Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October Rewind ...

10 down, two to go. Here is my October 2010 in review ...

Miles Planned/Miles Ran: 154.2/168.1 (which brings me to 1468.58 on the year. Only 31.42 until 1,500!)

Rest Days Planned/Rest Days Taken: 9/12 (That whole marathon thing took more out of me than I suspected it would.)

Highest Mileage Week: 10/4-10/10: 39.5 miles (taper and recovery make for low(er) mileage weeks)

Long Runs Planned/Long Runs Completed: 5/5

Donuts Burned: 121 (my favorite statistic on Dailymile)

Current Book: Funny. Did you really think I was going to have time to read a book while I was suffering from Taper Madness and subsequently recovering from my marathon? Really? Well, obviously you don't know me that well ...

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: CHOCOLATE. We bought 60 FULL-SIZE candy bars for Halloween. Guess how many trick-or-treaters we had. FOUR. Leaving us with 56 FULL-SIZE candy bars. Add that to all of the junk my kids brought home and it's just a recipe for disaster ...

Current Colors: Turquoise and Green

Current Drink: Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee. With the temperatures dropping, I find myself drinking it non-stop just to stay warm.

Current Song: Take It Off - Ke$ha

Current Triumph: My 17 minute marathon PR. Oh, and dropping the eight pounds I managed to pick up during Taper Madness ...

Current Goal: Demolish my 8K PR (41:57) on the 13th. I am so.very.ready.

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

Current Excitement: I am SUPER pumped to run the HCA 8K on November 13th. And I am BEYOND EXCITED for our Christmas present to the girls - A trip to Disney in 42 days!

19 comments:

momof3 said...

4 trick or treaters? OUCH.

Jen said...

we only had 6 "treaters" but I made hubby take the left overs to work!!!

Courtney said...

We are gonna just miss each other in Disney by about 10 days :(

Jogging with Fiction said...

I love the donuts burned stats!

Silly Girl Running said...

You had a great October!

Wifey said...

I LOVE Disney ... you guys are going to have a blast! What an awesome October! I gained weight during taper time too. Hopefully I can follow your lead and lose it!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

P.S. Look for the email I just sent you. ;)

Wells L said...

Congrats on a great month. Dropping 8 pounds alone is a BIG accomplishment.

Colleen said...

Great job this month. Marathons screw everything up! :) I can't believe that you only had 4 trick or treaters. I would be in a world of trouble with those candy bars!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I think the trick or treaters all came to our house, but we still ended up with a ton of candy!

Marlene said...

WTG shedding that 8 lbs already! I'm back to race weight too. Phewf! Now to lose some more. :D

Have a great November! Can't WAIT for you to smoek the 8K. What a great race distance... never done one.

Emily said...

I can't believe you've already lost your taper weight. You are ridiculous. And I like that you clearly listened to your body post-marathon and embraced extra rest and lower mileage! You are skinny AND smart this month

Meredith said...

October sure was good to you!! But darn it, those 8 you lost found their way to my house. Pretty sure of it. Wish that when things got lost they didn't get found by others!

Rene' said...

so excited for your Disney trip. We suprised my 2 big kids with a Disney trip 4 years ago. we didn't even tell them where we were going until we got to the airport. so fun!!!!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

We got ZERO trick-or-treaters. And that leaves me with a giant bag of chocolate/peanut butter temptation plus all the loot the kiddos got! I can practially hear my pants getting tighter!

You had another great month. I can not believe you've dropped that weight already. Ugh! I dropped 7 pounds racing but I drank it mostly back on already! Ugh!

If you were in FL later in December you could attend a wedding. That would be another Ugh! Enjoy the kiddos now...it's harder when they are older.

BTW: Totally stealing your format. thanks.

Pam said...

So you have candy bars?

Ummmm....

TRICK OR TREAT!!!

You have my address.

Emz said...

Man, I keep track of nothing comared to you. I love these stats. Always love the song part. ;)

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

We're also giving the kids a Disney trip for their Christmas gift... but we're not going until February so I can run the Princess half. (Speaking of which, I wanted to get some advice from you on dressing the girls for their races.)

Waiting to hear about your 8K PR in 11 days. Kill it!

Book Worm Runs said...

Fun stuff coming up...Disney will be a blast!! And 56 candy bars?!? Yikes!! Good luck with that :o) LOL!

Katie A. said...

I'm a bad blogger friend! I'm so behind, BUT I just got caught up! Here it goes!
Nice work in Oct - you stayed true to your plan, keep it up!
Love the Halloween costumes! I want to have kids just so I can dress them up, too! Hahahaha!
And I love that Dizzle just saw her mamma, we all need to take a page out of their books. You've come a long way girlie!
Have a good Tuesday!