marathon?! Awesome! You are gonna rock it! You are amazing! Keep it up!

Carly said...

Stop talking about cupcakes! It makes me want to eat some!

momof3 said...

I can't believe it's only 15 days away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yea, hello, you're going to CRUSH IT!

k2323 said...

There really should be a club to join when you crush your marathon and half marathon PR all within 30 days. Maybe you should start one?

Bethany said...

That's freaking awesome about your sub-2 hr Half! I'm pretty thrilled just at the fact that I have a shot of hitting under 2:30 for my half on the 16th!

Oh, and you only allow yourself 50 cupcakes per year? Interesting... Not sure where you get cupcakes from in your area, but you might want to check out Gigi's cupcakes while you're in Indy. gigiscupcakesusa.com... I've never actually had any from there, as I only just recently learned about it, and I'm still on my super-strict diet... But I TOTALLY plan on indulging there soon!

Katye said...

yep...ur a super hero.

Running Diva Mom said...

Hey -- I didn't know you actually RESTED?!?!?!? Great job again this month!

Good luck at your marathon -- you KNOW you're gonna CRUSH your PR. i have marathon #3 this sunday.

Congrats on another great month!

Jen said...

Gret job T... one day I hope to have half of those stats.

Courtney said...

You have a self imposed cupcake quota??

Deb said...

Sounds like a great month. The cupcake quota? Really, you should allow yourself 52 a year. That way it averages out to one per week. ;)

Karen said...

I love that you have a cupcake quota AND that you have kept up with it to know you are 41 cupcakes in. LOL.

Marlene said...

You better save those 9 cupcakes for the day after your marathon!!!


But really I think you should "earn" a bonus cupcake for every 10 minutes that you shave off your marathon PR.

Kerrie T. said...

I'm sort of wondering what a "donuts-burned, cupcakes-eaten" graph might look like. Not that it matters when you are averaging 8 miles per run...LOL!

Runners Fuel said...

Great month!

the dawn said...

i love your attitude towards your races! especially the marathon...i wish i had that level of confidence. i know that you are going to rock the house and i can't wait to read all about it! enjoy the taper and get ready to kill it!

Suzi said...

Looks like you had a great month. You are most definitely going to rock that Marathon PR, I just know it!

I'm currently obsessed with Teenage Dream as well. I think I have it on my running mix at least 3 times so that I might get lucky and hear it more than once on my run!

track coach and adorable wife said...

You are gonna kill that marathon! A new PR is yours! Awesome job with the training!

Becka said...

You GOT this!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Your confidence cup runth over! Is that what crushing PRs does for a runner? Or is it the cupcakes?

You had a great month! You are on fire with your running for sure. I giggled over your rest days. I don't think you rest on rest days, I think you are upper busy allll the time "running" around.

I love the format of this post and maybe steal it some month if i ever get organized enough.

Congrats on another great month. I think we should start submitting guess on how much your going to slice off that marathon time. It'd make for a great giveaway question. I'd say....about a hour!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Your confidence cup runth over! Is that what crushing PRs does for a runner? Or is it the cupcakes?

You had a great month! You are on fire with your running for sure. I giggled over your rest days. I don't think you rest on rest days, I think you are upper busy allll the time "running" around.

I love the format of this post and maybe steal it some month if i ever get organized enough.

Congrats on another great month. I think we should start submitting guess on how much your going to slice off that marathon time. It'd make for a great giveaway question. I'd say....about a hour!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...
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Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

mmmmm... cupcakes and PRs discussed in the same post, I knew I liked you!

Wifey said...

Sounds like a great month. You had me until the "self-imposed cupcake quota." Tee hee hee.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Lucky #3!! You will be amazing, I will send you a virtual pep talk the week of the Marathon. Feel free to carry a lifesized Tall Mom cut out with you should you feel the need :)

SOOO PUMPEd to help you to a KILLER PR and even more pumped to have devoured a record number of cupcakes in one sitting.

HUGS!!

ajh said...

You have a yearly cupcake quotient! That is too funny!

I had so much fun picking out my Brooks jacket! I went to two local stores and tried them on so I could see what I wanted. At the second one I was the only customer and the woman spent a lot of time telling me how great the jacket was. I couldn't say, "Well I won this in a raffle I'm not buying it but thanks." So I bought an awesome quarter zip because I didn't want to hurt her feelings! Good logic right!

Bethany + Ryan said...

wow, great month!!! and yes, Breaking Dawn was sooo good!

Zaneta said...

haha! That's awesome! What a great month! AND you are totally going to kill your marathon PR!! :D

MCM Mama said...

You are totally going to kill that marathon!

And really, I think you need to come up with an equation for cupcakes. Like x miles run times speed run - number of gus divided by pi... or pie as the case may be... and then you'll have a more accurate cupcake allotment. Just sayin'

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I freakin love that you have a cupcake quota. Hilarious!

Cynthia O'H said...

When it comes to meeting goals, you get the gold star. Incredible.

The cupcakes made me laugh.